Kentucky man who received controversial pardon rearrested

Former Ky. Gov. Matt Bevin
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Updated: May. 31, 2021 at 6:19 PM EDT
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LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who was convicted of homicide and then received a controversial pardon from then-Gov. Matt Bevin has been rearrested.

The Courier-Journal reports the sister of the man Patrick Baker was convicted of killing told the paper a federal agent had alerted her to the arrest.

Patrick Baker
Patrick Baker(Laurel County Correctional Center)

A spokesman with the Federal Bureau of Investigation didn’t immediately respond to an email Monday asking for more information on the charges.

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Bevin issued hundreds of pardons between his electoral defeat in November 2019 and his final day in office a month later.

Baker’s pardon was controversial because his relatives had held a fundraiser for the Republican governor in 2018.

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