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Parole denied for 32nd time for 1970 murder

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 9:00 a.m. CDT

ROCKFORD (AP) — A man convicted in a 1970 fatal shooting in Rockford is having his parole request denied — for the 32nd time.

The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1bvxfy9 ) that the Illinois Prisoner Review Board narrowly rejected Calvin Madison's latest efforts to be released from prison by a 5-6 vote.

He's serving a 150-year sentence for killing 19-year-old gas station attendant John Hogan. Authorities say Madison shot Hogan four times in the back of his head.

The 66-year-old will be eligible for parole again next year. Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato told the paper that he'll oppose any future parole requests.

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