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  •   Gov. Wallace's Assailant Denied Parole

    Saturday, February 8, 1997; Page C2

    Maryland's Parole Commission denied parole yesterday to Arthur H. Bremer, who is serving a 53-year sentence for shooting former Alabama governor George C. Wallace and three others in 1972.

    The eight-member panel ruled that Bremer, 46, won't get another parole hearing. He probably will be released at least 10 years before his sentence expires in May 2025 because of good behavior, said Leonard Sipes, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

    Bremer has five days to appeal the parole decision and has indicated that he will, Sipes said.

    Wallace, 77, who forgave Bremer years ago and has said he would not object to his release, said yesterday that he respected the decision.

    Wallace's legs were paralyzed from the wounds he received when Bremer emptied a five-shot handgun in his direction as Wallace campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination outside a shopping center in Laurel on May 15, 1972.

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