An ex-logger convicted of fatally bludgeoning a John Day (Ore.) Police officer two decades ago won't be paroled on Friday, after the state's parole board reversed its decision.
The Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision on Tuesday cancelled the June 7 release of 53-year-old Sidney Dean Porter. The board will hold a new hearing for Porter in September.
The reversal came a week after prosecutors, police and lawmakers gathered in Salem to challenge the board's February decision to grant Porter's parole, reports the Oregonian.
Gov. John Kitzhaber's office released a letter he sent Monday to Kristin Winges-Yanez, chair of the parole board, asking members "to vacate your ruling and set a new hearing to determine whether or not Mr. Porter should be released from custody."