Did you note the part about the sheriff releasing two men from jail, telling them to slice Dumond?
My faulty memory had the sheriff going into Dumond's cell to do the deed himself. In actuality it seems he directed the deed to be accomplished by jail inmates he released.
You may have something else to offer up here, but it appears Dumond didn't do this to himself, and that the sheriff did by proxy.
This was quite a sordid tale wasn't it. Even his trial judge felt compelled to resign and work on his behalf. His wife stood by him until she died.
Then he get got pardoned and very likely committed some despicable crimes afterward.
Was he innocent of the rape? If so, what turned him? Was it prison?
I do appreciate the link.
The biggest failure in this matter was the media. They failed to report DuMond's extensive criminal background. Then Steve Dunleavy started his campaign to convince people that this was a Clinton scandal, when Clinton had nothing to do with it. Dunleavy wrote that DuMond had no criminal record, which is false. A lot of people fell for it - including myself - for a while. After DuMond was released, he moved to Missouri and killed two women. As far as I know, Dunleavy never reported on those crimes.