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Washington Governor may review the parole status of an Iowan

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WATERLOO (KWWL)--A Washington state prisoner scheduled to be released to his home state of Iowa may have to wait a little longer.

Jerry Lain is serving a life sentence for assaulting a police officer 28 years ago. He is scheduled for release Monday and allowed to come back to Iowa.

But now Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is deciding whether to block his release. The victim, former officer Mike Fitzpatrick, has asked the governor to overrule the board's decision.

It's a power that hasn't been used by a Washington governor in 30 years.

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