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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I think in this case, this is a good thing

Murderer pardoned for saving hundreds in deadly Honduras prison fire

Marco Antonio Bonilla had just a few months left of his sentence to serve when the deadly fire broke out in a Honduras prison. A prison nurse who had more freedom to move through the prison than most, he got some of the keys to cells and saved perhaps hundreds of lives, and in one case used a bench to bash open a lock.

At least 360 of the 852 prisoners died in the fire. In once cell block of 105 prisoners, only four survived.

For his actions, the president of Honduras said he would give Antonio Bonilla a pardon for his conviction. While I certainly don't condone murder, this man served his debt to society and at great risk to himself saved many men who might otherwise have died horribly.

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