Sunday, November 4, 2012
Two Kansas legislators are urging state corrections officials to parole a convicted killer serving a life sentence for murdering a 75-year-old Topeka woman 31 years ago.
There may be others in the Legislature who think 63-year-old Ormond Wimberly Jr. is ready to re-enter society, but the Department of Corrections isn't releasing that information.
Wimberly was convicted of the 1981 death of Sarah Woody, who was shot five times during a robbery. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor -- who adamantly opposes Wimberly's release -- says the inmate already was on parole for a previous murder when he killed Woody.
Republican Rep. John Grange and Democratic Sen. Oletha Foust-Goudeau wrote letters last month to the Prisoner Review Board in favor of granting Wimberly parole.