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Published October 10, 2012, 10:54 AM

North Dakota murder convict getting early release in 2016

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A man convicted 20 years ago of murdering a Grand Forks woman could be released from prison 14 years early.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A man convicted 20 years ago of murdering a Grand Forks woman could be released from prison 14 years early.

Alvin Englehart was sentenced to 38 years in prison for the killing of 60-year-old Shirley Stigal. State Parole Board Chairman Duane Houdek says Englehart is eligible for early release in November 2016 for good behavior.

The board has decided to send Englehart to a halfway house six months before his release to help him prepare for life outside of prison.

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