Attorney Don Vaughan, who represented Janet Danahey in her petition for clemency, recently met with a NC Parole Commission officer to follow up on her case. The case made headlines when it happened and continues to be discussed. According to Vaughan, Janet was playing a prank, which got out of hand.
Vaughan said, “It was a thoughtless act. But she did not mean for this to happen. And she’s lived with it every day of her life.”
Janet is now eligible for parole and she and her family are awaiting the decision of the Parole Commission following Governor Cooper’s commutation of her sentence.