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President Joe Biden gave full pardons to six individuals Friday who had already served their sentences for the crimes that they committed.
The end of the year pardons were given to individuals who were convicted of crimes ranging from murder to drug-related charges.
Beverly Ann Ibn-Tamas, 80, was convicted of murder in the second degree while armed for killing her husband when she was 33 years old. Ibn-Tamas, who was pregnant during the murder, testified that her husband beat and threatened her right before she killed him.
“During her trial, the court refused to allow expert testimony regarding battered woman syndrome, a psychological condition and pattern of behavior that develops in victims of domestic violence,” a statement from the White House said. “Ms. Ibn-Tamas was ultimately sentenced to a term of one to five years’ incarceration, with credit for time served. Ms. Ibn-Tamas’s appeal marked one of the first significant steps toward judicial recognition of battered woman syndrome, and her case has been the subject of numerous academic studies.”
Ibn-Tamas later became the Director of Nursing for an Ohio-based healthcare business where she continues to work to this day.
Gary Parks Davis, 66, pled guilty at age 22 to the use of a communication facility (a telephone) to facilitate an unlawful cocaine transaction. Davis served his six-month sentence on nights and weekends at a county jail, the statement said. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree and own a landscaping company.
Edward Lincoln De Coito III, 50, was pardoned over a marijuana trafficking conspiracy charge that he was convicted of at age 23. After serving roughly a year and a half in prison, he worked as an electrician and a pilot. He is a U.S. Army veteran.
Vincente Ray Flores, 37, was convicted of consuming ecstasy and alcohol while serving in the military. After serving his sentence and other penalties, he returned to active duty where he won numerous awards and continues to serve today.
Charlie Byrnes Jackson, 77, pled guilty to a single count of possession and sale of distilled spirits without tax stamps when he was 18 years old. He is an active member of his church and has a track record of helping people in need.
John Dix Nock III, 72, pled guilty to one count of renting and making for use, as an owner, a place for the purpose of manufacturing marijuana plants, the White House said. He operates a general contracting company and helps mentor young men.