DYING PRISONER: Fetters Moved To Hospice

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An Iowa woman serving a life sentence in prison for a murder she committed when she was 14-years-old has been released on parole to hospice care.

Last week the Iowa Board of Parole agreed to release 33-year-old Kristina Fetters, who has inoperable Stage 4 breast cancer. Her family and friends had asked the board to allow Fetters to be released to die at home.

The board instead decided she could only go to hospice care. The board says if Fetters improves and no longer requires hospice care, her case will be reassessed.

Fetters was released from prison Tuesday morning and transferred to a West Des Moines hospice. She has been assigned a parole officer who will check in with hospice staff to monitor her condition.

Fetters was convicted in 1995 of killing her great aunt.

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