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Branstad Denies Murderer's Commutation
DES MOINES, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Governor Terry Branstad rejected the request for commutation from eight inmates. Among them, 67-year-old Judy K. White. White was convicted of murder in the April 13, 1979 death of Ady Jensen. White was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole.
Robert Kern is also serving a life sentence for the murder.
The 39-year-old Jensen was killed at his parent's home. A trial concluded that four people, including Jensen's wife conspired to kill him for his life insurance policy.
Jensen's wife pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for her testimony.