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A public hearing to consider the possible parole of Richard Watkins, #230727



CONTACT:  Chris Gautz, Public Information Officer


The Michigan Parole Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. to consider the possible parole of Richard Watkins, #230727. The hearing will be conducted via video through Microsoft Teams and can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Those planning to access the hearing must call 517-335-1736 or 517-335-1739 no later than April 5, 2022 to confirm attendance.

Richard Watkins is serving a Life sentence for the crime of Murder 2nd Degree-Habitual 2nd. Richard Watkins was sentenced on June 23, 1997 out of Kent County.

Timothy Flanagan, Member of the Michigan Parole Board, will conduct the hearing under the provisions of the Lifer Law, MCLA 791.234.

When logging into the hearing, your video must be turned off and audio muted to eliminate distraction during the hearing.

Please be advised that recordings, photography or screenshots of the proceeding are prohibited.