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Murder Victim's Mother Relieved Killer Denied Parole
FAIRBORN, Ohio (Deb Dixon) -- The news Tina Jansen heard Monday night had to do with her daughter's killer, Eugene Gall.
"I heard the news, and I thought, could it be a mistake?"
Gall was eligible for parole this month in a mind boggling decision by a state agency. But that parole possibility was halted Monday by a Montgomery County Judge.
Lisa Jansens mother said, "All of a sudden it hit me, he can't get out. He can't do this to anybody else for a long time."
Eugene Gall kidnapped 12-year-old Lisa Jansen as she walked to school in Columbia Township in 1978. He took her Kentucky then raped and murdered her.
He was sentenced to die for the crime. But in 2001 an appeals court overturned his conviction saying Gall was insane. Then, he was sent to Ohio to do time for several other rapes, kidnappings and the murder of another girl.
In Ohio he's facing 47 to 165 years in prison. But last month the Ohio Bureau of Computation said Gall should get credit for time served in Kentucky. That's five thousand days. And that would put him up for parole.
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck filed a motion calling the move illegal. A judge agreed, and the parole possibility was yanked.
Heck called the Boards move "crazy." Heck said Gall should stay in prison for the rest of his life.
Now, the earliest Gall can come up for parole is 2021.
Tina Jansen says, "God willing, if I'm around, I'll fight again to make sure he stays where he is."