Here we are sharing a piece of big news with you. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has been slammed for showing mercy to Kyle Hedquist -a convicted murderer who shot a teenage girl and then failed to inform the victim’s family that he has returned to the streets. Although being sentenced to life for the murder of Nikki Thrasher when she was 19 years old, Brown declared Hedquist sooner this month. Here we have more information about the news and we will share it with you in this article, so let’s continue the article.
Hedquist,45, lured Thrasher to a remote login road and shot him in the back of the head to stop her from informing others about his theft spree. Brown argues that Hedquist was 17 at the time of the crime. He should not be sentenced to life in prison. Brown stated,” Teenagers, even those who performed terrible crimes, have a unique capacity for growth and change. We are a state and a nation of second chances.” However, Thrasher’s mother, as well as local police and prosecutors have accused the Democrat governor of jeopardizing public safety by releasing Hedquist.
Who is Kyle Hedquist?
‘He has taken the life of my daughter in cold blood. It was a cold-blood murder. He planned it. I am sad. I was not even told, Holly Thrasher, who wasn’t even informed of Hedquist’s parole, told KOIN 6. She also said that despite Brown’s recent statement of always reaching out to the victim’s families so that the victim could raise their voices,” the mother claimed she had never asked for her input on his release. According to KOIN 6, Thrasher also expressed concern for her and her son’s safety now that her daughter’s killer is free.
The executive clemency granted by Governor Brown, in this case, is shocking and irresponsible,” Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin stated on 26 April, Tuesday. In 1995, Hedquist, 45, had been found guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court. Due to community safety concerns, the county rejected to allow Hedquist to return after he was awarded mercy. Douglas County District Attorney Richard Wesenberg expressed in a Comprehensive letter to the governor that Hedquist was “uninterested in having his version of events be based in reality.”
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“These kinds of decisions are not reflective of public safety, They are not reflective of good decisions.” Marion County District Attorney Paige Clarkson stated. She further claimed that the decision will undermine citizens’ sense of justice by “telling them [that] they don’t matter, that these offenders are being prioritized over them and over what happens to them, their families, and what is appropriate for public safety.” Stay tuned for more updates.