PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A woman is criticizing Gov. Kristi Noem’s decision to release her father’s killer from prison.
Noem announced Monday that she had commuted seven prisoners’ sentences to parole. One of them is Connie Hirsch.
KELO-TV reports that Hirsch in 2012 was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of her husband, Jerold Hirsch. She got 35 years in prison. Jarold Hirsch’s daughter, Sandra Lopez, says she learned of Noem’s decision on Christmas Day.
She says Noem’s decision to release Connie Hirsch victimized her all over again.
She says Connie Hirsch shouldn’t be allowed to walk freely among society.