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Killer paroled to home outside NorCal prison

Loren Herzog, who was convicted in 2003 and sentenced to 78 years in prison for a series of killings in rural San Joaquin County, was paroled from a Southern California prison after a court ruled that investigators used coercion in his case.

September 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Residents of a Northern California community are angry with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger after a convicted murderer was released in their town.Loren Herzog was convicted of four murders, but he was paroled from a Southern California prison after an appeals court ruled that investigators used coercion in his case.

Herzog is living in a trailer on the grounds of High Desert State Prison in Susanville, but residents are fighting to get him moved or locked up again.

They don't feel safe with him nearby, although he is monitored and has a curfew.

Herzog is one of two men known as "The Speed Freak Serial Killers." He was originally sentenced to 78 years in prison for a series of killings in the rural San Joaquin County region during the 1980s and 90s.

Residents are taking their case to Schwarzenegger, hoping to get him moved out of the area.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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