The call from the governor’s office came in about 2:30 p.m., and with it, 13 years of waiting ended for Les Gosule. Moments after hearing the news, Gosule let out a whoop. “The governor is doing the right thing,” Gosule told coworkers, who had gathered at his accounting office to congratulate him. Since his daughter’s murder in 1999, Gosule has pushed for “Melissa’s Bill,” which would bar parole for certain repeat felons, and in Tuesday’s call, he learned it will soon become law.
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