Violent Killer Denied Parole
July 17, 2013, 1:52 am
Kevin Roper is currently serving a sentence of 30-years to life. He was convicted of killing his friend, Eddie Gibbs, back in 1987. Roper was 19, Gibbs was 20. Roper killed Gibbs by strangling him with speaker wire and hitting him with a hatchet. Tuesday he was denied parole.
Convicted killers like Roper have been offered their shot at freedom after 20-years because of a supreme court ruling that said parole boards had been waiting too long to consider parole for certain inmates. Previously Roper would have had to serve the full 30-years before having a chance to be released on parole.
Roper was denied parole back in 2011 as well, and his next hearing is scheduled for February 14th 2016.
The victims sisters told KGW "We're afraid he's going to get out and murder again or molest again,” Teresa Robins testified Tuesday. “We're going to keep fighting. We know how evil he is. We know he's a good talker, but there's nothing behind that.”