A man in Rhode Island, James Hughes III, who was serving a life sentence for murdering an elderly man in 1982, has had his request for parole denied for the second time in five years. Hughes, now 71, had murdered Howard “Zeke” Harris using a hammer after being caught looking for money in his furniture store in North Kingstown. Harris’ three granddaughters made victim impact statements during the parole board hearing, saying Hughes had shown no remorse and could not be rehabilitated. The board determined that Hughes could apply again for parole in March 2028.

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