Murph The Surf Not Getting Rights Back

by The Editors on December 14, 2012

1211213 MurphbigThe surfer/jewel thief Jack Roland Murphy, a.k.a. Murph The Surf (pictured right in 1968) who spent close to 20 years in prison for murder will not get his civil right back from the State of Florida, according to a story

Scott [Florida’s Governor] was willing to restore Murphy’s rights, but not the other three Cabinet members, including Attorney General Pam Bondi. Under Florida law the governor cannot grant clemency without the yes votes of two additional Cabinet members. . . Bondi told Murphy he was fortunate just to have avoided execution for his role in the slayings of two women. . . “Under today’s death penalty scheme I firmly believe he would be on Death Row or executed by this time,” Bondi told reporters. “His blessing is he is out there walking the street.”

Guess Murph will have to take what he gets. If you don’t know the story, click the link for the rest.


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