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June 19, 2012  |   Comments (3)   |   Post a comment

1 of Chowchilla kidnappers to be released


One of the three convicted in the infamous 1976 school bus kidnapping in Chowchilla, Calif., will get out of prison this month, corrections officials said on Friday.

The Contra Costa Times cited an e-mailed statement from the California Department of Corrections, which said that the state Supreme Court decided to not review an appellate court’s ruling that granted Richard Schoenfeld immediate parole.

Schoenfeld, who was in his 20s at the time of the crime, had been scheduled for parole in 2021, but corrections officials said that they are now legally obligated to release him.

To read the full Contra Costa Times story, click here.

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Legally obligated ?? Bullstinky!!!!

Da booslady    |    Jun 20, 2012 11:58 AM

It's sad that Ed Ray, the driver who was the hero not only during this event but long after, recently passed away. At least he didn't have to live to see one of these monsters released.

Rich Ruhl    |    Jun 20, 2012 04:56 AM

Are they completely insane? The man should NEVER be released. no matter what he says, or convinces them of, he is evil. While they are at it, why don't they release the manson family as well? Once he reoffends, then maybe they will get the message, but at what price to the general public?

Brian Ferrell    |    Jun 19, 2012 05:51 PM

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