Sunday, March 7, 2010
Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board has recommended parole for Dennis Shackelford, who was found guilty of first-degree murder in 1992. The vote was unanimous, but conditioned upon successful completion of 120 days of community-level work release to be followed by psychological counseling. Shackelford has steadily maintained that he had was in fear for the life of his wife and himself and that he acted in self-defense. The family of the victim opposes any early release. See story here.