- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 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 sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/Vc3PR1 ) Calvin Johnson, a homeless parolee, was sentenced Friday for the New Year’s death of 50-year-old Teodoro Leon III. Johnson was convicted of first-degree murder.

Alison Morgan, deputy director of parole, discussed Johnson’s success overcoming troubles linked to mental illness at a Dec. 16 Joint Judiciary Committee hearing.

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.

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

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