Published On: Wed, Aug 18th, 2021

California Man Convicted for Burying Man Alive Granted Parole

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A 58-year-old Central Valley man, who was convicted for torturing and burying a man alive in the town of Clovis, California, in 1980, was granted parole after serving almost 41 years in state prison.    In November 1980, David Weidert, who was 17-year-old, tortured, stabbed, and beat 20-year-old Mike Morganti for nearly an hour before forcing him to dig his own grave he would be buried alive in.  After years of not being eligible for parole, Weidert’s fate changed on April 8, 2021, at his hearing.   “The board has concluded that Mr. Weidert does not pose a current unreasonable risk to public safety,” Gov. Gavin Newsom’s spokesperson Erin Mellon told The Epoch Times. “In all cases, the Governor is committed to ensuring that victims have input in the parole hearing process and receive the support and services they need.”   As Weidert is nearly a free man, Mellon assures the Governor has taken no action on Weidert’s parole grant.    While the …

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