After 29 years, Minnesota cop killer granted parole

A man who murdered an Oakdale police officer in 1982 is now on parole.The Star Tribune reports the decision by the Department of Corrections may be unprecedented. 63-year old Timothy Eling served 29 years for killing Richard Walton, who was moonlighting as a security guard at hospital when he was shot.
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A man who murdered an Oakdale police officer in 1982 is now on parole.The Star Tribune reports the decision by the Department of Corrections may be unprecedented. 63-year old Timothy Eling served 29 years for killing Richard Walton, who was moonlighting as a security guard at hospital when he was shot.

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