- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Board of Pardons has rejected a former Lincoln man’s attempt to commute his second-degree murder sentence.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/2gTM3jS ) that Terry Taylor asked the board to commute his sentence to a limited number of years. Taylor now lives in Texas and is on lifetime parole.

The board’s three members, Gov. Pete Ricketts, Secretary of State John Gale and Attorney General Doug Peterson, said Thursday they would be content to have Taylor remain on parole for the rest of his life.

The 53-year-old Taylor killed Ben DeBaets Jr. in December 1984, stabbing him 51 times. Taylor was released from prison in 1996 after serving 11 ½ years in prison, including county jail time.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com


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