While it is a mystery what if any role Huckabee had in Wayne Dumond a convicted rapists parole, facts don’t matter in elections nearly as much as rumors.

Here are the facts.

  • Wayne Dumond is convicted of raping a woman connected to Clinton both thorugh contributions and family while Clinton was governor of Arkansas in 1985
  • He was sentenced to life in prison
  • in 1992 Clinton’s successor Jim Guy Tucker reduced the sentence to 39 years making Dumond eligible for parole
  • In 1996, Huckabee now governor, considers commuting Dumond’s sentence to time served but withdrew that request after a public outcry
  • According to the Kansas City Star, Huckabee wrote a letter recommending Dumond for parole in 1997 and he was actually paroled a year later.
  • In 2005, Dumond was convicted of the rape and murder of a woman in Missouri and he died in prison

Whatever the facts of this story is, this will make for some great attack ads.

Source: CBS

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