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Killer of police officer makes bid for clemency
BY LORI DUNN TEXARKANA GAZETTE

Posted on Sunday, December 5, 2004

A man serving a life sentence for shooting and killing a Texarkana policeman in 1977 went before members of the state's Post Prison Transfer Board on Thursday to try to convince them he is rehabilitated after spending 27 years behind bars.

John Lohbauer, 43, who was convicted of killing Texarkana police Lt. Ed Worrell and wounding officer James Clark in an ambush outside a Texarkana discount store on Feb. 3, 1977, is asking the state for clemency so he can spend time with his elderly parents.

Lohbauer declined an interview with the Texarkana Gazette when he was contacted Thursday afternoon at the Tucker Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction.

His clemency hearing was held Thursday morning at the Tucker Unit.

Board members will decide whether Lohbauer's application for clemency is with or without merit and then make a recommendation to Gov. Mike Huckabee. Rhonda Sharp, the spokesman for the Post Prison Transfer Board, said there is a possibility the board could vote at its Dec. 16 meeting. If the board makes a decision Dec. 16, the outcome will not be released to the public until Dec. 21, Sharp said.

Huckabee will then decide whether Lohbauer gets clemency. Lohbauer, who was 15 years old at the time of the shooting, received a life sentence plus 40 years for the first-degree murder of Worrell and the assault on Clark.

His two accomplices each received 20 years in prison but were paroled in 1986.

On two of Lohbauer's previous attempts at gaining clemency, the Post Prison Transfer Board found his applications were "with merit." Both of those applications - in 1992 and 1994 - were ultimately rejected by the governor. His latest attempt before this year was in 1995. The Post Prison Transfer Board found that application "without merit," Sharp said.

A separate victim impact hearing was held for Worrell's family and supporters Nov. 15 in Little Rock.
 

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yeah there is Texarkana in located in the northeast part of texas or there might be one in arkansas... the name has got to make u wonder.

If this is texas y hasn't this guy been killed yet?
 

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It's Arkansas
 
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