Cornell was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole and released from prison on Sept. 23, 2011, after serving 25 years and 11 months.
The 67-year old Pinnell is now the oldest inmate on Oregon's death row and dying of "severe chronic pulmonary disease." A lawyer says he has about six months to live. Pinnell is not likely to be executed, however, because Gov. Kitzhaber declared a moratorium on executions in November 2011. In a letter to the Governor, he has written:
"Please, let me die on the outside, with my friends and family near me when I pass ... I am a weak, old man. I pose no threat to society. I am very ashamed and sorry for what I did. I'm asking for mercy. Please release me from prison so that I can spend my last days near my family rather than at the Oregon State Penitentiary.''See full story here.