Oscar Grant’s Killer Set for Release

June 11, 2011  |  

(AP) — A white former San Francisco Bay area transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black man is expected to be released from jail next week after serving 11 months of a two-year sentence.  Johannes Mehserle is scheduled to be set free Monday from a Los Angeles County jail where he served his time after his high-profile trial was moved to Southern California last year.  “We’ve been informed that he will be released sometime that day,” Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Teresa Drenick said Thursday.  Mehserle’s attorney, Michael Rains, declined to comment Thursday on his client’s pending release. Rains recently said in published reports that Mehserle is ready to move on with his life.

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