Dorothy Stang

The man who was convicted of killing a nun from Dayton in 2005 has been released from prison.

Rayfran das Neves Sales served only eight years of his 27 year sentence for murdering Sister Dorothy Stang in Brazil. He will carry out the rest of his sentence under house arrest. Sales is prohibited from frequenting bars, must sleep at home and find a job. He was released on last week.

Sales confessed he shot Stang six times on a muddy Amazon road. Two accomplices, are serving 17 and 18 years.

Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered the release of an Amazon rancher charged with being one of the masterminds of the 2005 killing of American nun and rain forest activist from Dayton, Dorothy Stang.

In 2010, a jury found Regivaldo Galvao guilty of ordering Stang's death and sentenced him to 30 years in jail. But he was freed on appeal.

He was imprisoned one year later after a Para state court ruled that he had to start serving his sentence before his appeal process had run its course.