Pardons Board will not consider petition by Lawrencia Bembenek
MADISON (WKOW) -- Lawrencia Bembenek's pardon will not be considered by the state pardon board.
It's unclear whether the board, which meets twice in December, will consider Laurie Bembenek's petition before Gov. Jim Doyle leaves office. The board makes pardon recommendations to the governor who makes the final decision.
Doyle spokesman Adam Collins says Bembenek's application is incomplete. He says it's missing a response from the judge and prosecutors in her case.
Bembenek was convicted in 1982 of killing Christine Schultz, the ex-wife of her husband, Fred Schultz. Bembenek escaped from prison, was recaptured and later entered a no contest plea to a reduced charge of second-degree murder. Prosecutors agreed to release Bembenek on time she already served.
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