Poughkeepsie Killer Denied Parole
A Poughkeepsie man convicted of killing his family, except his 18-year old sister, has been denied parole once again. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports Brian Britton was eligible to be released but the parole board felt he was not ready to return to society.
Britton plead guilty in the 1989 killing of his father, mother and brother and the attempted murder of his sister. His sister Sherry Shafer still resides in Dutchess County and was relieved by the decision. She was very fortunate to have survived getting shot by her then 16 year old brother. Britton has never showed any kind of remorse for the brutal killings and Shafer is worried he will try to finish the job if he gets out.
As part of a plea deal, Britton plead guilty and received a sentence of 25-life in prison. But because of the deal, he is now eligible for parole every two years.