tag | David Sheppard

Delco DA ends bid to keep man in prison who won clemency after 25 years

“The idea the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office would be pursuing it 28 years later as sort of a vendetta against a man whose sentence was commuted for a far more serious crime … just sends the wrong message.”
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY and Nicholas Pugliese/WHYY

Delaware County DA agrees to release lifer after reviving old charges to keep him jailed

Gov. Tom Wolf commuted David Sheppard’s sentence on Dec. 4. Even before the order was signed, Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland signaled her intention to keep him locked up.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Ex-lifer back on track for release amid old shoplifting case

A Pennsylvania man who earned a reprieve from a life sentence only to be held on a long-ago shoplifting charge is back on track to be released.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

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His life sentence commuted, prisoner now faces theft charges dating back to 1992

After 25 years in prison, David Sheppard received clemency for a second-degree murder charge. But he may have to go back to prison for allegedly stealing jeans in 1992.
By Katie Meyer