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Man convicted of killing two girls in 1991 eligible for release but staying in prison

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Michael W. Tarbert, the man convicted in the deaths of 11-year-old Nicki Wood and 12-year-old Rebecca West in the 90s, earned a release date of August 19, 2014. Michael W. Tarbert, the man convicted in the deaths of 11-year-old Nicki Wood and 12-year-old Rebecca West in the 90s, earned a release date of August 19, 2014.
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Michael W. Tarbert, the man convicted in the deaths of 11-year-old Nicki Wood and 12-year-old Rebecca West in the 90's, earned a release date of August 19, 2014. If all paperwork had been filed, Tuesday was the earliest day Tarbert could have been released from the Monroe Corrections Center, where he is currently serving time.

The Department of Corrections says Tarbert will not be released Tuesday or any time in the immediate future. Before he can be released, the DOC has to create a release plan, which is currently not in the works, so right now, there is no actual release date for Tarbert. To be released, Tarbert must first have an offender release plan approved and because of the nature of his conviction, community and victim notification has to take place, which is 35 days from the date the plan is approved. Developing an offender release plan is a several month process.

The latest date Tarbert could be released from jail is August 20, 2022. Without an approved release plan he would stay in jail until he reaches his maximum sentence date of August 20, 2022.

 

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