DAILYKENN.com -- 51 years ago a white woman was fatally shot in her car as her family was leaving church.
30 years later the man convicted of her murder is set to be released from prison.
James McDowell had been sentenced to death for the crime, but a technical glitch apparently altered the sentence to life behind bars.
Then, the Fair Sentence Law, allows life sentences before October 1994 to be eligible for parole every few years.
McDowell had accumulated 40 prison infractions during the years for offenses including fighting, faking illness and disobeying orders, but the last incident was in 2002, according to inmate records obtained by The Associated Press.
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