Parents upset about release of daughter's killer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The parents of an eastern Indiana woman whose convicted killer was released from prison after serving less than six years of a 20-year sentence want state lawmakers to change Indiana's good time credit for inmates serving sentences for violent crimes.

Don Strasser tells The Star Press ( ) he thinks it's crazy that Justin Suits was able to cut his sentence in half by pleading guilty to a reduced charge and then got another four years shaved off his sentenced by earning a college degree behind bars.

Suits was initially charged with murder for strangling his 26-year-old girlfriend Marva Diana Rhea in December 2006, during a domestic dispute in their home in Selma, six miles east of Muncie. But he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

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