Convicted killer Loren Herzog's release location changed

10:53 AM, Sep 10, 2010   |    comments
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STOCKTON, CA -  A spokesman for the state's corrections department said Friday that convicted killer Loren Herzog will not be released back into San Joaquin County after all.

Herzog will be forced to live in Lassen County instead.

Herzog was convicted of taking part in the murders of three people, including Cyndi Vanderheiden, whose body was never located.

But a judge ruled Herzog's rights were violated during police interviews, and his sentence of 78 years was greatly reduced.  He was going to be released in July, until the prison system discovered he needed to serve another several weeks.

California Deopartment of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Luis Patino said Friday Herzog will be released in mid September.  An exact date won't be revealed.  Lassen County is in the northeast part of California.

Patino said requests by witnesses against Herzog, and the family of victims, led CDRC to find a home for Herzog far from San Joaquin County.

The first request regarding Herzog's release location came from the parents of Vanderheiden.

By tdaly@news10.net

News10/KXTV

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