Gov. Inslee denies parole to man who attacked Richland cop
RICHLAND, Wash. -- Washington state's attorney general is supporting the decision to keep a man in prison after he almost killed a Richland cop.
Jerry Lain was sentenced to life for his crime but he was granted parole.
Gov. Christine Gregoire stopped that a few years ago. Now, Gov. Jay Inslee has stopped it again.
Local lawmakers and officers say they'll continue to ask for Jerry Lain to stay locked up for the rest of his life.
"He actually hasn't served his time, because his time was 28 to life, and life is what we're looking for," said Jack Simington of the Fraternal Order of Police. "He's dangerous to society, not just to law enforcement."
This is the sixth time Lain has been blocked from leaving prison.
Inslee's full order denying Lain parole is available here.