GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado State Parole Board has rejected release for a 58-year-old man jailed for three decades in connection with the stabbing death of his sister-in-law.
James Drake was found guilty as an accomplice in the 1982 killing of Regina Drake, who was stabbed while she slept in her Grand Junction apartment with her three young sons.
He was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole.
According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, prosecutors said James killed Regina as part of a contract killing for insurance money.
Relatives of the victim have opposed parole, worried that he will confront them if he is released into the community.