OR parole board could free man who killed as teen



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Board of Parole could free a 36-year-old man who killed his girlfriend’s mother when he was 16.

The board has determined that Shane Sopher should have been considered for parole after 14 years. Because he’s served 19 years, the board must consider Sopher for release this year.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/5aeJzn ) the board set a projected release date in November.

Sopher is one of five men to receive a new prison term as a result of an Oregon Supreme Court ruling last year on sentencing juveniles for aggravated murder.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com