(WICHITA, Kan.) — He was convicted in one of Wichita's most infamous murders. Wednesday Eyewitness News learned Doil Lane will be going in front of a Texas parole board.
Lane was one of two people convicted in the kidnapping and murder of 9-year-old Nancy Shoemaker in 1990.
But before Lane killed Nancy Shoemaker, he killed an eight year old girl in Texas. Since that murder happened first, Lane was put on death row in Texas.
Three years ago, the Texas sentence was changed to life in prison after a judge found him to be mentally retarded.
So, it came as a surprise to the Shoemaker family when they received a letter last weekend from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.