Her brother's killer set to go free.
Fresno County's DA and Governor Brown intervene.
CBS 47’s Lemor Abrams is live at the DA’s office with the exclusive and gruesome story.
Kenneth Carlock is pictured here on his 25th birthday. He didn't live to celebrate his 26th.
“I'd go outside and scream---no no! how could somebody do that?,”
Carlock's sister Gayle McCracken found his mutilated body in his North Marks Avenue apartment.
Stabbed… 64 times.
His heart…cut out.
“How could you do that? How could you cut out another human being's heart?,” Gayle asks.
The killer was a co-worker: 23-year old Theodore Allen LeLeaux Jr.
Leleaux was arrested with Carlock's heart in his jacket pocket the day after the murder.
That night...June 5th 1984…Gayle made a silent promise.
“I vowed to my brother when I found out that he killed him... that I would fight him till I have no breath left,” Gayle said.
She's been fighting her brother's killer for the last 28 years, the only way she could....in parole hearings.
“I've battled him for so long. Every parole hearing he sits there and tells them I got a certificate in this program...in that program,” she said.
Last October, he was granted parole.
But last week Governor Jerry Brown denied that parole after Fresno County District Attorney Elizabeth Egan stepped in.
“We wrote a letter to the governor saying please governor do not release this person. He's still a danger to the public. And they also wrote the Governor, and the Governor heard,” said Egan.
In a few months, LeLeaux will go back for an appeal hearing.
And those tormented...keep asking that he remain behind bars.
“Would you want this animal...barbaric monster in your neighborhood? Seriously...do you really believe somebody like that could be rehabilitated?” Gayle asked.