A man who was given a life sentence for carrying out a paid "hit" on a doctor's wife has been released from prison. Former Governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to Jeremy Ingram just before leaving office.
Governor Haslam said Ingram had "undergone a transformation" while behind bars. His office said Ingram was 18 at the time and that he will be subject to additional supervision conditions.
The office said, "He has undergone a transformation during 25 years of incarceration, earning four higher education degrees and actively participating in rehabilitation and faith-based programs and earning the respect of numerous volunteers and prison officials."
Gina Sanjines held a press conference last January protesting against the release, and District Attorney Neal Pinkston called the governor's office.
Authorities said her estranged husband, Dr. Jorge Sanjines, hired Ingram to kill Ms. Sanjines. Dr. Sanjines was sentenced to life in prison plus 25 years.
Ingram had pleaded guilty to attempted murder of Ms. Sanjines and the murder of Virgil Schrag, who was with her at her Mountain Shadows home. She was shot in the head three times and she said she has endured terrible headaches and suffered partial blindness.