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Governor Brown Reverses Parole Of Nevada Co Killer

Governor Brown has reversed the granting of parole for a Nevada County man convicted in the brutal murders of two teen girls. Sam Strange, 20 years old at the time, was convicted of the 1994 killings of Crissy Campbell and Dawn Donaldson in 1996. The Board of Parole Hearings had found Strange suitable for parole, in February. Strange has continued to blame the murders on two friends and that he only helped in disposing of the bodies. But he says he did not report the crimes, out of loyalty. In his statement, Brown says he finds the explanations, quote, “implausible and troubling”. He says, on one hand, Strange claims it was loyalty to his friends that prompted his behavior, but also claims it was out of fear of retaliation. Brown says Strange has never reported making any efforts to stop or dissuade his friends. State law requires another hearing within 18 months, when parole suitability is reversed. That hearing is scheduled for August of next year.This was Strange’s third attempt at getting parole.


March 15, 2019

Donna Dee Allen

I stand with the Campbells
Yes it was horrific and I lived down the street from Sam Strange's house. All the kis in the area new exactly what happens but no one would listen to them.
Sam needs to be released. He has more then repaid with time ji involvement in this crime. Jerry Brown, you weren't around and you are wrong. I pray that my new governor will have more heart and common sense.

October 30, 2019

Jim holmes

Governer brown is making decisions about things he knows nothing about concerning a community where he does not live and most likely knows very little about! Sam strange should be released from prison and the real killer/killers should be tried and convicted!I believe sam when he says he didnt kill them as i was fortunate enough to party with 1 of the other 2 nevada county residents named by sam as the killers! Alan P****s and Damian G**m!Its obvious to nevada county residents what happened.

November 9, 2020

Bishop Harding Smith

Praying for the families, i can't even imagine how hard things have been for them,even tho it's been over 20yrs it still seems like just yesterday, there are some grief and sorrows that makes time stand still, you are indeed in my prayers.

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