2 Kansas Lawmakers Favor Parole For 2-Time Killer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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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.


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