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Woman denied early release in the kidnapping, the death of the teenager

WATERBURY, Connecticut. – One of the eight people sent to prison in 1997 for the rape and murder of a 13-year-old Connecticut girl has been denied early release.

The Republican American reports that the state parole board denied Maggie Mae Bennett’s request Wednesday.

Prosecutors said that the group attacked Maryann Measles of New Milford, in a revenge killing and dumped her body in the River Housatonic.

Bennett was sentenced to 19 years in prison for her role in the murder. She is scheduled for a release in December 2019.

Bennett said that she regretted her actions and she wants to continue with her training.

The board in its decision cited a recommendation by the Litchfield County prosecutor, who said Bennett had already benefited from a limited period of time.

Measles’ mother and sisters objected to Bennett’s offer for an early release.

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Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

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