2/02/2011

Updated: 7:10 AM Jan 8, 2011
Governor Ritter changed the lives of nearly thirty Colorado residents Friday who had been convicted of serious crimes by granting them a pardon or commutation resulting from a further review of their case.
Governor Ritter changed the lives of nearly thirty Colorado residents Friday who had been convicted of serious crimes by granting them a pardon or commutation resulting from a further review of their case.
Gov. Bill Ritter Friday approved 28 pardons and commutations, including commutations for four individuals who were juveniles when they committed their crimes.
“After carefully reviewing each of these cases, I believe it serves the interests of justice − without compromising public safety − to grant these pardons and commutations,” said Gov. Ritter. Ritter spent nearly two decades as a criminal prosecutor, including 12 years as Denver's district attorney.
Gov. Ritter established the nation's first Juvenile Clemency Board in 2007 to review commutation requests from offenders who, as juveniles, were tried, convicted and sentenced as adults. Today's commutations are the first issued under this new system.
The cases include the following:
Juvenile Clemencies
Charles E. Limbrick Jr. a Colorado Springs man who in 1989 was sentenced to life for the first-degree murder of his mother. He was 15 when, in September 1988, Limbrick waited at the foot of the stairs in the family's home on Potter Drive and shot his mother, Betty, in the head. Today's action awards parole, for the maximum allowable term of five years, effective July 1, 2011.
Dietrick Mitchell who in 1992 was sentenced to life for first-degree murder. Eligible for parole in 2031, his sentence is now commuted to 32 years and his parole eligibility date will be recalculated.
Sean Steele who in 1997 was sentenced to 48 years for second-degree murder, 32 years for robbery and in 2004 to 15 months for drug possession. Eligible for parole in 2031, his eligibility date will be recalculated based on a single 48-year sentence.
Sean Taylor who in 1990 was sentenced to life for first-degree murder. Eligible for parole in 2029, he is granted parole, for the maximum allowable term of five years, effective July 1, 2011.
Commutations:
Jesse I. Cluff who in 1994 was sentenced to prison for 48 years for aggravated robbery. Eligible for parole in 2014, he is granted parole, for the maximum allowable term of five years, effective July 1, 2011.
Gary E. Izor who has served time since the 1970s for homicide, DUI and escape. Eligible for parole in 2016, he is granted parole, for the maximum allowable term of five years, effective July 1, 2011.
Christopher S. Kemp who in 1993 was sentenced to prison for aggravated robbery. Eligible for parole in 2031, he is now eligible on Dec. 31, 2013.
Jennifer Reali who in 1992 was sentenced to life for first-degree murder and 24 years for conspiracy to commit murder. Reali was convicted of killing Dianne Hood, the wife of Reali's lover, in Colorado Springs. Eligible for parole in 2030, she is now eligible on June 25, 2011.
Stanley Reese who in 1995 was sentenced to 48 years for burglary, 24 years for theft and one year for criminal mischief. Eligible for parole in 2013, he is granted parole, for the maximum allowable term of five years, effective July 1, 2011.
Robert F. Willner who in 1991 was sentenced to life without parole for first-degree murder. In 2003, his sentence was modified to life with the possibility of parole in 40 years. He is now granted parole elibility on Dec. 8, 2015.
Pardons:
Ginger Sue Carmichael who in 2004 pleaded guilty to drug charges and has completed her sentence.
Alan Edwin Fahrenbruch who in 1962 was convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery and has completed his sentence.
William Rolland Fitzwater who in 1991 was convicted of drug possession and has completed his sentence.
Joseph Matthew Gallegos who in 1998 was convicted of domestic-violence assault and menacing and has completed his sentence.
Antasia Giebler who in 1998 pleaded guilty to vehicular eluding and being an accessory to the crime and has completed her sentence
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Desiree Greeno who in 1990 pleaded guilty to theft and has completed her sentence.
Courtney Morgan Hart who in 2000 pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a financial transaction device and has completed her sentence.
David Sean Herron who in 1995 pleaded guilty to theft and has completed his sentence.
Joshua M. Karp who in 2001 pleaded guilty to a municipal domestic violence offense and has completed his sentence.
Gary Lee Levi Sr. who in 1966 pleaded no contest to a felony charge of short check and has completed his sentence.
Kevin B. Reeves who in 2009 was charged with felony criminal impersonation and has completed the terms of a deferred judgment and sentence.
Shannon Louise Robledo who in 1997 pleaded guilty to larceny and has completed her sentence.
Elizabeth Helen Schmidl who in 1995 pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft and has completed her sentence.
Michael J. Schneider who in 1993 was convicted of criminal trespass, attempted escape and third-degree assault and has completed his sentence.
Brian Andrew Severson who in 1989, while a juvenile, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault on a child and has completed his sentence.
Patricia M. Sweeney who in 1996 pleaded guilty to assault and administration of a drug and has completed her sentence.
Doyle T. Tobel who in 1984 pleaded guilty to attempted sale of a narcotic and has completed his sentence.
Kevin Turnock who in 1988 pleaded guilty to misdemeanor shoplifting and has completed his sentence.

 


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