Father of murdered woman asks for relief

His daughter Kimberly was kidnapped and murdered in 1979. But Wayne Strickler has not stopped "fighting the system," as he says. Every three years Roger DeGarmo, a man nicknamed "The Animal" while he was on death row for 13 years, comes up for parole. DeGarmo got a new trial after it was revealed that a witness at his first trial, in 1980, cut a secret deal with prosecutors. In 1994, a jury gave him life in prison, making DeGarmo eligible for parole. Strickler and Victim's Advocate Andy Kahan want lawmakers in Austin to support a bill that would allow the parole board the discretion to give 5 year set offs for parole hearings for offenders in capital murder and aggravated sexual assault cases.

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