NATICK (CBS) – A South Boston man is asking for parole more than 15 years after a Peabody woman was brutally murdered outside her condo.

John Keegan is seeking parole for second degree murder in the death of Kristen Crowley who was killed with a large rock.

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Keegan and co-defendant Timothy Dykens admitted they followed her home from a convenience store after spending the night at a local strip club.

The hearing room in Natick was packed with family members of both Keegan and Crowley.

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Keegan tearfully told the Parole Board he was deeply ashamed at what had happened, and forever regrets his actions. He apologized to both families for the crime that occurred 1996.

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During questioning, Keegan placed most of the blame on Dykens.

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Board members were skeptical, saying Keegan should have done more to prevent the crime.