Panel to review decision to release convicted murderer

Panel to review decision to release convicted murderer

Credit: IDOC

Bryan Lankford

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 5:33 PM

LEWISTON, Idaho -- The Idaho Commission on Pardons and Parole intends to review its own decision to release a convicted double murderer in five years.

Last week, the commission set Oct. 24, 2018, as the release date for 55-year-old Bryan S. Lankford.

Lankford, along with his brother Mark, were originally sentenced to death for the 1983 bludgeoning deaths of a Texas couple in the backcountry in Idaho County.

Commission Executive Director Olivia Craven told the Lewiston Tribune the review could involve a full hearing or just deliberation among members. As a result, the board's decision last week is pending a final meeting in January.

Bryan Lankford had his death sentence reduced to life after a 1991 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Mark Lankford is serving life in prison without possibility of parole.

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