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State Officials Order Release From Prison Of Woman Convicted Of 1994 Murder

A Dayton woman will be released from prison on Christmas Eve, more than two decades after being convicted of the murder of a teen girl. The Ohio Parole Board has voted  to release Tyra Patterson, who was convicted of robbing and killing 15-year-old Michelle Lai in 1994.  Her request for parole had the backing of Lai's sister and several celebrities and politicians who believe Patterson was innocent.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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