Arthur Bremer, 57, the man who shot Alabama Gov. George Wallace during a 1972 presidential campaign stop, leaving him paralyzed, will be released from prison this year, reports the Associated press. Bremer iis scheduled for release Dec. 16 but likely will be out earlier as he continues to accumulate credits for good behavior and for working as a prison clerk.
Bremer has been in a Maryland medium-security prison since 1979. In a 1996 parole hearing, he did not show any remorse for shooting Wallace, who he called a “segregationist dinosaur.” Bremer’s parole was denied. He had a bleak perspective on life outside prison, saying, “Everyone is mean nowadays  (We’ve) got teenagers running around with drugs and machine guns, they never heard of me.”