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Emotional Fight to Keep a Serial Child Rapist and Killer in Prison

OAKWOOD -- There's an emotional fight going on to keep a child rapist and killer in prison.

It's a story you saw first right here on ABC 22/Fox 45.

Two Ohio families, one from Oakwood the other from Cincinnati, is pleading with the Ohio parole board to keep Eugene Gall behind bars.

14-year-old Beth Ann Mote disappeared from Greenmount Boulevard in Oakwood 36 years ago and was later found murdered.

Her family tell us it still feels like it was just yesterday.

In an exclusive email, her brother says he is sure if Gall is set free the convicted killer would victimize someone else.

In a letter her brother prepared to read in front of the parole board, he says, "The murder of my sister had taken everything from me."

Gall was also convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing 12-year-old Lisa Jansen from Cincinnati.

He dumped the girl's body in Kentucky, and the state convicted him and sentenced him to death.

A fate Lisa's mother was happy with.

"To me he needs to die, I'm sorry, he needs to die," said Tina Jansen in an interview in 1978 when Gall was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering her little girl.

But in 2000, his conviction was overturned after his attorney proved he was criminally insane.

"I take it as they're telling me that my daughter's life meant nothing," she said in a recent interview.

Now, both families are fighting to keep this serial child rapist and killer in prison for the rest of his life.

Beth's family was torn apart by her death.

Her brother explains in his letter how he still deals with the guilt and grief.

And says, "About four years ago I started having nightmares about the man who killed my sister. In my dreams he laughs at me."

He urges the board to keep gall locked up.

Further down, he admits that he wishes he was stronger than this and knows that he is forever damaged by Gall.

He ends the letter saying, "I will always struggle as that nine-year-old boy who lost all that he loved that day."

The families will speak before the parole board Wednesday afternoon.

You can help the families by contacting the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office, and telling them how you feel about Gall being released from prison.

 
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