Bryan Durman 'Bill' Going to Governor's Office

Bryan Durman 'Bill' Going to Governor's Office

The bill requires tougher penalties for anyone convicted of killing a peace officer.
     The Bryan Durman 'Bill' could soon become the Bryan Durman 'Law' in Kentucky.

     The bill requires tougher penalties for anyone convicted of killing a peace officer. 

     The house passed it Monday.

     It now goes to the governor, who is expected to sign it.

     The act is named in honor of Lexington Police Officer Bryan Durman, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in April 2010.

     Glenn Doneghy was convicted of second-degree manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years, but because of time served, he's eligible for parole in April of 2014.

    The sentenced was perceived as light by some, which led to the creation of the Durman Bill.

    Under the act,  anyone convicted of second-degree manslaughter of a "clearly identified" police officer or firefighter, would have to serve 85-percent of their sentence before being eligible for parole.
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