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Missouri Man In Prison For Wife's 1990 Death Seeks Clemency

A 75-year-old Missouri inmate who has insisted for 30 years that he didn't kill his wife is clinging to hope that Gov. Mike Parson will grant him clemency.

Kathy Middleton died from a gunshot wound in her Blue Springs home on Feb. 20, 1990, and her husband, Ken, was sentenced to life and 200 years for first-degree murder. Middleton's son and investigators who have studied the case contend evidence didn't support Middleton's conviction. They allege corruption and the incompetence of police, defense attorneys and prosecutors landed him in jail.

Parson's office refuses to discuss any pending clemency requests.