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.

michael February 18, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Eye for an eye its the way it should be!!!!!!!
CB11 February 18, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Can we make sure he is housed in THEIR neighborhood? It's so easy to let a maniac out when you know he won't be prowling around your home or children, isn't it?
CB11 February 18, 2013 at 08:44 PM
And if any poor soul should fall prey to him, the blood is on the parole board's hands!
Ron Ambergris February 18, 2013 at 08:46 PM
let him go so he can kill again
joseph February 18, 2013 at 09:46 PM
apparently like all other people with authority or with some form on power it dont matter what the public or majority wants. then when something happens no one wants to be responsible.13yrs out of 35. he killed for fun?? WAKE UP SHEEP
Russell Archambault February 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Maybe the parole board needed a thrill themselves. There is no justification for this release.
CB11 February 19, 2013 at 12:40 PM
He was actually sentenced to 60 YEARS with 35 to serve - so he didn't even do a quarter of his sentence! http://www.wpri.com/dpp/target_12/thrill-kill-murderer-granted-early-release
michael February 19, 2013 at 08:13 PM
I sure hope he is not going to be released back into this city!!!we have enough problems in this city we don't need a convicted murderer prowling are city . Let him go live next-door from the people who let him out see how they feel about that?
Mew February 20, 2013 at 12:23 AM
cb11, For all we know he will be living & working among us all, they are going to keep his release very quiet!! WHAT ELSE IS NEW IN WOON.!!!
CB11 February 21, 2013 at 05:29 PM
If they wanted a real thrill, they'd release him to THEIR neighborhood! Let them prove they think he's rehabilitated by doing that .... Nooooooo...it that's whole "not in my backyard!" mentality .....


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