Title: Parole Hearing Coming For Giles County Man
Date: 07/22/2001


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A Giles County man serving a sentence for a murder conviction is up for parole consideration in a few weeks and two convictions against his twin brother have been overturned by the Tennessee Supreme Court….
Parole Officer Joseph Wallace says Pete Bondurant is eligible to seek parole in a hearing that is scheduled for August 1st at the South central Correctional Facility near Clifton….
He is serving 25 years for the murder of Gwen Dugger of Ardmore and eight years for assisting his twin brother Pat in the burning of the body of Ronnie Gaines after Pat had killed Gaines….Pete is also serving 15 years for the 1986 death of a former girlfriend Terry Lynn Clark….
The 46-year-old Pete Bondurant has met the required percentages of his sentences, but doesn’t mean he will necessarily win parole, says Wallace….Wallace says there are other factors taken into consideration including letters from the public commenting on his parole….
Twin brother Pat Bondurant has had his convictions of first-degree murder and arson overturned by the State Supreme Court….He had been sentenced to death for the killing of Gaines but the high court reverse the decision and a new trial is set to be held in Pulaski in September….
The Supreme Court ruled that the trail judge Jim Hamilton departed from statutory procedures which govern the selection of a special jury panel….The Supreme Court ruled the evidence presented in Pat Bondurant’s trail was sufficient to convict him, still the result of the trial was overturned and new trial ordered…..The second trial is to be heard by a jury selected out of Wayne County and brought to Giles County where it will be sequestered…
Unless Pat Bondurant is convicted a second time in the re-trial, he will be released from Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville in 2014 after serving out his other sentences…..


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