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Panel Votes to Retain Name of Stayner Park

March 26, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A city committee has voted to retain the name of Steven Stayner Park despite complaints that the name will be associated with Steven's brother, Cary, a convicted murderer.

The Merced City Council sent the proposal back to the committee last month after some council members expressed concern over the Stayner name.

Cary Stayner was convicted of killing four women in the vicinity of Yosemite National Park. Steven Stayner was kidnapped in 1972 and held for seven years before he escaped.

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