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No parole for man convicted in officer’s death

No parole for man convicted in officer’s death

Bill Stephens

February 16th, 2016

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Parole Board has denied parole for a man convicted of manslaughter in the death of a Lexington police officer.

Media report the decision on Tuesday came after the widow of Officer Bryan Durman testified before the board on Monday, asking them to keep Glen Doneghy behind bars.

Durman was struck by Doneghy’s sport utility vehicle in 2010 as he answered a complaint about loud music and he died a short time later at a hospital.

Doneghy was convicted in 2011 and sentenced to 20 years, but the law at the time said defendants could be considered for parole after serving 20 percent of their sentence.

Lawmakers have since approved the Bryan Durman Act, which mandates a longer time behind bars for manslaughter convictions involving clearly identified police or firefighters.

 

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