Alston killer gets 24 years
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Alston killer gets 24 years

From:Rick Rosendall
Sent:Friday, July 29, 2005 12:23 PM
Subject:Wanda's killer gets 24 years


This morning I attended the sentencing hearing in Judge Retchin's chambers at D.C. Superior Court for William M. Parrott, Jr., the man who confessed to murdering our friend and colleague Wanda Alston, who died on March 16. It was in Room 317, which was standing-room-only.

After hearing from both sides, including contrite remarks from Mr. Parrott to Wanda's family, and after reviewing the horrific nature of the crime, Judge Retchin sentenced Parrott to 24 years plus 5 years of supervised release, with the requirement of drug abuse treatment. This was within the sentencing guidelines, which the prosecutor did not ask the judge to go above. Due to the Truth In Sentencing law, 24 years means 24 years; Parrott cannot be paroled earlier than that.

A collection of links to stories on Wanda can be found at:

Rick Rosendall
Vice President for Political Affairs
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance

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