Brian Schweitzer

Clemency for Ronald Smith? New Governor Should Say Yes

Ronald F. Waterman | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada
Ronald F. Waterman

Montana's new Governor will decide whether to grant clemency to Canadian death-row inmate Ronald Smith. Since their convictions, both of Smith's co-defendants have either served their sentences or have been granted parole, leaving the inequity of the death sentence in the case looming large.

Outgoing Governor Won't Grant Clemency Before He Leaves Office

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Montana's outgoing governor did not grant clemency during his final hours in office to Canadian death row inmate Ronald Smith.Smith had hope...

Lethal Injections Cruel And Unusual?

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A legal challenge of how Montana carries out its death penalty is to go before a judge Wednesday for a death-row Canadian waiting to hear wh...

Canadian On Death Row Gets News From The Governor

CP | Matt Gouras, The Associated Press | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada

HELENA, Mont. - Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Friday told the family of a Canadian on death row that he is undecided on the inmate's request for ex...

A Canadian On Death Row

CP | By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada

CALGARY - A clemency hearing has been set for two days in early May for the only Canadian on death row in the United States.Ronald Smith, 54, original...