OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Angie Dowell's father was murdered 35 years ago.
But she's feeling victimized all over again.
"The length of what our family had to go through to try to be heard is an outrage," Dowell told state lawmakers Friday.
Her father, Loran Dowell, was one of three people killed June 12, 1980, at the Barn Door Tavern.
Timothy Pauley confessed to the crimes and was sentenced to three life sentences.
But this summer the state's Indeterminate Sentence Review Board said because Pauley has shown remorse and has been well behaved, Pauley could be eligible for release in 2018.
Dowell said her family and the other victims' families were not properly informed of Pauley's efforts.
She said they were not able to properly fight his release.
"Our families was completely blindsided by the board," Dowell told lawmakers.
Following her testimony, the chair of the board offered an apology to the families and told senators changes are coming.
"I think we need to do a review of when we notify victims and how we're notifying victims," said chair Kecia Rongen.
Senator Pam Roach, R-Auburn, called the practices an outrage and a disgrace.
"It's just unbelievable, and it went on for decades," Roach told Rongen.
The board will discuss Pauley's potential 2018 release next January.
Dowell hopes the board will change the way it includes victims' families, but she fears her father's killer will still get out early.
"It would be horrible," said Dowell.