State Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy says his decision to parole a cop killer is consistent with state law and common practice. Roy defended his decision to a legislative committee saying denying parole to the man convicted 29 years ago would violate state law and his own ethics.
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Minnesota's prison chief defends parole for man who killed cop
The law was changed in 1993 to mandate a life sentence without parole for anyone who kills a police officer, but Timothy Eling was sentenced under the old law, and the state's corrections commissioner says Eling is qualified for parole under those rules. But one lawmaker says he thinks the commissioner had discretion to deny parole.
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.
State legislators want special hearing into paroles of 2 convicted killers
GOP leaders sent a request to Gov. Dayton Friday asking for more information on the recent paroles of two convicted murderers. Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers wants a legislative hearing to review the two paroles of Timothy Eling -convicted of a 1982 cop killing- and John Scruggs- believed to have ordered the execution of a teenage girl.
Convicted teen killers await unexpected parole hearings in Minnesota
Seven juvenile killers who were sentenced to life without parole in Minnesota could be set free, KSTP reports. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that life without parole is unconstitutional for juveniles. One of the cases in Minnesota involves Madhi Ali who was 17 when he gunned down three men at the Seward Market in South Minneapolis. Michael Swanson of St. Louis Park is also guaranteed another hearing after killing two convenience store clerks in Iowa.
Minn. ed commissioner to join Obama for 'No Child Left Behind' announcement
Officials say the president plans to formally announce that states seeking to drop parts of the law can apply for waivers. Cassellius submitted Minnesota's waiver request last month.
Human services commissioner says law requires man's release from sex offender program
Clarence Opheim has spent nearly 19 years in Minnesota's sex offender program. Now a court has ordered his release to a halfway house. Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson says she didn't fight the order because it's consistent with state law.
Dayton defends contracts for state workers
Dayton responded to Republican criticism of state worker contracts saying the negotiations are well within the parameters of contracts approved by former Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty. The contracts would give over 27,000 public workers a two percent raise.
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