40 Years a Prisoner: Will Governor Grant Clemency This Time for 1981 Water Pistol Robbery?

Rolf Kaestel turns 70 this week. He’s 40 years into a life sentence in prison. In 1981 he robbed a taco shop of $264 by showing the manager the butt of a water pistol. Even manager Dennis Schluterman has pleaded with the Arkansas governor to grant clemency. Will Gov. Asa Hutchinson change his mind about releasing Kaestel this time? 

BACKGROUND RESOURCE: Arkansas man, 70, who is serving LIFE in prison for robbing a taco shop of $264 with a toy water gun in 1981 awaits decision of his fourth application for clemency [Daily Mail, May 31, 2021]

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