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Barry Beach Clemency Hearing Tuesday

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DEER LODGE, Mont. - The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole holds a hearing tomorrow in deer lodge Barry Beach's clemency application.

Ziggy Ziegler, one of Beach's long time supporters, was a part of the prison ministry and met Barry Beach in 1984. He is going to Beach's clemency hearing on Tuesday.

"We're just going to maintain a positive attitude for tomorrow and go in with high hopes and hope the board will listen to what the people have to say," Ziegler said.

Beach was convicted for the murder of Poplar teenager Kimberly Nees in 1979 based almost entirely on his confession. Beach continues to insist the confession was coerced. Ziegler says Beach stayed with him during Beach's year and a half of freedom. "Barry became like family. We have a special bond that I don't believe many people hear me saying that can really believe happened. I took him into my family. He's been accepted by my family, all my children and grandchildren. He's been accepted by so many people in the community, worldwide, and nationwide."

Ziggy says he will tell the board about his relationship with Beach. "I believe in his sincerity of his life, and I would like to see him come and be able to enjoy the rest of his life in freedom."

If the board decides to accept Beach's application, it will go to Governor Bullock for approval. If not, Beach will have to wait another five years before he can reapply. The board will have 30 days to decide whether to accept the application. You can also send in your written comments until May 2 to the Board of Pardons and Parole, 1002 Hollandbeck Road, Deer Lodge, 59722.

Tune in to KULR8 for coverage of the hearing.

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