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Rasberry Williams Paroled
WATERLOO, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- Someone convicted of first-degree murder in Iowa is required to be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. But after years of work, that's what happened to one convicted killer from Waterloo.
Today, Rasberry Williams formally began his parole from prison. Williams had been in custody since 1974 when a jury convicted him of murder.
But his conduct in prison, including his role in halting a violent riot, led Governor Branstad to commute his sentence to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
According to state records, Williams was paroled effective Monday. As part of his release, he will remain under the supervision of the Department of Correctional Services.