Posthumous pardon sought for last man to be hanged in South Carolina

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In 1910, Daniel Duncan was the last person executed by hanging in South Carolina. Today, the South Carolina Board of Paroles and Pardons will decide whether or not to clear Duncan's name.

Duncan was convicted of murdering of Max Lubelsky, a tailor who died from a beating in his King Street shop. Duncan was subsequently hanged, but until his death he adamantly swore he never committed the crime.

According to the article in today's Post and Courier, South Carolina has pardoned four people posthumously. Batt Humphreys, an author and former network television producer pushing for Duncan's pardon hopes to bring that number to five.

Pop over to The Post and Courier and read up on Daniel Duncan's 100 year old case.

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