Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Nevada Appeal reports that fifteen inmates will go before the State's Pardons Board today seeking clemency. Among them is John Olausen, charged in the murder of police detective. Olausen was originally sentenced to death, but a ruling converting the sentence to life in prison without possible parole. Now he is seeking commutation of that sentence to allow the possibility of parole. Likewise, Robert Stoltz, Lynn Huffman, Roger Davis, Janine Hillman and Thomas Welsh — all serving life sentences without possible parole — are seeking commutations to allow them the possibility of parole. Nolan Klein (sexual assault), on the other hand, is seeking a commutation of his life sentence to a defined number of years. Jesus Avelar, who was sentenced to 25 years for trafficking wants an immediate release. See story here.