When police arrived, Olsen had fled; Cameron Davis lay dead.
Olivia Craven, the Idaho Pardons and Parole Commission's executive director, said hearings like Olsen's in April are often charged with emotion. A partition divides families of victims from the families of convicts.
Craven met with Davis a month before the hearing, not only to tell him of what to expect — it was Olsen's first chance at release, and Davis' first parole hearing — but to gauge his sentiment.
What she remembers most was Davis, the second-highest-ranking Senate leader, asked for no favors.
Following his release, Vincent Olsen will live with his family in Boise. He must remain drug and alcohol free. Any friendships he establishes must have his parole officer's approval.