A Lawrence man serving a prison term for killing a 21-month-old boy in 1985 is among inmates convicted in local courts who are eligible for parole in July, the Kansas Parole Board announced recently.
The parole board has scheduled sessions this month to receive public comment on the inmates.
Genaro 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 on an attempted theft charge in Johnson County.
FOLLOWING is a list of other area inmates, the county or counties in which they were convicted, the offenses they were convicted of and their current location:
Donald S. Beebe, Douglas, aggravated burglary, Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
Adonis Tolbert, Douglas, arson, Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
William Vaughn Jr., Douglas and Shawnee, three counts of burglary, single counts of attempted burglary, attempted theft, criminal damage to property and theft.
Chad Beers, Douglas, aggravated robbery, Lansing Correctional Facility.
Brian Williams, Douglas, a drug-related offense, Lansing Correctional Facility.
John R. Daly, Douglas and Shawnee, two drug-related offenses, Norton Correctional Facility.
DETRECK W. Goles, Jefferson and Shawnee, theft and conspiracy to commit robbery, Winfield Correctional Facility.
Houston Talamasey, Douglas, taking indecent liberties with a child, Wichita Work Release Facility.
Randal Heim, Douglas, Sedgwick and Sumner, forgery, burglary, theft and giving a worthless check, El Dorado Correctional Facility.
Jay Johnson, Douglas, two counts of forgery, El Dorado Correctional Work Facility.
The schedule of comment sessions is as follows:
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 15 at the commissioner's room of the Wyandotte County Courthouse, second floor, 710 N. Seventh, Kansas City, Kan.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 18 at the city council chambers of the Wichita Municipal Building, first floor, 455 N. Main, Wichita.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 29 at the auditorium of the Topeka Public Library, 1515 W. 10th, Topeka.
Anyone who wants to comment on an inmate but cannot attend a session may write to the Kansas Parole Board, Landon State Office Building, 900 Jackson St., Room 452-South, Topeka 66612-1220.