Anthony Bottom was denied parole for a ninth time and will be eligible for another parole hearing in a minimum of 15 months.
A former Black Liberation Army member convicted for the murder of two POLICE officers has been denied parole for a ninth time and will be at least 15 months behind bars.
Anthony Bottom, who is also known as Jalil Abdul Muntaqim, 67, has been in prison for 47 years, The Guardian reported. He is currently incarcerated in Sullivan Correctional Facility in New York. A three-member parole board voted two-to-one to put him behind bars. He will be up for parole again in at least 15 months.
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Soil, along with Herman Bell and Albert Washington were convicted of luring Officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones to a housing project in Harlem, new york, in 1971 with a fake 911 call for an ambush. Bottom and Bell were both sentenced to 25 years to life. Washington died in prison in 2000. Bell was granted parole in March. Soil was “convicted of shooting Jones five times from behind,” PIX 11 reported.
The Guardian reported Bottom is “identified as a low risk.” Nora Carroll, of the Parole Preparation Project, said Soil has earned college degrees and is a role model for others who were trapped.
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“Jalil is a rehabilitated individual and a great-grandfather who has earned college degrees and served as a teacher and a role model for other people locked up,” Carroll told The Guardian.
Piagentini’s widow Diane Piagentini, said in October that the Soil should be refused parole.
“Anthony Soil never ever should be released from prison,” she said, according to the New York Post. “My husband and Waverly Jones are not at home, and Anthony Bottom should never be released…He swore at the sentencing he would never be restored. When he gets out, he will continue to work for his cause.”