Josephine County man convicted of murder is free 17 years later

640x360_60118B00-MXWXQOre. — A Josephine County resident convicted of murdering a man at age 14 is now a free man. The now 31-year-old Trevor Walraven killed Rogue River Lodge owner Bill Hull in 1998.

Walraven’s appeal’s attorney says in September of 2014, Judge Timothy Gerking said Walraven qualified for early release under a program that allows people convicted as minors out of jail after serving half their sentence.

The state appealed that decision, keeping Walraven locked up while the appeal was in court. The appeal is still pending.

But now the state’s bid to keep Walraven in jail during the court process fell flat and he’ll now live in Marion County. He’ll have the local corrections office supervising him and is fitted with an ankle GPS device.

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