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No Parole

A Henry County man who helped kill an elderly woman will remain in prison for at least five more years.

The Alabama Parole Board refused to set 54-year-old Olin Grimsley free Monday morning.

Grimsley and Willie McNair were originally charged with capital murder for the 1990 stabbing death of 68-year-old Ella Foy Riley.

Jurors were not able to reach a decision in Grimsely's first trial, so the case was moved to Montgomery.

Jurors there decided Grimsley was present when the victim was killed but they convicted him only of first-degree robbery and he was sentenced to life in prison.

District Attorney Doug Valeska told the parole board Grimsley should remain behind bars.

Grimsley won't be eligible for parole again until 2009.

Grimsley’s co-defendant, Willie McNair, got the death penalty but his sentence was overturned on appeal earlier this year. The state attorney general's office is appealing the decision in federal court.


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