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Decision to release Drennen from prison was 'outrageous'
Jan 3, 2014 - Dennis Quinfeldt, Riverton
I simply could not believe my eyes when I saw that the Fremont County attorney was going to let Gabriel Drennen walk free. This man was convicted of first-degree murder. I know that it got canceled out on a technicality, but all that means is Drennen should have been put on trial again for the toughest charge possible. But no, they have just let him walk free.
This is outrageous. I have never heard of such a thing. What with all the plea bargains that are being done, the dropped charges (remember the baby killer who wasn't even charged?), and now this, I hope someone very strong runs against Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett and that Michael Bennett will be voted out in 2014. Remember, Michael Bennett was never elected himself, and he does not deserve to be elected after doing this.