Board Denies Parole To Convicted Killer Of EBRSO Deputy

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A three-member panel of Louisiana's parole board gives a thumbs-down to the release of a man convicted of killing an East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy investigating a reported theft.

Henry Montgomery, who was 17 and playing hooky when he shot Deputy Charles Hurt and is now 71, was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life.

The two-to-one vote against parole was blamed on Montgomery's only taking two classes toward his GED since being incarcerated.

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