"I shall never recommend parole, I shall never recommend commutation of sentence. I do not believe that society should ever again be placed at risk as the result of worrying about what conduct Mr. Ruthruff might display in the future."
Friday, January 8, 2010
The Michigan Department of Corrections' parole and commutation board has set a public hearing to consider a possible commutation of sentence for 42-year old Roger Ruthruff. Rothruff was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 1986 after being convicted of first degree felony murder committed during a robbery. He was 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, but the sentencing judge said:
Previous requests for hearings have been denied, although Ruthruff's family insists that he is a "good kid" who "just got mixed up with the wrong person." See entire article here.