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Cheryl McCafferty, Convicted of Killing Husband in Ft. Thomas, Pardoned with Others from NKY

Regina Lee Cash of Park Hills

In his final executive action before leaving office, Gov. Steve Beshear today granted 197 pardons and 6 commutations to individuals sentenced for a range of offenses.

Among them is Cheryl McCafferty, the Ft. Thomas woman convicted of killing her husband Robert in 2007.

Throughout his 8 years in office, Beshear received more than 3,400 requests for pardons that were reviewed over several months by the Governor and his staff.

“I spent many long days weighing the merits and circumstances of individual cases before making my final decisions,” Beshear said in an announcement Monday evening, his final night as governor. “The pardon authority afforded me by Section 77 of the Kentucky Constitution isn’t something I take lightly. We are talking about action that impacts the lives of so many individuals.”

Beshear’s predecessor, Ernie Fletcher, received more than 1,000 pardon requests and granted just over 100 pardons during his four years in office, the announcement said.

Among the actions taken Monday were commutations of sentence or full pardons to 10 women sentenced for violent crimes they committed after suffering years of domestic violence abuse at the hands of their eventual victims.

“These 10 women – some of whom are currently incarcerated and some of whom have already been released from institutions – were recommended to me for consideration for full pardons after an extensive joint review by the Department for Public Advocacy and the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association,” Beshear said, counting McCafferty among this group. “After further review of those files, I determined that some of the pardon requests should be granted, while others merited a commutation of sentence.”  

The Governor also pardoned several individuals who were convicted of drug offenses. Gov. Beshear, a former Attorney General, said the pardon requests of these individuals described with candor their mistakes with drugs and highlighted their efforts to stay sober and become productive members of their communities.\

“Throughout my administration, I have worked tirelessly with legislative leaders, local officials and advocates to wipe out the tragic impacts that substance abuse and addiction have had on the people of the Commonwealth,” Gov. Beshear said. “A significant part of that strategy has been a focus on treatment, to help these individuals have a fighting chance at staying clean and turning their lives around. After carefully considering the details of each of these cases, I am convinced that these individuals deserve a second chance at life with a clean record.” 

Of the 10 women:

  • Two of them are currently on parole and had their sentences commuted to time served. They are Barbara S. Sarabia, of Versailles, and Pearlie Sue Gambrel, of Flatlick.
  • Four of the women are currently incarcerated and also had their sentences commuted to time served. They are Donna Wheeler, Laurie Andrade and Judy Lee, all at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex, and Stacey Wigginton, at Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women.
  • Three of the women had completed their sentences and were granted pardons. They are Teresa Vincent, of Campbellsburg, Gabrielle Cecil, of Louisville, and Tamara E. Wilson, of Somerset.
  • Cheryl McCafferty, of Fredonia, who is currently incarcerated at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex, received a pardon.

The full list of pardons, with Northern Kentuckians in bold:

Last Name

First Name

Middle Name

Suffix

City

State

Adams

Billy

Blake

 

Maysville

KY

Akins

Alicia

Chantell

 

Paducah

KY

Back

Charles

Jerome

 

Nebo

KY

Baker

Francis

Lee

 

Lexington

KY

Barlow

Bruce

Thomas

 

Somerset

KY

Belew

Joseph

Leonard

 

Oak Grove

KY

Bennett

Christopher

Ray

 

Edmonton

KY

Besselman

Leona

Gail

 

Jeffersonville

KY

Bickett

John

Paul

 

Bardstown

KY

Birch

Rowlando

Ray

 

Danville

KY

Bishop

Michael

Ray

 

Louisville

KY

Blair

Travis

G.

 

Georgetown

KY

Blaisdell

Amber

L

 

Lexington

KY

Booker

Keith

Lavelle

 

Mt. Washington

KY

Bowman

Allison

Ann

 

Lexington

KY

Boyd

Dillard

Shawn

 

Prestonsburg

KY

Brickey

Justin

Dale

 

Sandy Hook

KY

Brown

Jenny

Lee

 

Dunnville

KY

Brownlee

Jesse

   

Frankfort

KY

Bryant

Angelia

Shaw

 

Russell Springs

KY

Burkins

Ronald

Lewis

 

Henderson

KY

Burton

Robert

William

 

Columbia

KY

Bybee

Joseph

Cole

 

Cadiz

KY

Carney

Christopher

Lynn

 

Campbellsville

KY

Carroll

Preston

Wade

 

Sandy Hook

KY

Carson

Philip

Gaines

 

Dallas

TX

Cash

Regina

Lee

 

Park Hills

KY

Chapman

Mark

Anthony

 

Salt Lick

KY

Choate

James

Brent

 

Shepherdsville

KY

Ciampa

Peter

Robert

 

Paducah

KY

Cima

Anthony

Joseph

 

Gray

KY

Clark

Michael

Warren

 

Frankfort

KY

Clark

Mabel

Lynette

 

Hopkinsville

KY

Clay

Cassandra

Denise

 

Lexington

KY

Cochran

Jeffrey

Lewis

 

Princeton

KY

Collins

Janice

Calista

 

Louisville

KY

Collinsworth

Amber

Nicole

 

Salyersville

KY

Colson

Larry

Thomas

 

LaCenter

KY

Combest

Keith

Casey

II

Henderson

KY

Cone

John

Luke

 

Benton

KY

Cook

Aprile

Leigh

 

Topmost

KY

Corbin

Claude

Michael

Jr.

Lexington

KY

Corde

Erica

Dawn

 

Lexington

KY

Coyle

Justin

Louis

 

Lebanon

KY

Craddock

Donald

Ray

 

Dry Ridge

KY

Craft

Jerry

Denton

 

Glasgow

KY

Crandal

Robin

Marie

 

Louisville

KY

Cunningham

Horace

Alton

III

Calvert City

KY

Dagnan

Christopher

A

 

Ezel

KY

Dame

Clayton

Eugene

 

Benton

KY

Davis

Tammy

LaToyia

 

Clarksville

TN

Dearing

Gregory

Eric

 

Louisville

KY

Eisner

Cathy

Ann

 

Louisville

KY

Ellis

Freddie

Garland

Sr.

Harrogate

TN

Emery

Chad

Ernest

 

Cloverport

KY

Ezell

Reginald

Eugene

 

Louisville

KY

Farmer

Deanna

Lynn

 

Louisville

KY

Fields

Larry

Christopher

 

Pikeville

KY

Finegan

Brian

M.

 

Louisville

KY

Finney

Patrick

Curtis

 

Paducah

KY

Fletcher

Lisa

Kay

 

Hopkinsville

KY

Fluharty

John

Paul

 

Frankfort

KY

Fogarty

Patrick

Michael

 

Louisville

KY

Foster

Thomas

Albert

Jr.

Liberty

KY

Frields

Amy

Nicole

 

Henderson

KY

Fullenwider

Steven

Eric

 

Lewisport

KY

Gardner

Shawn

Lamont

 

Louisville

KY

George

Morgan

Ramsey

 

Bluefield

VA

George

Rachel

Lane

 

Memphis

TN

Gevedon

Travis

Gerome

 

Charleston

SC

Gibson

Rachel

Renee

 

Elsmere

KY

Gibson

Kenneth

Omar

Jr.

Madisonville

KY

Goods

JoAnne

   

Lexington

KY

Goodwin

Justin

Allen

 

Lexington

SC

Grantham

Max

Kevin

 

LaCenter

KY

Green

Rickey

Joe

 

Louisville

KY

Gregory

Terry

   

Manchester

KY

Haggard

Daniel

Wayne

 

Paris

KY

Hale

Jayson

Ryan

 

Mousie

KY

Hale

Wesley

Everett

 

Paducah

KY

Harbour

Debra

Sue

 

Crescent Springs

KY

Hatchell

Charles

Thomas

 

Louisville

KY

Heinze

Daniel

P.

 

Louisville

KY

Henderson

Wesley

Alan

 

Crestwood

KY

Henson

James

Anthony

 

Manchester

KY

Herrington

Brittany

Jayde

 

Argillite

KY

Hiser

Michael

D.

 

Shepherdsville

KY

Honeycutt

Billy

Joe

 

Park City

KY

Hoover

Christopher

Clark

 

Lexington

KY

Hughes

Stephanie

Ann

 

Union

KY

Hutchinson

Kelly

Gene

 

Bardwell

KY

Hutchinson

Samuel

James

 

Ezel

KY

Jefferson

Jennifer

   

Lexington

KY

Johnson

Justin

Reed

 

Vine Grove

KY

Jones

John

Rogers

 

Henderson

KY

Jones

Stephen

Alexander

 

Lexington

KY

Jones

Marcus

Todd

 

Owingsville

KY

Jones

Gerald

Kenneth

 

Perryville

KY

Karnes

Brandon

Wayne

 

Louisville

KY

Kelley

Phillip

J.

 

Glasgow

KY

Killebrew

Lesel

Anthony

 

Hopkinsville

KY

Lafferty

Regena

Ann

 

Georgetown

KY

Lancaster

William

Burgess

 

Middlesboro

KY

Lay

Aaron

Joesph

 

West Point

KY

Lester

Alan

Keith

 

Yalaha

FL

Lester

Earl

Sanders

 

Munfordville

KY

Letcher

Delma

Louise

 

Richmond

KY

Littrell

Sarah

Diane

 

Henderson

KY

Lochner

Marc

Kenneth

 

Louisville

KY

Logue

Michael

Travis

 

Lexington

KY

Loy

Daniel

Scott

 

Louisville

KY

Lykins

Brian

Christopher

 

Louisville

KY

Manning

Michael

T.

 

Verona

KY

May

Mark

Anthony

 

Lexington

KY

McCoy

Joanna

Dale

 

Wilton Manors

FL

McFarland

Daryl

Carter

 

Georgetown

KY

McIntyre

Connie

G.

 

Ewing

KY

Milby

Jordan

Wayne

 

Owensboro

KY

Miller

Brian

Gale

 

Island

KY

Moore

Earl

Marsen

III

Hindman

KY

Morgan

David

Jay

 

Regina

KY

Mudd

Kenneth

Lee

 

Louisville

KY

Naghtin

Walter

Ray

 

Cerulean

KY

Nash

Barbara

Mahaffey

 

Paris

KY

Newsome

Robert

I

 

Bardwell

KY

Norsworthy

Eric

Alan

 

Hartford

KY

Nunnelley

Janie

LaVerne

 

Cynthiana

KY

O'Donley

Sean

Christopher

 

Elizabethtown

KY

Oldham

Marci

Kay

 

Madisonville

KY

Outlaw

Bruce

Cameron

 

White Plains

KY

Paige

Charles

Steven

 

Hopkinsville

KY

Peebles

Linda

Gaye

 

Morningview

KY

Pendleton

Alexander

Chad

 

Russell Springs

KY

Phillips

Lawrence

Dewayne

 

Vine Grove

KY

Raglin

Stephanie

Arnetta

 

Versailles

KY

Rankin

Racynnio

Kippe

 

Louisville

KY

Redd

Marvin

Leroy

 

Paramount

CA

Reed

James

Matthew

 

Means

KY

Reffitt

Michael

Lynn

 

Morehead

KY

Richards

Curtis

Arthur

 

Lexington

KY

Richardson

William

Ryan

 

Rockville

MD

Riley

Jeffrey

L.

 

Lexington

KY

Robertson

Alexander

Hamilton

III

Lexington

KY

Rolley

Jamie

Lloyd

 

Graham

KY

Sanders

Erin

Nichole

 

Lebanon

KY

Sandifer

Richard

Dwayne

 

Frankfort

KY

Scott

Loren

Maxwell

 

Danville

KY

Sizemore

William

Hager

 

Falcon

KY

Smith

Raymond

David

Jr.

Sandy Hook

KY

Snook

Howard

Arlen

 

Louisville

KY

Stevens

Richard

Andrew

 

Radcliff

KY

Stinnett

Shelby

L.

 

Nicholasville

KY

Sullivan

Kristen

Kays

 

Crescent Springs

KY

Sullivan

Clay

Andrew

 

Falmouth

KY

Tackett

Brandon

James

 

Winchester

KY

Taylor

Roy

Arthur

 

August

KY

Taylor

Frank

Brannon

 

Frankfort

KY

Teague

Joshua

Lee

 

Williamsburg

KY

Texas

Stephanie

Kaye

 

Henderson

KY

Thacker

Trevor

Lee

 

Ashcamp

KY

Thurston

Patrick

William

 

Lexington

KY

Tipton

Stanley

Thomas

 

Prestonsburg

KY

Tolhurst

Timi-Michelle

LaTondress

 

Ekron

KY

Townsend

Darin

Keith

 

Dixon

KY

Travis

Terry

James

 

Walton

KY

Tyler

Jonathan

Zane

Jr.

Hoyt

KS

Uresti

Shirley

Ann

 

Winchester

KY

Vincent

William

Ervin

 

Louisville

KY

Watkins

Paula

Ann

 

Louisville

KY

Weaks

John

Michael

 

Farmington

KY

Webb

Chad

Eric

 

Pikeville

KY

Weldon

Wesley

Scott

 

Lexington

KY

Wellman

Timothy

Wayne

Jr.

Nicholasville

KY

Whitaker

Jason

Randall

 

Somerset

KY

Whitledge

Jennifer

Lynn

 

Owensboro

KY

Willett

Thomas

Leon

 

Mayfield

KY

Williams

Terry

Lee

 

Lebanon

KY

Williams

Donna

Michelle

 

Morehead

KY

Wilson

Mallie

Deronna

 

Hazard

KY

Wilson

Tanith

Jo

 

Junction City

KY

Wilson

Laura

Lowery

 

Somerset

KY

Withers

Steven

Cory

 

Covington

KY

Witt

Jennifer

Leann

 

Harlan

KY

Wofford

Robert

Henry

 

Harrodsburg

KY

Wonn

Perl

Jay

IV

Ft. Pierce

FL

Woods

Eddie

L.

 

Louisville

KY

Wooten

Gary

Wayne

 

Versailles

KY

Wright

Barrett

Alan

 

Bowling Green

KY

Wright

Samuel

E.

 

Bowling Green

KY

Wright

Brian

William

 

Louisville

KY

Yates

William

Thomas

 

Nortonville

KY

Yelverton

Bertie

Louise

 

Louisville

KY

York

Carl

Edward

 

Lancaster

KY