Gov. Perry pardons 7 for past crimes

December 20, 2008 12:58:48 PM PST
Gov. Rick Perry on Friday granted pardons to seven Texans after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended their clemency. Ronald John Ursin, 78, of San Antonio, received a full pardon for his indecent contact with a child conviction in 1991 after the victim and the woman who accused him said their accusations were fabricated during a child custody battle. He had been sentenced to 10 years probation.

Also receiving full pardons from Perry were:

-- Jerry Wayne Crownover, 54, of Arlington, who was convicted in 1997 of making a terroristic threat during an altercation with his brother, a Class B misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail.

-- Wesley Baker Davis, 79, of Amarillo, who was convicted in 1947 of knowingly passing a forged check when he was 18. He was sentenced to five years of probation. His pardon included restoring his firearm rights.

-- Marlyn Ann Linguist, 52, of Cedar Hill, who was convicted in 1976 of unlawful carrying of a weapon and theft when she was 21. She was sentenced to three days in jail on both charges.

-- Nicholas Villa Marquez, 39, of Comanche, who was convicted in 1989 of a misdemeanor when he was 20. He was sentenced to six months' probation and paid $725 restitution.

-- Ruben Eduardo Ramirez, 32, of Galveston, who was convicted in 1996 of possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. He paid a $500 fine.

-- Thomas Clyde Reedy, 59, of Denton, was convicted of burglary in 1971 when he was 22. He was sentenced to five years probation.

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