Parole is recommended for 'Evil Twin' who conspired and failed to murder her sister in sordid conspiracy and spent 20 years behind bars

  • 'Evil Twin' Jeen 'Gina' Han recommended for parole after serving nearly 20 years?
  • Han was found guilty of conspiring to kill her sister Sunny with two other men?
  • Gov. Jerry Brown can decide whether to approve or reject the parole recommendation
  • Deputy District Attorney Nikki Chambers said that she believes that Han still posses a threat to society and should not be released

A Southern California woman convicted of conspiring to kill her identical twin sister in the 1990s has been recommended for parole after spending nearly two decades in prison, according to a report published Tuesday.

In a case that made international headlines, Jeen 'Gina' Han — dubbed the 'evil twin' by police — was sentenced to 26 years to life in May 1998.

Han and two others were found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, burglary and false imprisonment.?

Jeen 'Gina' Han in Orange County Superior Court break down after being sentenced to 26 years to life for plotting the murder of her twin sister Sunny (pictured:?May 8, 1998)

Jeen 'Gina' Han in Orange County Superior Court break down after being sentenced to 26 years to life for plotting the murder of her twin sister Sunny (pictured:?May 8, 1998)

Jeen Young Han is photographed at her arraignment at Harbor Municipal Court in Newport Beach on charges she conspired to kill her twin sister (pictured 1998)

Jeen Young Han is photographed at her arraignment at Harbor Municipal Court in Newport Beach on charges she conspired to kill her twin sister (pictured 1998)

John Sararath and Archie Bryant were found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder on Sunny Han in November of 1998 following a separate trial.?

'Gina' Han was also found guilty of?burglary and false imprisonment along with two conspirators

'Gina' Han was also found guilty of?burglary and false imprisonment along with two conspirators

Prosecutors said the trio conspired in a failed plan to murder Sunny Han, who was bound and gagged along with her roommate before police rescued them.?

The Korean-born twins were co-valedictorians at their San Diego County high school, were once close but had a history of fighting, authorities have said. Their relationship deteriorated after Sunny Han accused her sister of stealing her BMW.

The state Board of Parole recommended the release of Gina Han, now 43, after a hearing on Oct. 31, the Orange County Register reported.

Under California law, the decision includes a 120-day review period so Gov. Jerry Brown can decide whether to approve or reject the parole recommendation.

Sunny Han, then 22, leaves Harbor Municipal Court for a break after giving testimony in the case against her twin sister Jeen Young Han in 1998

Sunny Han, then 22, leaves Harbor Municipal Court for a break after giving testimony in the case against her twin sister Jeen Young Han in 1998

John Sararath (L) and Archie Bryant hang their heads after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder on Sunny Han

John Sararath (L) and Archie Bryant hang their heads after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder on Sunny Han

The Orange County District Attorney's Office in a letter Monday asked Brown to reject the parole recommendation, saying that Gina Han failed to address her alleged mental disorder and still poses a risk to society.?

'At the parole hearing, Gina Han at first blush appeared to have attempted introspection; however, she is very intelligent and still manipulative,' Deputy District Attorney Nikki Chambers wrote in the letter to Brown.?

California Gov. Jerry Brown (pictured) can decide whether to approve or reject the parole recommendation

California Gov. Jerry Brown (pictured) can decide whether to approve or reject the parole recommendation

Chambers said Gina Han, as an example of her plans for parole, gave the board letters from a men with whom she is corresponding.?

Her pen pals from abroad and across the country have offered her money, jobs and lodging, including a man from Britain who gave her money after corresponding for a year, the prosecutor said.?

'This manipulative ability is not surprising, given her extreme intelligence coupled with an untreated personality disorder,' Chambers wrote.

'The fact remains that she is still flexing the manipulation muscles that she used when she recruited two young men to murder her sister, and they appear to be as keen as they were in 1996,' Chambers wrote.

Gina Han maintained she never intended to kill her sister.

Jeen Han (left) was found guilty of conspiring to kill her sister Sunny (right) with two other men in 1998

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