Request for parole denied in 40-year-old murder case

A man sentenced to life in prison for killing a Houston County store owner nearly 40 years ago will remain behind bars.

Robert Earl Stringer's request for parole was denied on Monday.

Stringer was just 24-years-old when he was arrested for killing 50-year-old Carl Dudley, a Hodgesville store owner who was shot to death in 1973.

Attorney General Troy King and District Attorney Doug Valeska both argued before the state parole board that Stringer should remain behind bars.

Stringer will not be eligible for parole again for five more years.

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