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Convicted IA Murderer Eligilble for Parole

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) -- A man convicted of killing his stepmother in 1987 and then setting fire to their Maquoketa home will now be eligible for parole.
   The Telegraph Herald reports Judge Thomas Reidel on Tuesday ruled that James Corder could be eligible for parole after 25 years in prison. He's served 26 years.
   The judge's decision follows state and federal rulings that juveniles who were sentenced to life without parole can be re-sentenced.
   The Iowa Board of Parole will decide whether Corder will be released.
   Corder was 16 when he stabbed his stepmother, Marsha Corder, to death and then burned their home. He was convicted of first-degree murder and first-degree arson.

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