Gov Jennifer Granholm has commuted the sentence of a convicted killer who is serving life in prison for first-degree murder.
Granholm spokeswoman Katie Carey says Wednesday the governor followed the recommendation of the Michigan parole board and agreed to release 43-year-old Matthew Makowski.
Prisons spokesman Russ Marlan did not immediately have details on the board's recent recommendation. The Corrections Department website says Makowski was involving in a killing in Wayne County in 1988.
Marlan says Makowski will remain in custody for several weeks until his parole and other matters are finalized.