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Parole Board Chair: ‘Heart Goes Out To Maguire Family’

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State Parole Board Chairman Mark Conrad

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NATICK (CBS) – The chairman of the state parole board offered his condolences to the family of Woburn police officer Jack Maguire Tuesday.

Maguire was shot and killed Dec. 26 by Dominick Cinelli, who was serving three life sentences, before the board set him free in 2009.

“My sympathies go out to the Maguire Family. There will be a report forthcoming from this board. I want to keep my comments clear, that this board is going to conduct business as we normally do, but I want make this statement clear that our heart goes out to the Maguire family,” chairman Mark Conrad said before the board’s regularly scheduled hearing in Natick.

WBZ News Radio’s Doug Cope reports.

Conrad’s comments were the first from the board since Maguire’s murder. He refused to take any questions before or after the day’s sessions.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports.

Four of the six members present at Tuesday’s hearing were responsible for Cinelli’s release.

None of the board’s other members made any statements about the situation and some went out of their way to avoid waiting media who were interested in interviewing them.

The state is reviewing the board’s decision.

The board is apparently working on its own report about the decision to parole Cinelli, due out within the month.

All three of the men who appeared before the board Tuesday are serving life sentences for second degree murder. The tone of those hearings struck some observers as markedly more stern and direct than the one during which Cinelli was released in 2008.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong contributed to this report.

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