The man who shot George Wallace in 1972 and later called him a "segregationist dinosaur" will be released from prison later this year after serving 35 years of a 53-year sentence, the AP reports. The Alabama governor was forced to drop out of the presidential race after a bullet fired by Arthur Bremer, now 57, left his legs paralyzed.
Bremer has been incarcerated in Maryland since shooting Wallace and three bystanders during a campaign stop. He has previously been denied parole in part because he refused psychological evaluation. Wallace, who was reelected governor twice, died in 1998. Wallace's son told the Mobile Press-Register today that like his father, he's "forgiven Arthur Bremer."