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Family Pleads to Keep Convicted Rapist, Murderer Behind Bars
OAKWOOD -- A desperate plea to the Ohio Parole Board.
An Oakwood family is fighting to keep a convicted serial child rapist and killer in prison.
It's been 36 years since Beth Ann Mote disappeared from Greenmount Boulevard in Oakwood.
And the grief her family still experiences is at times too much to bear.
"I never expected him to be eligible for parole, but I know now how that happened and we have to do this," Beth Ann Mote's mother Doris Mote said about their fight against parole.
"We feel that if this man were to get out of prison he would do this to another family," said Barry Mote, Beth Ann Mote's brother.
Desperate pleas from a still grieving family decades after their little girl was kidnapped, raped and murdered by Eugene Gall Jr.
"He shows no remorse for what he's done, he's proud of it," said Barry. "The police said, told my mom that he was bragging about what he had done."
Gall was also convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering 12-year-old Lisa Jansen from Cincinnati.
"He's a man who gets his thrill by victimizing little children," said Barry.
Gall left her body in Kentucky and he was sentenced to death.
But that conviction was overturned in 2000, after his attorney proved he was legally insane.
"I was blindsided," said Barry.
Now 36 years after his conviction, he's up for parole in Ohio, and has a chance to walk the streets as a free man.
But Beth's family refuses to give him the opportunity to terrorize another family.
"He brutally kidnapped, raped and murdered my sister," said Barry, "He's a child predator, he needs to be locked up and off the streets."
Gall is expected to face the parole board sometime next month in Columbus.
OAKWOOD -- An Oakwood family took the first step Wednesday to keep a convicted serial child rapist and killer behind bars.
The family of Beth Ann Mote met with the Ohio Parole Board to convince them to keep Eugene Gall Jr. in prison.
Gall was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering 14-year-old Beth Ann Mote in 1977.
He was also convicted of the same charges in the death of 12-year-old Lisa Jansen from Cincinnati.
Gall was sentenced to death in Kentucky for Jansen's murder.
But in 2000, his conviction was overturned after his attorney proved he was criminally insane.
Now, he's up for parole in the State of Ohio in a life sentence.
Beth's family is fighting to keep him in prison, saying its a matter of public safety.
"As far as I'm concerned, right now the issue is not what happened in the past but what can happen in the future and he needs to stay in jail for public safety," said Doris Mote, Beth Ann Mote's mother.
The session Wednesday was closed to the media.
Gall is expected to face the parole board himself in Columbus next month.
Until then, his family tells me they will keep fighting to keep Beth Ann's murderer in prison for the rest of his life.
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