- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad has denied the applications of 18 inmates seeking commutation.

The governor made the announcement Thursday in a news release.

The individuals seeking commutation are serving different sentences, including life in prison. Some have been convicted of crimes like first-degree murder. Other convictions involve kidnapping and robbery.

The inmates range in age from 24 to 66. The governor did not provide any other details about his decision.

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