Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Judge Denies Janklow's Bid for Release

FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) -- A judge on Tuesday refused to release former Rep. Bill Janklow from jail while he appeals his manslaughter conviction in an auto accident that killed a motorcyclist.

Circuit Judge Rodney Steele said that he does not believe the conviction will be overturned and that putting off the sentence would delay a resolution to the case for the victims and the public.