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Kathlynn Shepard's Parents to Speak with Lawmakers Thursday

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    April 3, 2014 | 10:12 am
    DES MOINES, Iowa Kathlynn Shepard's parents will be at the Iowa Capitol this week to push for a new law to protect Iowa's children.

    Kathlynn Shepard was kidnapped and killed last year on her way home from school in Dayton.

    Authorities said Michael Klunder is considered the suspect in the case. He had been released early from prison after serving time in a different kidnapping case.

    Kathlynn's parents will be speaking with lawmakers Thursday morning about the Kathlynn's Hope law.

    They want to increase penalties and oversight for sex offenders who attack children.

    State Representative Chip Baltimore will introduce the bill.