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Parole denied for convicted killer

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Jacinto Rodriquez (Source: AL Dept. of Corrections) Jacinto Rodriquez (Source: AL Dept. of Corrections)

Parole denied. Convicted killer Jacinto Rodriquez will remain in jail for the 1974 beating death of 18-year-old Kelly Zettle and the attempted murder of her roommate, Bobbi Ann Ostrander, 39 years ago. Both women were freshman music students at UAH.

Family and friends addressed the parole board Tuesday asking to keep the now 75-year-old man behind bars.

"It makes me greatly relieved, I was afraid with the crowded prison conditions he may be released and its been a long time and I thought should he be released? He couldn't get a job at his age and with his record. He's 75-years-old, would he try to find me? And that scares me, that really scare me. The thought of it or that he may get out and perpetuate a crime on somebody else again," said Jackie Zettle, Kelly's mother.    

Rodriquez is serving a life sentence for Kelly Zettle's murder and a 15-year concurrent sentence for the attempted murder of Ostrander.

Rodriquez will be up for parole again in 2018.

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