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Governor Branstad denies sentence commutation for 5 Iowa criminals

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On Tuesday, Governor Branstad denied commuting the sentences of 5 Iowa criminals on Tuesday. Two of the people who applied to have their sentences commuted were serving 25 year sentences for first-degree robbery; Edgar Cardona, 40, committed his crime in Pottawattamie County on November 11, 2003 and Troy Midthus, 48, was convicted for what he did in Black Hawk County on November 1, 2003.

The three others who were denied are serving life sentences, two for first-degree murder and another for first-degree kidnapping. Randy Schubert, committed first-degree kidnapping on March 29, 1982 in Hancock County. Kenneth Sheffey, 63, and Earl Thompson, 81, are both serving life for murder, Sheffey was convicted of committing murder in Scott County on April 13, 1974 and Thompson's crime in Dallas County on January 21, 1961.

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