Convicted Murderer Hoping For Commuted Sentence From Governor
BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A man convicted of first-degree murder and robbery in Benton County is hoping for the governor to commute his sentence.
Paul Stacy, 44, was convicted on those charges in 1994 after he and another man, Thomas Aman, 42, robbed and killed Gene Cook with a tire iron in 1993.
Stacy submitted a request to the Arkansas Parole Board on August 13, records show.
In it he writes:
“During my time incarcerated, I’ve done my best to use my time in a constructive, rehabilitative manner. To become a productive man and if given chance to rejoin society. I currently work with the K9 division helping state, county and local law enforcement in apprehending felons and assisting with search and recovery of lost children and elderly, it’s my chance to give back.”
In one of his letters Stacy asks the governor to commute his sentence to a number of years.
The parole board passed on his request to the governor’s office with merit and recommended a commuted sentence of making Stacy parole eligible.
The final decision will be made by the governor.
A man was also sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of first-degree murder and robbery.