Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Man convicted in comic's murder asks for parole

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man sentenced to 198 years in prison for the 1973 killing of country comic David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, asked on Wednesday to be paroled.

John A. Brown told the Tennessee Board of Parole that he is a changed man after spending 40 years in prison.

"I'm truly sorry," said Brown, who is now 63. "I can't undo anything to change my past. I've committed the last 40 years to changing my life."

Brown presented his case to two of seven parole board members from a special needs facility that houses prisoners in Nashville. The board could make a decision in one to two weeks after other board members review the case. He needs four votes in favor of parole to be released.

One board member has already voted to deny Brown's release. Another voted to continue the case to October so she could see a psychological evaluation.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha 2ec4e3c448d24b13b85dbc1865778264
Top Classifieds
  • HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised, Best H ... Details
  • Golden doodle Pups 5.5wks old CKC, Sh ... Details
  • PILLOW TOPmattress sets NEW in pl ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't b ... Details
  • 2010 Clayton 16x80 LIKE NEW! 270-489- ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Minimum wage hike hypocrisy reaches new heights
  2. What others are saying
  3. Olmstead veteran headed to the wheelchair games
  1. Dentist brings former gas station back to life
  2. Northern Kentucky reports first Zika case
  3. Minimum wage hike hypocrisy reaches new heights
  1. Evangelicals take wrong path cozying up to Trump agenda
  2. Clinton widening lead over Trump in polls
  3. Minimum wage hike hypocrisy reaches new heights
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...