Robert Wideman

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Gov. Tom Wolf has commuted the sentence of the brother of prize-winning author John Edgar Wideman in a 1975 killing, clearing the way for his release.

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A Pittsburgh man whose case garnered national attention in the 1980s and '90s took a significant step toward freedom on Thursday. The Pennsylvania Board of Pardons voted to recommend that Gov. Tom Wolf reduce Robert Wideman’s life sentence.