Lenoir County Killer Won't Be Paroled

A convicted murderer from Lenoir County will not be released next month from prison after all.

Alford Jones, who was one of 27 inmates caught in a legal battle over life sentences, had been scheduled to be released June 27th on parole.

But the Parole Commission says Jones violated several provisions of a parole agreement. Those included not participating in a treatment program, and twice failing to maintain his work release job.

Jones was convicted for the death of William Turner Sr. of Kinston during an attempted robbery in 1975.

The state Supreme Court has yet to rule whether laws in effect from 1974 to 1978 defined life sentences as 80 years. More than two dozen life sentence inmates argue their good behavior has earned them enough credits to go free.

Jones will now be reviewed for possible parole in 2013.

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