OC Register: "1982 killer again denied parole"

SANTA ANA – A former Anaheim man twice convicted of murdering a childhood friend during a robbery aboard a rented plane nearly 30 years ago was turned down Tuesday in his third bid for parole from state prison.

Lawrence Rayburn Cowell, 62, was told by a two-person parole board at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison in Blythe after a six-hour hearing that he must wait until 2016 before he can apply for parole again.

The parole board found that Cowell does not fully understand or accept responsibility for his criminal conduct in the April 17, 1982, murder of Scott Campbell, 27, a childhood friend who was the son of Collene Campbell, a former mayor of San Juan Capistrano and prominent victims' rights advocate, and her husband Gary.

collene campbell, victims rights, marsy's law, parole denied for Lawrence Rayburn CowellGary and Collene Campbell, both 78, are preparing for another journey to Chuckawalla State Prison in Blythe, CA to oppose parole for the former family friend , Lawrence Rayburn Cowell, who was convicted of murdering their son, Scott Campbell, nearly 30 years ago. Scott's portrait, painted by Collene, hangs over the fireplace in their home.