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Kidnapper's Sentence Ends Christmas Eve

SD Department of Corrections
Glen Walker

This week corrections officials are releasing a kidnapper from the state penitentiary. Glen Walker, 46 was an accomplice of Robert Leroy Anderson. Anderson murdered two women in the 1990s. Now South Dakota Department of Corrections leaders want people to know Walker is leaving prison December 24, 2015.

Families of the victims and law enforcement know Glen Walker is walking out of prison on Thursday. State Secretary of Corrections Denny Kaemingk says he’s notifying the public because Walker’s release is high-profile – not necessarily high-risk.

"In a high-risk release, we are concerned about the assessments that we have received back and their institutional conduct and the different assessments that tell us what the risk to the community is," Kaemingk says. "That’s really not the case here with Glen Walker."

Kaemingk says Walker is a compliant inmate with only nine minor rule infractions while at the state penitentiary. The corrections secretary says Walker will leave the prison on Christmas Eve. He says Walker did not receive parole.

"With the seriousness of this crime, I think the parole board was cautious as they should, and he did not get parole," Kaemingk says.

That means Walker was not released early on parole. Kaemingk says Walker does qualify for time off his sentence for good behavior. That’s based on a system that applies to crimes that happened before 1996.

Kaemingk says that’s why Walker’s two sentences for 25 years in prison and another five years for accessory to murder and kidnapping…equate to about 15 years behind bars.

Glen Walker helped Robert Leroy Anderson kidnap Larisa Dumansky in 1994 and helped him try to kidnap another woman. Anderson killed Dumanksy. Two years later, Anderson also raped and killed Piper Streyle. Anderson received a death sentence but committed suicide in prison.

A release from the Department of Corrections reveals Glen Walker says he plans to live in another state after his release from the South Dakota State Penitentiary.

Kealey Bultena grew up in South Dakota, where her grandparents took advantage of the state’s agriculture at nap time, tricking her into car rides to “go see cows.” Rarely did she stay awake long enough to see the livestock, but now she writes stories about the animals – and the legislature and education and much more. Kealey worked in television for four years while attending the University of South Dakota. She started interning with South Dakota Public Broadcasting in September 2010 and accepted a position with television in 2011. Now Kealey is the radio news producer stationed in Sioux Falls. As a multi-media journalist, Kealey prides herself on the diversity of the stories she tells and the impact her work has on people across the state. Kealey is always searching for new ideas. Let her know of a great story! Find her on Facebook and twitter (@KealeySDPB).