Convicted killer gets do-over 30 years later

- In 1988, Scott Brian Weiand admitted to doing something awful. He was only 17-years-old when he was sentenced to two life sentences for the murder of 54-year-old Gloria Ogles.

But now, Weiand is 46. He thought he would never get out of prison, but he's getting a do-over.

That's because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it was cruel and unusual punishment to not allow convicted juveniles a chance at parole.

Now Weiand gets re-sentenced which means there's a chance he could get out. For Gloria Ogles' daughter, Patricia Martin, it's opening up old wounds all over again.

"He's able to get a new sentencing but my mother doesn't get a new sentencing," said Martin.

Gloria's other daughter, Julie Phillips reported her mother missing all those years ago.

"It's been a long 29 years. We feel like he's where he should be and he should stay," said Phillips.

The family's heartache began on January 6, 1988, when Weiand confessed to kidnapping Ogles from her family-owned business, Crystal River Roofing. He then took her to a remote storm sewer where he planned to rob her. The entire police confession was played at his re-sentecing.

"I planned on just letting her go and just leaving her there," said Weiand.

But he says Gloria Ogles began fighting back.

"She swung her purse at me. She started hitting me. It all happened so fast. I just pulled the trigger twice, right in the head," said Weiand.

When he returned, he said, she was alive and trying to crawl for help, so he ran her over and killed her.

Today, a judge must decide if this convicted killer deserves a break. Gloria's family say no.

"We want him to continue his initial sentence," said Phillps.

The judge is expected to rule in July. 

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