Archive for Thursday, July 23, 1992


July 23, 1992


The Kansas Parole Board recently denied parole for a Lawrence man who has been serving a prison term for killing a 21-month-old boy in 1985.

At a hearing earlier this month, board members ruled that Genaro Lewis will not be eligible for parole again until August 1993.

Lewis was sentenced in October 1985 to five to 20 years imprisonment on a felony count of voluntary manslaughter stemming from the Aug. 10, 1985, death of 21-month-old Duane Beers. Lewis was baby-sitting for Duane and his 6-year-old brother when the death was discovered.

Lewis also was sentenced to three to 10 years on a felony count of child abuse involving another local boy in June 1985.

IN A PLEA agreement, Lewis, who originally was charged with first-degree murder in the death, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of both charges. A judge ordered the sentences to run consecutively. Lewis also is serving a term stemming from a conviction in Johnson County on an attempted theft charge. He is being held at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Following is a list of other local inmates who went before the board, the county or counties in which they were convicted, the offenses of which they were convicted and the result of their hearing:

Chad Beers, Douglas, aggravated robbery, was granted parole.

Brian Williams, Douglas, a drug-related offense, was released on a detainer filed against him on other charges.

John R. Daly, Douglas and Shawnee, two drug-related offenses, was granted parole.

Detreck W. Goles, Jefferson and Shawnee, theft and conspiracy to commit robbery, was granted parole.

Houston Talamasey, Douglas, taking indecent liberties with a child, was passed until February 1993.

THE FOLLOWING inmates who are being held at the El Dorado Correctional Facility will be seen by the board on Tuesday:

Randal Heim, Douglas, Sedgwick and Sumner, forgery, burglary, theft and giving a worthless check.

Jay Johnson, Douglas, two counts of forgery.

The following inmates are being seen over the next few days at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility.

Donald S. Beebe, Douglas, aggravated burglary.

Adonis Tolbert, Douglas, arson.

William Vaughn Jr., Douglas and Shawnee, three counts of burglary, single counts of attempted burglary, attempted theft, criminal damage to property and theft.

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