The State

An unconditional pardon was granted by Colorado Gov. Roy Romer to William James Bresnahan, who served time in prison for stabbing his parents to death when he was 16. Bresnahan, now 39, eventually earned a medical degree at the University of Colorado and now treats migrant workers at a small clinic near Visalia. In prison, he maintained a perfect 4.0 grade average while studying for his bachelor's degree. He was paroled in 1977. Romer said Bresnahan has paid his debt to society and has dedicated his life to serving those in need.

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