The triggerman in the Pamela Smart murder trial was granted parole Thursday, nearly 25 years after he killed his school instructor’s husband and launched a global spectacle packed with lurid details of sex and manipulation.
A spokeswoman for Pamela Smart says Smart is serving the life sentence that should have been given to her teen lover who killed her husband in 1990.
A compromise version of a bill that would allow parole for juveniles convicted of first-degree murder has been released by a House and Senate committee.
The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that lifetime parole for sex offenders is unconstitutional, finding that only judges can impose new sentences on offenders who have already completed their original sentence.
The Massachusetts Parole Board has ruled that a man sentenced to life without parole as a juvenile is a good candidate for parole.
No Parole For Minors?
A Quincy man who was released from prison less than two months ago has been arrested for a bank robbery.
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who will get his first parole hearing Wednesday, deserves to be released from prison a decade after he was convicted of killing his neighbor because he was a victim of a miscarriage of justice and has been a model inmate, his supporters say.
Dorchester man Nathanial Davis Jr. is not pleased with the Supreme Court decision that rejects the sentencing of juveniles to life without parole.
The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would deny parole to anyone convicted of a third serious felony.