Friday, August 21, 2009

AP: Peltier denied parole

American Indian activist denied parole
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says imprisoned American Indian activist Leonard Peltier has once again been denied parole.
Wrigley says the next scheduled hearing for Peltier is 2024, when Peltier would be 79 years old.
Peltier is serving two life sentences for the execution-style deaths of FBI agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams during a June 26, 1975, standoff on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
He was convicted in Fargo, N.D., in 1977. He has claimed the FBI framed him, which the agency denies, and unsuccessfully appealed his conviction numerous times.
Peltier had a full parole hearing for the first time in 15 years last month at the Lewisburg, Pa., federal prison where he is being held.
Defense attorney Eric Seitz declined comment on the U.S. Parole Commission decision Friday, saying the Justice Department had not informed him.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press.


Anonymous said...

This is just horrible, I really thought he will finally go home!

Nativi Americani_it said...

This is terrible news, I hope for his freedom, there are no words to describe this injustice ...

sandra beasley unenrolled Cherokee african american white said...

sad just sad yet Iam not gving up on the miracle that leonard will get out of prison as a free i encourage everyone to don't give up praying for leonard , his family ,and his attorneys.prayer changes things.