Lewiston man convicted of killing parents released from prison

Bradley Thomasson

A Lewiston man who was convicted of killing his parents when he was a teenager has been released from prison.

39-year-old Bradley Thomasson was released Thursday, but he will be on parole for at least five years and possibly for the rest of his life.

Thomasson was 17 and a senior at Lewiston High School when he was found guilty of first-degree murder in the September 1989 shooting deaths of his adoptive parents, 57-year-old Ray Thomasson and his 50-year-old wife, Judith, at their Lewiston Orchards home.

Thomasson was sentenced in 1990 to 20 years-to-life in prison for the killings. Each sentence was for 10 years to life to be served consecutively.

As a condition of his release, Thomasson was ordered to remain in District 4, which encompasses Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties. He is not to enter Districts 1 and 2, which include all of the state from Idaho County north, and to have no contact with the extended family of his victims.

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