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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.
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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.

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