WEST ALLIS, Wisc. – Tony Evers’ reckless parole spree continues to make Wisconsin communities less safe. The latest example is freed killer Floyd Marlow, who was granted parole in January of this year and is now back in jail.
Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels joined Washington County Sheriff Martin Schulteis and Washington County Executive Josh Schoemann today to highlight this latest convicted killer set free by Tony Evers as a result of his weak-on-crime appointees.
“Tony Evers’ parole spree is impacting communities all across Wisconsin. He is in the process of fulfilling his pledge to empty half our prison cells,” said Michels. “Families in West Bend and hundreds of other communities are now less safe.”
Floyd Marlow was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison in 1999 for murdering a man on his porch, but served just 22 years of his sentence before Early Release Evers’ parole commission chose to set him free before his mandatory release date. He was recently re-arrested for driving drunk with a loaded, illegal gun.
Marlow is just one of many convicted murderers, rapists and child killers who has been let out of prison on a discretionary basis by Evers’ parole commission. Just a few of the parolees in 2022 highlighted by Wisconsin Right Now include:
- Douglas Stream was paid by Theodore Agnello’s foster son to kill him. He hid in Agnello’s house, shooting Agnello in the chest with a shotgun when he entered. Then he stood over him and shot him again. Stream is now 47.
- Craig Vannieuwenhoven stabbed his wife in the back, killing her. Vannieuwenhoven had a history of domestic violence threats and his wife had gotten a restraining order. He was released into Green Bay and has since died. He was 53.
- Kenneth Moffett brutally raped a 20-year-old woman after luring her to his room. Three months after he made parole, he was re-arrested for attempting to strangle another woman. Others intervened, possibly before he could commit another rape. Moffett is 58. It took him just weeks to reoffend.
- George Hindsley smothered his young son to death. Hindsley put his son on the floor, covered him with blankets, knelt on the boy, and then held his hands over his son’s nose and mouth until the toddler died. It appears he’s back behind bars. Evers’ administration won’t release details
- Kelly Conners shot renowned engineering professor Dwight Senser twice in the stomach and once in the head after following Senser and his estranged wife to a Madison diner.
- Dennis Steele beat a 3-week-old baby boy to death when the child would not stop crying, crushing the child’s skull “like an eggshell” and breaking nine ribs.
- David Alliet snatched a UW-Eau Claire student off the street, threatened that he had a gun, and raped her after dragging her into nearby bushes.
- Shannon Bailey drove his car at 50 miles per hour down the sidewalk outside a Milwaukee pool hall toward a crowd of 200 people. Doris Lemon, 29, died. Bailey is 47 years old, and his mandatory release date was not until 2057.
- Robert Wallace raped and severely beat Louise Matti because she locked the door of the apartment building where they were neighbors. He and his friends then lit fire to her mattress and left to have lunch, causing the badly beaten Matti to die of asphyxiation.
- Joseph Michalkiewicz brutally murdered a Racine gas station clerk in an apparent robbery by hitting him in the face, chest, stomach and back with an ax, screwdriver, and pipe wrench. The murder occurred in 1979, but Joseph was not convicted until 2003 when DNA evidence was used. He is now 62.
- Jesus Bautista murdered Leonardo Abarca-Guerrero by stabbing him 12 times in the bedroom of his Green Bay apartment, then fled. He made the FBI’s most wanted list for the murder. He’s now 49.