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Place was convicted in 1984 of first-degree murder for stabbing Wanda Olsen to death. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Lyn Schollett, the executive director of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, said the jury made the correct decision.
"A jury was in a much better place than the executive councilors to hear all the evidence, which they did, and they imposed the appropriate, serious, lifelong sentence here," Schollett said.
She said granting a hearing would send the wrong message to victims of domestic violence.
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