BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Parole Board has decided to parole three people convicted of murder.

It’s the first time anyone serving up to a life sentence has been granted early release since the fatal 2010 shooting of Woburn police officer John Maguire by a parolee.

Those granted parole include Raborn Allah, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1994 killing of George Greer in Springfield and Vernon Miller, convicted of the first-degree murder of store clerk Armand Clivio in 1971 in West Medford. Miller’s sentence had been commuted to 22-and-a-half years to life in 1986.

Benley Thompson, who pleaded to second-degree murder in the killing of Dorchester shop owner Herbert Krous in 1985, was also granted parole.

All had previously been granted parole, but were returned to prison after violating terms of their release.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments (5)
  1. emom says:

    Here we go again, when will these jokers learn… After that last one you would think they would not do it again. BUT NO, here we are again. I can only image what the families must be feeling. the fear they could be facing once again. Nothing good can come from this… They should serve out their sentence even if its life behind bars. NO PAROLE FOR THOSE THAT COMMIT MURDER…. Especially early release. Make them earn their stay so the people of the commonwealth does not have to foot the bill.. DONT LET THEM OUT,,, WE DO NOT NEED TO RELIVE WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE……

  2. StateOFconfusion says:

    If you got a get out of jail free card once before, and returned to jail..why in the world would you give someone who committed murder not one but two chances?

  3. blackbear1 says:

    You can’t be serious!! I do not believe we are revisiting this issue again. Is there something in the air or water around this board??

  4. rick t says:

    They were very nice boys. They used to cut my lawn. Where’s Bernhard Goetz when we need him?

  5. Denise says:

    isn’t it they get 3 strikes then they get to stay in jail!

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