The Arkansas Times says a different man has confessed to the murder, and a “mountain of other evidence of Vaughn’s innocence has come to light.”Two other men arrested in connection to the murder were released when Reginald Early confessed to the slaying and insisted he had acted alone.
But Vaughn, illiterate and lacking an attorney, failed to file his claim within a year of the new evidence.As a result, the state argued he couldn’t benefit from the revelation.
Last year, the Arkansas Parole Board rejected his request to be freed, too. But Vaughn didn’t quit. With the help of an attorney, he filed a clemency petition in June.
But when Vaughn’s lawyer followed up with Sanders’ office, he received a terse, three-sentence response with deflating news.“The Governor completed her review of Mr.