Thursday, December 30, 2010
Scott sisters to go free in controversial decision by Mississippi governor
In Jackson, Mississippi, sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott have served behind bars for 16 years over their part in an $11 armed robbery. Now, to share freedom they also have to share a kidney. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour suspended the two life sentences contingent upon Gladys, 36, donating her kidney to Jamie, 38, who requires daily dialysis.
The Scott sisters were convicted in 1994 of leading two men into an ambush in Central Mississippi the year before. The men were each hit in the head with a shotgun and the robbers made off with a total of $11.
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