A teenager who murdered his girlfriend’s parents is getting out of prison five years later, and the family is outraged.
The Garland, Texas teen was convicted in 2010 and will likely be released to a halfway house in June, The Dallas Morning News reports. He will spend the remainder of his 28-year sentence on parole after six months in the halfway house. He won’t be allowed to use social media for the first year and will take anger management classes and counseling. He’ll be 19 years old when he is released.
The teen fatally shot Alan and Darlene Nevil at the urging of his girlfriend at the time, who was also 13. The girlfriend was upset about being grounded. The police found the couple having sex after the murder. They both admitted to capital murder. The parole board said the teen has gotten his GED, turned his life around, and is ready to reenter society.
But family members told local news outlets they were outraged at the short sentence.
“My kids are still suffering!” Alan’s daughter Susan Nevil told Fox4News. “My brother is still suffering and it’s not right! He gets to sit next to his mom. He gets to see his mom. And my dad is in a box.”
“I kind of feel like we were railroaded,” Ricky Nevil, Alan’s brother, told The Dallas Morning News. “They made us feel like we were going to lose. That even with all the evidence, they were going to get less time.”
Destiyne Nevil, the granddaughter, said the sentence is not enough.
“I’m going to be graduating in 11 days and my grandpa isn’t going to see me walk the stage,” Destiyne told Fox4News. “We didn’t get the outcome that we wanted. The guy, he only served 6 years of a 28-year sentence and I don’t think that was just for my family.”
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