(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – It's decision day for Melissa's Bill.
Lawmakers passed it, but the governor sent it back because he wanted judges to have more power to offer parole to repeat offenders if they'd served two thirds of their sentence or 25 years of a life sentence.
The bill is named for Melissa Gosule, who was raped and killed in 1999 by a convicted felon on parole. It landed back in the spotlight after the deadly shooting of Woburn Police Officer John "Jack" Maguire two years ago.
The bill has been championed by Melissa's father, Les, for years now, and Monday, he pleaded for lawmakers to just pass it.
What's really going to happen? Republican Rep. Brad Hill from Ipswich and Rep. Jim Dwyer, a Democrat from Woburn, weigh in.