Convicted murderer scheduled to leave prison Thursday

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A convicted murder from Niles is scheduled to leave prison Thursday morning.

Robert Eugene Leamon the 3rd will serve supervised parole and will be allowed to live in Granger with his mother and stepfather.

According to Leader Publications, the 44-year-old was convicted in 1997 of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Rebecca Stowe. The two attended Brandywine High School. Stowe’s killing took place in Cass County.

Leamon was 16 at the time of the murder and, therefore, eligible for resentencing under the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a life without parole sentence for “juvenile lifers” is unconstitutional.

Leamon was granted parole in October. Leader Publications reports the Cass County Prosecutor found out from the victim’s parents.

During a hearing on Wednesday, the prosecutor was denied a motion for a stay in the parole.



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