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Law student helps woman get parole

March 31, 2009 5:59:48 AM PDT
A local law student has helped a Santa Monica woman get parole.Connie Keel, 50, was convicted of first-degree murder for sitting in a car while her husband robbed and killed a shop owner. Keel spent nearly three decades in prison.

Keel's attorney Adam Reich, a USC law student, said her husband was abusive and had threatened her with a gun just before the robbery, ordering her to stay in the car.

After six tries, the parole board finally recommended parole.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he won't reverse the recommendation, clearing the way for Keel's release in a matter of days.


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