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Have Karen Severson and Laura Doyle been released from prison?

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October 10, 2011 6:55PM

There is no news on the Internet or in the media that Karen

Severson and Laura Doyle have been released from prison (as of

November 21, 2010).

In July 2011 it was reported that Karen Severson has been

recommended for parole. She will most likely be released around

December of 2011.

This question refers to the movie A Killer Among Friends

- based on the book Missy's Murder by Karen Kingsbury -

which is based on the real-life 1985 murder of Michele "Missy"

Avila of Arleta, California, by her best friend Karen Severson.

Karen Severson and Laura Doyle were both convicted and sentenced

to 15 years to life, and are in the California Institute for Women.

Their last parole hearings were toward the end of 2006, and both

were denied parole. Karen Severson was apparently denied a

compassionate release due to her multiple sclerosis.


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