Chris McNair http://apr.org en Judge Orders Early Release of Bombing Victim's Dad http://apr.org/post/judge-orders-early-release-bombing-victims-dad <p>A former Alabama politician whose daughter died in a racist church bombing in 1963 has been released from a prison medical facility after a judge sided with an Obama administration call to free him.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Peggy Sanford is a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney in Birmingham. She said that Chris McNair was released from prison hours after U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith issued her ruling.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The U.S. Justice Department sought the release of the 87-year-old McNair on grounds of compassion.<br> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:38:28 +0000 The Associated Press 36971 at http://apr.org Judge Orders Early Release of Bombing Victim's Dad Feds Seek Early Release Of Bombing Victim's Dad http://apr.org/post/feds-seek-early-release-bombing-victims-dad <p></p><p>The government is seeking the early release from prison of a former Alabama politician whose daughter died in a racist church bombing in Birmingham in 1963.</p><p>The Justice Department filed papers Thursday supporting the compassionate release of Chris McNair, a former Alabama county commissioner convicted of taking thousands of dollars in bribes.</p><p>McNair is 87 and suffers from numerous health problems. The request asks a judge to reduce McNair's five-year sentence to the time he's served since 2011.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:13:32 +0000 The Associated Press 36935 at http://apr.org Feds Seek Early Release Of Bombing Victim's Dad