JONESBORO Andrew Golden, the younger of the two boys convicted in the 1998 Westside Middle School shootings, turns 21 today and is scheduled for release from federal custody.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons won't confirm this will happen, however, or say where Golden has been held for the past three years. A spokesman said he couldn't discuss the case because Golden was a youthful offender when first incarcerated at age 18.
Craighead County Sheriff Jack McCann said Thursday that he remembered that Golden's grandfather, Doug Golden, had often complained about "having to drive to Minnesota or someplace north" to see Golden in a federal prison.
"Doug said he hated making that long drive just to see him," McCann said.
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