- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - Two convicted murders and two people convicted in fatal crashes now qualify for early termination of their respective probation requirements under new Rhode Island guidelines.

Changes in the state’s probation system were approved by the General Assembly last year in a package of bills dubbed “Justice Reinvestment Legislation.” WPRI-TV reports a Warwick judge will hear from 32 defendants who applied for probation termination Friday.

Four cases are tied to five deaths, including John Foreman who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with a double homicide in 1989 and Tracy Stewart, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1988 death of her son.

None of the attorneys involved returned requests for comment. The Department of Corrections says the defendants meet the qualifications for early probation termination.

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