Mom: ‘Carol Sue Would Be Alive Today’ If Not for Huckabee

By Brian Ross And Anna Schecter

Dec 4, 2007 5:03pm

A Missouri mother says she will do "whatever it takes" to stop former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee from becoming president, because he freed the man who went on to rape and murder her daughter, Carol Sue Shields (pictured). "I can’t imagine anybody wanting somebody like that running the country," Lois Davidson of Adrian, Mo., told the Blotter on ABCNews.com. Wayne Dumond was initially sentenced to life plus 25 years for raping a 17-year-old Arkansas high school cheerleader. In 1999, a parole board voted to free Dumond, after then-Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his desire to see him released. Do you have a tip for Brian Ross and the Investigative Team? A former parole board member tells ABC News that Huckabee exerted strong pressure on the board  to release Dumond. During the campaign, Huckabee has insisted he played only a minor role in Dumond’s release and had concerns that Dumond had been wrongly convicted. Huckabee recently told CNN, "None of us could’ve predicted what Dumond could’ve done when he got out." Watch the full report Wednesday morning on "Good Morning America." Click Here for Full Blotter Coverage.

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