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Bill Pelke, right, holds a picture of his late grandmother, Ruth. (CBS)

Indiana Woman Who Received Death Sentence At 16 Released From Prison

The first taste of freedom in 27 years, that’s what a 43-year-old woman from Gary, Indiana is enjoying tonight, after going to prison for murder. Roseanne Tellez reports, she has an unlikely supporter as she starts her new life: her victim’s grandson.

06/17/2013

Bill Pelke, right, holds a picture of his late grandmother, Ruth. (CBS)

Indiana Woman Who Received Death Sentence At 16 To Be Released

It was a crime that stunned a nation. It even rose to the Pope’s attention, a 15 year-old girl sentenced to death for killing a bible school teacher in cold blood

06/16/2013

Bill Pelke, right, holds a picture of his late grandmother, Ruth. (CBS)

28 Years Later, Man Supports Second Chance For His Grandmother’s Killer

Paula Cooper, 15, was sentenced to death for the 1985 murder of a Gary, Ind. woman. She’s about to be released, with the blessing of the victim’s grandson. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

05/17/2013