FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A woman convicted of kidnapping and killing her stepson nearly 25 years ago will go before the full Kentucky Parole Board for a hearing.
News outlets report Stephanie Spitser met Wednesday with two members of the board, who determined the case should be sent to the full board for a hearing scheduled for Monday.
Spitser was sentenced to life in prison in the 1992 slaying of her 10-year-old stepson, Scotty Baker. The boy was kidnapped from his school in Clay County and strangled before his body was set ablaze.
Spitser told the parole board she didn’t deserve to be released, but that she didn’t intend to kill Baker.
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Baker’s mother, Ruth Rose, and other family members asked the parole board on Monday to keep Spitser behind bars.