Montgomery Parole Hearing

Four criminals convicted of crimes here in the Wiregrass will not be getting out of prison early, despite their attempts to get parole.

Earlier Tuesday, Houston County District Attorney, Doug Valeska, traveled to Montgomery to appeal to the states parole board regarding four different requests for parole.

Three of those cases involved convicted rapists including Jose Monteverde.

The Dothan man was sentenced back in 1996 to life in prison on four counts of sodomy and one count of rape.

"It was extremely important to have him denied parole today, because the victim was there and her daughter... and while he was in jail awaiting trial, he tried to hire someone to kill her, cut her throat and also kill her 6 year old daughter... So it was very important to have his parole denied for five years…" said Dist. Attorney Valeska.

Another one of the cases was that of Orlando Knight, a Dothan man who was convicted on a murder charge for helping his brother gun down another man back in 1999.

In all four cases, the convicts will be eligible for parole again in 5 years.