Greensboro, NC -- Seven convicted felons have applied for clemency in North Carolina.
Janet Danahey, who was convicted of first degree murder in 2002, is one of seven criminals who has asked Governor Bev Purdue for mercy.
A few of them were convicted of heinous crimes that happened in the Triad.
Keith Louis Bradshaw was convicted of second degree murder in Randolph County. According to the Lexington Dispatch, Bradshaw got into a fight with his child's stepfather in Randleman back in 1997. Bradshaw shot and killed him.
Mark Leonard Gordan was convicted of first degree murder in Davidson County in 1997. The Dispatch reported that Gordan killed a man over a woman, who they both dated.
Matthew Thomas Rich is another one. In 1996, Rich was driving on Horse Pen Creek in Greensboro when he hit another car head on, killing two people. Investigators said Rich was speeding and he had also been drinking before the crash.
Ross Edward Neese, who is from Jamestown, was convicted of second degree murder and serious injury by vehicle in Rowan County. The Salisbury Post said Neese was drunk driving in 2006 when he hit another car, killing an 8-year-old girl and injuring three others in China Grove.
Ramona Rosario, who was convicted of drug trafficking in Wake County, and Brian Keith Tate, who was convicted of rape and burglary in Gaston County, have also asked for clemency.
Should the governor grant clemency for any of them, their sentence could be reduced by any number of years, months, days, or even make them eligible for parole, which means they could be released immediately.
WFMY News 2