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Mass. Board Votes To Parole 3 Convicted Of Murder

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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.

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