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Family of Slain Winona County Deputy Fights Killer's Parole

Created: 04/14/2014 6:43 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

The family of a Winona County sheriff's investigator killed 34 years ago is fighting against paroling the deputy's killer.
    
Relatives of John Schneider are collecting letters and emails opposing the release of John Kirch, who's in prison in Stillwater. He appears before a parole panel May 12.
    
Kirch was convicted of fatally shooting Schneider after he and two other deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a mobile home in Goodview in September of 1980.
    
The deputy's widow, Jean Schneider, says she still misses her husband every day. His son-in-law, Jon Meyer, tells KTTC-TV the parole hearings are difficult because it's like living the tragic event all over again.
    
Meyer says the family will do anything to keep Kirch locked up.
    
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