Man who violently killed a co-worker paroled to SLO
November 21, 2014
After 30 years in Prison, a man who killed a co-worked then cut his heart out and put it in his pocket has been paroled to San Luis Obispo. [Fresno Bee]
In 1984 Theodore LeLeaux Jr. was sentenced to 16 years to life for killing 25-year-old Kenneth Carlock. In August, Gov. Jerry Brown rejected it a state parole boards release of LeLeaux.
Even so, on Sept. 10 a Fresno County judge determined the 53-year-old inmate no longer posed a threat to society and ordered his release. LeLeaux was released on Nov. 13 to reside in san Luis Obispo with his wife.
On June 5, 1984, LeLeaux stabbed Carlock 77 times and cut his heart out. The next day police arresting LeLeaux discovered the victim’s heart in his pocket.
LeLeaux pled guilty while claiming he was under the influence of methamphetamines and did not remember the attack.
Carlock’s sister, Gayle McCracken, told the Fresno Bee Wednesday that the judge’s ruling was “like being sucker punched.”
“He’s a monster,” McCraken told the Bee. “He should never get out.”