Panel to review release of convicted N. Idaho murderer

Panel to review release of convicted N. Idaho murderer

Panel to review release of convicted N. Idaho murderer

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 7:21 AM

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho Commission on Pardons and Parole intends to review its own decision to release a convicted double murderer in five years.
 
Last week, the commission set Oct. 24, 2018, as the release date for 55-year-old Bryan S. Lankford.
 
Bryan Lankford, along with his brother Mark, were originally sentenced to death for the 1983 bludgeoning deaths of a Texas couple in the backcountry in Idaho County.
 
Commission Executive Director Olivia Craven told the Lewiston Tribune the review could involve a full hearing or just deliberation among members. As a result, the board's decision last week is pending a final meeting in January.
 
Bryan Lankford had his death sentence reduced to life after a 1991 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
 
Mark Lankford is serving live in prison without possibility of parole.

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