Parole Chief: Right Decision Made on Killers

Had no info that burglar was 'cold, calculating predator'
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Jul 26, 2007 4:55 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A Connecticut parole chief is under fire for releasing a burglar who’s now suspected of kidnapping and raping two sisters before murdering them, along with their mother. But Robert Farr is standing by his decision, claiming the board was missing facts at the time of the parole—and its decision might have been different otherwise.

The suspect and his accomplice had both served time for local burglaries and were each recently granted parole, the Hartford Courant reports. One had been called a “cold, calculating predator" by a judge in 2002, information that the parole board lacked when it heard his case.