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Convicted Child Rapist and Killer Could Get Out on Parole
OAKWOOD -- A parent's worst nightmare could come true.
A man convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering two girls, one from Oakwood and the other from Cincinnati, nearly 40 years ago, could be released from prison.
A metal plaque hanging inside Oakwood High School isn't the only reminder of 14-year-old Beth Ann Mote, whose life was cut short in 1977, by a convicted child rapist and killer.
"Clearly people are still concerned about how freely their children can travel the neighborhood," said Lyn Atherton, Oakwood resident.
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck is convinced this man, Eugene Williams Gall Junior, should never be released.
"It's just incredible, it's unbelievable, just a helpless, compliant little girl is victimized and killed," said Mat Heck, Montgomery County Prosecutor.
The teen's body was found in a field off Medlar Road, she was raped and stabbed to death.
"This is the guy our parents warned us about when we were children," said Mary Montgomery, Assistant Montgomery County Prosecutor.
Now Gall could be released from prison, he will go before a parole board next month.
Gall, seemed smug and confident in 1979 when he was convicted in Kentucky of raping and murdering 12-year-old Lisa Jansen, from Cincinnati.
After years of fighting his conviction, he won in 2000, after his attorney proved he was legally insane.
His conviction was overturned and removed from his record.
He then came to Ohio to serve out his life sentence for killing Mote, but was granted time served.
"Even with therapy, the chances of them repeating their crimes is extremely high," said Atherton.
Gall's record dates back to the early 70s: multiple convictions of rape, attempted rape, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and the list goes on.
Now the fight is on to keep Gall behind bars.
"No person, let alone a parent, wants that kind of person with that troubled, troubled mind , and history and potential, to be in their neighborhood," said Atherton.
There are several web sites that you can go to to let your voice be heard about Gall's possible release.
To do that, click here and for the second site, click here.
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