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Killer's Parole Canceled

Killer's Parole Canceled


The Texas parole board Tuesday revoked its decision to free Jon Buice, who killed a gay banker walking home from a Houston nightclub.

Jon Buice was expected to be released in October, but the board says it has new information it won't reveal that caused it to overturn the decision, the Houston Chroniclereports. Buice is about 18 years into a 45-year sentence for the 1991 murder, which he once described as part of a joy ride to "beat up some queers." Buice and a group of high school-age boys followed Broussard from a gay nightclub called Heaven and then unloaded from a car and began beating him.

Houston officials ranging from the district attorney to state lawmakers fought the 2-0 July vote by the state parole board, sending letters that recounted the horrid details of the crime. Buice had been granted parole because he was 17 when he committed the crime and because of good behavior while in prison.

Broussard's mother, Nancy Rodriguez, also fought the parole because she worried that Buice would "hurt somebody else," she told Chronicle in July.

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