Governor Bullock Backs Barry Beach’s Attempt to Get Out of Prison
Barry Beach has been in the Montana State Prison for over 30 years, convicted of murder back in 1979.Is that long enough? The sentence was for 100 years for the killing of Kim Nees.
Governor of Montana, Steve Bullock drafted a letter to the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole this week, not to consider innocent or guilt but to consider if Beach has served enough time for the murder of the Poplar, Montana teen.
A statement made in Bullocks letter says,
the issue before this Board is not one of innocence. Rather, I view the issue as whether the statutory criteria for consideration of commutation of Beach’s sentence- with the understanding and full awareness that he will continue to be under supervision of the Department of Corrections as a parolee- have been satisfied.
You can read the complete content of Governor Bullock’s letter. Barry Beach maintains he was wrongfully convicted back in 1979.