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Public can comment on child killer, serial rapist possible release


The public can comment on the possible release of convicted child killer and serial rapist Eugene Williams Gall Jr., said Ricky Seyfang, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Correction.

Click here to enter your comments in a form that can be submitted to the Ohio Parole Board. Gall’s institution number is A416846.

The form asks if one supports or opposes Gall’s parole, and limit comments to 1,000 characters.

Seyfang said public comments as well as victim statements, the prosecutor’s comments, Gall’s behavior while institutionalized and other factors will be taken in consideration by the parole board.

The board announced Monday that Gall’s parole hearing would be postponed for 90 days. There is an issue concerning jail time credits the now 67-year-old should receive.

Read: Eugene Gall parole hearing delayed

Described by an expert as a “permanently dangerous” psychopath, Gall snatched 14-year-old Beth Ann Mote of Oakwood off the street 36 years ago, raped her and stabbed her to death in one of the most chilling local crimes of the ’70s. He was also sentenced for raping schoolchildren in Dayton and Beavercreek.

Known as the ‘Friday Night Rapist,” Gall committed a series of rapes in Warren and Butler counties in 1970.

He served 19 months in a state mental hospital and five years in prison for assaults on five women and was paroled in 1977.

Read: Parole hearing set for serial killer

The state of Kentucky sentenced Gall to die for the 1978 rape and murder of 12-year-old Lisa Jansen of Cincinnati. That conviction was overturned by the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals court in 2000 with the court ruling that even though “it is evident that Eugene Gall was the man who cut (Lisa Jansen’s) life short,” his constitutional rights were violated in his trial.

Contact this columnist at arobinson@DaytonDailyNews.com or Twitter.com/DDNSmartMouth



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