Former Pine City Man Convicted Of Killing A Pine County Deputy Released From Prison

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 5:55 am

A former Pine City man who was convicted of killing a Pine County deputy back in 1991 has now been released from prison after serving a sentence for another crime.

Scott Lange, who was released on Tuesday, served the state required 20-year sentence for the death of Michael Morrow Senior. Lange beat the 53-year-old deputy to death with a flashlight after a traffic stop in 1991. After Lange served his sentence for that crime, he was arrested and convicted for assaulting his daughter. His release Tuesday is from that crime.

The Pine County Sheriff’s Department told KSTP that the release is generally upsetting, and they believe Lange should have gotten life in prison.


  1. Beatrice Morrow 03/7/12 at 9:23pm

    It would have been polite for someone to have told me that Scott lange was going to be released from jail.
    Mrs. Michael Wm. Morrow Senior

  2. pine city resident 03/9/12 at 8:50am

    This is such a travesty. the fact that he only served 20 years for this horrific crime is bad enough, but then after punching his own daughter- he should then have had to serve for life. Proves that he is a repeat violent offender and will hurt more people in the future.

    Mrs. Morrow- my heart and my prayers go out to you.

  3. erica 09/9/13 at 9:41pm

    scott lange is family..and how dare you people say he deserves life. he did his time..if people would just back off i bet he wouldnt lash out! back off!!

  4. Officer Tasca 08/25/14 at 10:04am

    Erica, he deserves life plus a hundred years.

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