View Full Version : ARTICLE: Convicted killer/domestic abuse victim is released from prison

01-17-2009, 07:54 AM
VANDALIA (AP) - A convicted killer whose life-in-prison term was commuted by former Gov. Matt Blunt is now out of prison.

Stacey Lannert yesterday walked out of prison in Vandalia

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Welcome to the world, Stacey!

01-17-2009, 06:31 PM
Thanks for this, Christy. Any small break in the trend of locking them up and throwing away the key is good news.

01-17-2009, 10:25 PM
What does "commuted" mean? I can only assume that it's something along the lines of like suspending the rest of her sentence or something????

*** Oh also I like how they say "Convicted Killer Released" instead of something like "Sexual Abuse Victim..." or even " After 18 years...." That wouldn't be as eye catching I guess.

01-18-2009, 07:21 AM
Commuted means that her sentence was changed from life without the possibility of parole to life with parole, essentially, he gave her time served and she is free.

01-18-2009, 02:42 PM (

This is a website that tells her story. I saw a documentary on her a few years back. So glad she was relaeased!!!

01-18-2009, 03:07 PM
Bravo :thumbsup: