Parole Board Upholds Release Of Convicted Thrill Killer
After public outcry and two delays on a review of the case, board votes to parole Alfred Brissette.
Despite public outcry, the RI Parole Board has affirmed its June decision to release admitted thrill killer Alfred Brissette after a delayed review of the case.
Turnto10.com reports the murderer will be freed as planned. Brissette is convicted of killing Jeanette Descoteaux, pleading "no contest" to killing her for the thrill of it. He'll be out on parole after serving just 13 years of a 35-year sentence for the 1999 murder of the Woonsocket woman.
Brissette was scheduled to be released from prison this year, after a June 2012 parole board vote, but public outcry in November caused the board to announce a review of the decision for Dec. 17. When that date arrived, the Parole Board announced it would conduct the review in January, according to WCVB.com.
According to the RI Attorney General's office, Brissette was granted parole, not released early due to time off he may have earned for good behavior or other program credits.
Turnto10.com reports the board's vote to uphold Brissette's parole was unanimous.
WPRI.com, which broke the story, reports the exact release date has not been set, and will be scheduled after his post release plan is approved.