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Monday, March 08, 2010

Donald Wacker denied parole--kidnapped and murdered Nancy Shoemaker

The Wichita Eagle
via kansas.com
Mar. 06, 2010
Parole denied for girl's abductor
Donald Wacker, one of two men imprisoned for the 1990 abduction and murder of 9-year-old Nancy Shoemaker will remain in prison for at least eight more years, the Kansas Parole Board said in a ruling released this week...
In its ruling, the board concluded that Wacker did not have an adequate parole plan and that he "continues to demonstrate high risk."...
Nancy was kidnapped on July 30, 1990, after walking a block and a half to a Phillips 66 station...
Wacker was convicted of helping Doil Lane kidnap Nancy, then driving her to Sumner County, where Lane raped and strangled her.
Lane, 49, was convicted of murder, rape and aggravated kidnapping, and sentenced to life without parole for 66 years. He is serving a life sentence in Texas for a similar crime there.
Wacker, who was sentenced to 15 years to life for kidnapping, was denied parole twice before, in 1999 and 2004...
During Wacker's last public comment session in October, the parole board was presented with the signatures of more than 30,000 people who were opposed to Wacker's release.
So, here we read that Wacker helped Doil Lane, who was Nancy Shoemakers killer. But why would a fully functional person follow the lead of a mentally retarded guy? That's what Lane claims, anyway, and it bought his way off of Death Row in Texas for little Bertha's murder. His sentence was commuted to life in prison a few years back. He says he colors all day every day. I can't muster up any sympathy for the guy though. He was smart enough to plan the rape and murder not one, but two little girls. I guess being retarded doesn't make him any less mean.

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