TW: Rape

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Outgoing Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has pardoned Stacey Lannert, who shot and killed her father while he was raping her sister. Here is Greitens’ statement:

I pardoned Stacey Lannert. She served 18 years in prison for killing her father—a father who abused and raped her constantly for years, and kept her silent under threat of death. When Stacey—still a teenager—discovered her father raping her younger sister, she grabbed her father’s gun and shot him dead. Since that day, Stacey has committed her life to serving others. Her sentence was commuted in 2009. She is a public defender. She has been an incredible resource to our team as we have worked in office to determine other Missourians who may deserve grace. She didn’t ask us for a pardon before we decided to issue one, but there is no one more deserving.