Both Doyle and Severson were sentenced to life in prison and each will be
eligible for parole in 2036. Severson was denied compassionate release
for MS, and since both continue to apportion the majority of the blame to
each other, it's likely they'll both stay in prison ....for life.
Last parole hearing I could find:
2008 - March 14 - PAROLE DENIED
A state Board of Prison Terms board denied parole Wednesday for Laura Doyle, now 34.
The two-man board made its decision late Wednesday at a Central Valley prison
after hearing testimony from Doyle, the victim's mother and a Los Angelescity
County prosecutor battling her release.
``Our position was that this crime was a deliberate, well-planned torture and
execution of Missy and needed to be treated as such,'' said Deputy District
Attorney Matthew Monforton
During her parole hearing Wednesday, Doyle admitted to coaxing Avila into
the water and killing her, Monforton said. She also accused Severson for
being the ringleader.
Asked if she could name three people from whom she could seek forgiveness,
a tearful Doyle listed Irene Avila, Missy's mother; Doyle's mother; and herself.
But not Missy.
``She said if she could do it over again, she'd switch places with Missy so that
she could endure the pain,'' Monforton said.
Irene Avila, Missy's mother, was thrilled by the prison board decision.
``I feel great,'' she said. ``I wish it could be more years. She shouldn't be let out,
ever. She has no right to be out.''