Breitbart News reports that Republicans are blasting Pennsylvania’s Democrat nominee for U.S. Senate, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman because a man — exonerated of a murder conviction and released from prison through D.A. Larry Krasner’s Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU), which Fetterman supports — was allegedly involved in another murder in September.
Jahmir Harris, 32, who was released from prison last year, is wanted for his alleged role in the murder of 50-year-old Charles Gossett in September. “Prosecutors say Harris was identified by security footage as the driver of a vehicle that two gunman exited before shooting 50-year-old Charles Gossett in the back of the head around 2 a.m.” On Friday afternoon, Harris turned himself in.
Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to slam Fetterman, stating that this is what the Democrat “supports” and that “He has blood on his hands!!!”
Republican strategist Arthur Schwartz also ripped Fetterman, asking him if Harris “is Morgan Freeman.” The Democrat has suggested that the 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption, in which Freeman starred, justifies releasing convicted killers from prison.
Harris was convicted of the December 2012 murder of Louis Porter, who was shot in the head in front of his own five-year-old son. He was sentenced to life without parole in 2015 but was exonerated and released through Krasner’s CIU last year, which Fetterman lauded earlier this week while speaking with David Weigel of Semafor:
There’s plenty of things that I agree with him about. One thing about him that I did support is that he’s freed, I think it is about two dozen innocently convicted individuals that spent decades in prison. I think that really is justice. It’s not being hard on crime to allow innocent people to die in prison. But there’s other issues that we disagree on.
Nobody wants innocent people to go to prison, much less die there. But only Democrats want to free guilty people.