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SALEM, OR -- Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel told the state parole board in salem yesterday he believes Mark James Wilson is capable of rehabilitation. Wilson was convicted in the double murder of 53-year old Rod Houser and his 49-year old wife Lois during a home robbery in 1987. The Oregonian reports Wilson was 18 when he shot Rod Houser 20 times. Co-defendant Randy Guzek shot Lois Houser three times. The question before the parole board is whether the now 50 year old Wilson is capable of rehabilitation. Hummel told the parole board, “Mark Wilson has convinced me he is.” The brother of Rod Houser, Doug Houser said Hummell does not speak for his family and called him an embarrassment to Deschutes county. Houser urged the parole board to listen instead to Ron Brown. It was Brown, now Clatsolp County D.A. who prosecuted Wilson. Brown said Wilson and Guzek were there to specifically kill the Housers. He told the parole board Wilson tried minimize the crime, claiming it was a burglary gone bad. Brown said Wilson’s distortion of the truth should raise questions about his rehabilitation. It may take a month for the parole board to make a ruling.

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