Man who killed co-worker, cut out heart released

Nov 20, 2014 6:39 PM by News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Fresno man who killed a co-worker in 1984 and then cut out the man's heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison.

The Fresno Bee reports Theodore LeLeaux Jr. was set free last week after a Fresno County judge determined he no longer posed a threat to society.

The state parole board granted LeLeaux's release, even though Gov. Jerry Brown rejected it. LeLeaux was serving 16 years to life for killing 25-year-old Kenneth Carlock.

Police discovered Carlock's mutilated body inside his apartment on June 5, 1984. He had been stabbed 77 times.

The day after the attack, the then 23-year-old LeLeaux was arrested on suspicion of burglary. Investigators found Carlock's heart in LeLeaux's jacket pocket.


Information from: The Fresno Bee

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