Governor Inslee cancels parole for man who shot, stabbed officer


OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee has canceled an order that granted parole to Jerry Lain, a man who stabbed and shot a Richland police officer.

Lain has been incarcerated since his 1982 conviction for first-degree assault.

Inslee cancelled the order after he reviewed the case record, including a 2013 psychological examination that estimated Lain will continue to be a moderate to high risk to re-offend. 

Test administrators also said Lain may not have been honest when answering the exam questions.

Inslee’s office said the governor believes Lain poses an unreasonable risk of danger to the public.

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