TRACY DYESS TO HAVE COMMUTATION HEARING FRIDAY
(Des Moines) A Griswold woman will have a commutation hearing with the Iowa Board of Parole Friday.
In 2005, Tracy Dyess, now 24-years-old, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for setting fire to her Griswold home, killing her two siblings. Dyess said she set the fire to kill her stepfather, Brian Street, because of sexual abuse. Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren hopes the board recommends she stay in prison.
"I would not view her as a very good parole or commutation candidate and I'm hopeful and confident that the people making those decisions will see the same thing that I do," said McLaren. "I guess facts of the case that law enforcement know, that the public may or may not, I would not like to see her back in society at this time.”
The Iowa Board of Parole is expected to make a recommendation within a few weeks to Governor Branstad.