N. Idaho Man Convicted In Parents' Murder Released - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

N. Idaho Man Convicted In Parents' Murder Released

LEWISTON, Idaho - A northern Idaho man convicted of murdering his adoptive parents in the late 1980s has been released from prison after nearly 22 years behind bars.

The Lewiston Tribune reports 39-year-old Bradley Ryan Thomasson was discharged Thursday and against contacting the extended family of his victims, 50-year-old Judith Ann Thomasson and 57-year-old Ray E. Thomasson.

Thomasson was a 17-year-old high school senior when police say he shot the couple to death at their Lewiston home in 1989. The teen was found guilty of first-degree murder in 1990 and sentenced to serve 10 years to life in prison for each of the deaths.

His brother, Matthew Thomasson of Lewiston, expressed disappointment with legal system after Thomasson was released. Matthew Thomasson says he hopes his brother learned something while he was imprisoned. (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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