_____________, a Colorado man convicted of kidnapping and raping a woman in 2001, says the 16 years he spent in jail after his arrest have changed him for good.
In that time, he got off drugs, sought a healthier lifestyle and studied Buddhism, Lawyer said on Wednesday, speaking in a jailhouse interview. He eventually taught career classes to other inmates that focused on ethics and character.
“I’ve always taken responsibility for my crimes,” said ____, who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly violating a curfew imposed as part of his parole. “Human beings can change. They can evolve and become better.”
His new neighbors in the Sacramento suburb of Carmichael aren’t giving him the benefit of the doubt. After discovering that he had settled in their midst, about 80 concerned residents packed a community meeting Wednesday night at the Carmichael Park Clubhouse.