What do you call a pardoned convict?
When one is charged but not yet convicted of a crime, one is refered to as alleged to have done the deed. Once convicted they are refered to as actually having commited said acts. Reading a number of comments on those with sentences reduced by Gov. Ryan--harsh comments naming the men monsters or something like it--I wonder, ought these be refered to as having allegedly done the things they were put on death row for, or should they be said to have allgedly not done them?
The most straight-forward method is to say they did this crime and recently recieved a reduced sentence. But in a shorter reference, how is this one to be described?
What is the journalistic approach to someone where the state has reversed or checked its charge of guilty?