Monday, February 23, 2009
Tracey Dyess was 17 years old when she fought against abuse by her step-father by setting fire to her own home. The result of the fire, however, was the death of her 6-year-old brother and 13-year-old sister. Dyess is looking at a "tentative discharge date" of 2035. Gov. Chet Culver will now decide whether or not to commute the "mandatory" minimum sentence. See full story here.