Groseclose denied parole

Published: Sep. 13, 2007 at 8:31 PM CDT
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His parole hearing was scheduled for first thing this morning. Often, the parole board hears a case then takes some time to make a decision. Not in William Groseclose's case. He walked into that meeting incarcerated. He walked out the same way.

Back in July of 1977, police discovered the body of 24-year-old Deborah Groseclose--his wife.

Her body jammed into the trunk of a car. She had been strangled, stabbed, and raped.

Police arrested her husband William Groseclose, charged with hiring two men to kill his wife.

A jury convicted Groseclose and sentenced him to the death penalty.

In 1999, his sentence was reduced to life in prison.

He came up for parole this morning, but he will remain behind bars.

The parole board quickly denied parole.

Four board members, all four rejected his request and voted to delay his next opportunity for parole until the year 20-13.

That's six years, the maximum amount of time the law allows between parole hearings.

Meanwhile, two other men were convicted of killing Deborah Groseclose.

Phillip Michael Britt and Ronald Rickman are serving life sentences.