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TULSA WORLD (FINAL HOME EDITION
Edition), Page A7 of NEWS
CITY - Convicted Jenks child molester Doy PENINGER
Pardon and Parole Board member Carl Hamm in
the eye Friday
and told him he never made an indecent proposal
Hamm believed PENINGER, but the four
other board members
PENINGER, a retired Jenks
preacher sent to prison last year
for molesting an
11-year-old foster child, was turned down
Before his imprisonment, PENINGER had often appeared
the board to plea for clemency for his son, also in
for sex-related crimes, Hamm said.
really tears me up," Hamm said. "I feel I
"I want you to look me right in the eye and tell me you
never molested a child," Hamm told PENINGER.
"With God as
my witness, Mr. Hamm, I never," he answered.
PENINGER said he has cared
for 25 foster children during
several years without a
complaint. "I am proud of it,"
PENINGER, 60, was sentenced
last March to three years each
on charges of lewd
molestation and making an indecent proposal
to a child.
The child testified PENINGER asked him to
a sex act after he was placed in PENINGER's home by the
Department of Human Services.
The boy said he complied
out of fear.
PENINGER's daughter and
son-in-law appeared Friday on his
behalf. His daughter
said she wouldn't mind him baby-sitting
her children. "If
I didn't believe him, I wouldn't trust
him with my
children," she said.
"I believe the man," Hamm said. "His
track record is
But, the other board
members turned down a parole recommendation
The board also rejected clemency for several
Billy R. Miller, serving
life in prison for the 1975 gun
slaying of a Midwest City
convenience store clerk during
a robbery. Miller was first
given the death penalty for
the killing of the woman, but
the sentence was later modified
to life in prison.
Miller said he regretted the crime and wants to live in
Haskell with his wife. As an inmate at the minimum
Jess Dunn Correctional Center at Taft, he
work at a Veterans Association hospital
Leroy J. Thomas, serving life for the 1974
murder of Leon
B. Jones of Lawton. Thomas' sentence had
also been modified
from death to life in prison.
Michael Chandler, serving 10 years for the 1986 death
of a 2-month-old child in Jackson County.
Nunley, convicted in the 1979 hired murder of
75-year-old Oklahoma City man. Authorities said Deloris
Maudlin agreed to pay Nunley $2,000 to murder her husband
"Because he mistreated her, the
victim's wife had been
trying to kill the victim for two
years by putting cyanide
in his food, arranging to have
him shot and trying to hit
him over the head with a
baseball bat," according to the
Oklahoma County district
attorney's version of the offense.
In other business, the
board elected Farrell Hatch of Durant
as chairman and
Augusta Mann of Tulsa as vice chair. The
decided to add Thursday evening to their regular
meetings due to an increased work load.
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