- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - The state Department of Justice has appealed a decision to release a man who was 14 when he killed the owner of a landmark Rogue River fishing lodge.

A judge last month ordered Trevor Walraven to be released from prison before the end of October. The decision to appeal was reported Monday by the Grants Pass Daily Courier (https://bit.ly/ZDnBKl ).

Walraven and his older brother carjacked Black Bar Lodge owner Bill Hull in 1998. Hull was then shot in the head, his body left along a logging road.

Walraven was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison, but Oregon law gives people convicted as juveniles a chance for a second look after serving half their sentence. After hearing from character witnesses, a judge said Walraven’s sentence should be reduced.

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Information from: Daily Courier, https://www.thedailycourier.com

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