Governor Rick Perry Grants Clemency For Nine

AUSTIN (AP) Governor Rick Perry today granted clemency to nine
Texans convicted of a variety of offenses ranging from attempted
tax evasion to assault.

Each case was favorably recommended for clemency by the Texas
Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Here is a look at the pardons:

Raymond Isreal Casas of Victoria, age 36, convicted of
unauthorized use of a vehicle in 1989. At 18, he was sentenced to
ten years probation and payment of $100 restitution. Casas is now a
decorated hospital corpsman in the United States Navy, serving on
active duty in Iraq.

Kenton Jerrod Davis of Killeen, age 34, convicted of
unlawfully carrying a weapon in 1993 at the age of 19. He was
sentenced to three days in jail and fined $350.

Betty Jean Martinez Minica Dobbins of San Antonio, age 70,
convicted of attempted tax evasion in 1967. She was sentenced to
three years probation and fined $7,500.

Clark Byron Jordan Senior of Pearland, convicted of
transporting a stolen vehicle in 1966 at the age of 20. He was
sentenced to six years in Federal Youth Correction and probation.

Alfred James Milligan of Kennedale, age 34, convicted of theft
in 1997. He was sentenced to one day in jail.

Rubina Naheed Mohammed of Irving, age 41, convicted of
misdemeanor assault in 2001. She was sentenced to six days in jail
and fined $100.

Anthony James Petkas of Houston, age 55, convicted of robbery
in 1973 at the age of 21. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Michelle Christine Rocha of Conroe, age 43, convicted of
misdemeanor assault in 1996. She was sentenced to two years of
probation and fined $500.

Kimberly Ann Stewart of Winters, age 34, convicted of theft by
check in 1995. She was sentenced to one year of probation and fined

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