- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A man who was touted by a state parole administrator as a model of success in a meeting with legislators just 16 days before a fatal stabbing has been convicted of first-degree murder.

The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/iTOIZY ) jurors found Calvin Johnson, a homeless parolee, guilty Thursday in the New Year’s death of 50-year-old Teodoro Leon III. Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced July 22.

Alison Morgan, deputy director of parole, discussed Johnson’s success overcoming troubles linked to mental illness at a Dec. 16 Joint Judiciary Committee hearing. The treatment of mentally ill prisoners and parolees has been a focus of Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director Rick Raemisch.

Prosecutors say Johnson stabbed Leon 30 times near the parole office to retaliate against his parole officers, who he said were not giving him enough resources to survive.


Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com



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