Parole Board Recommends Clemency for Man Convicted in 1996 Shooting

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Parole Board says it has recommended that Governor Beebe grant clemency to a 36-year-old man convicted in a 1996 shooting death on Interstate 30 in Little Rock.

The board said yesterday that its members voted unanimously to recommend making Emanual Lee Hart eligible for parole.  Hart is serving a 25-year sentence for first-degree murder and terroristic acts stemming from a shootout on the Sixth Street exit ramp off I-30 that killed 18-year-old Shedrick Sabb, Jr. of Little Rock.

The board recommendations are open for public comment for 30 days.  After that, they are forwarded to the Governor for his consideration.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)