Saturday, January 3, 2009
John E. Aslin has been in prison almost 25 years for breaking into a home. The stiff sentence, however, was the result of the fact that, during the break-in, a 76-year old woman died of a heart attack! Prosecutors say Aslin knocked her down a couple of times before she escaped from the home screaming. The result was a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole. Now the State Parole Board and Gov. Jennifer Granholm will consider his request for a commutation of sentence. Aslin says he is "stressed me out" about the whole affair but adds, "I can't change what I've done." See full story here.