The state parole commission has denied parole to a man convicted in December 1974 of the first-degree murder and kidnapping of 19-year-old woman. Marcus Shrader the Third was sentenced to death for the killing of Cheryl Potter Boyd. The sentence was changed to life in prison after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled capital punishment
unconstitutional in 1976. Shrader has been eligible for parole since 1986. The former Navy corpsman also was convicted of robbing North
Carolina National Bank in August 1974 and must serve a 20-year
federal sentence. The N.C. Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission will review Shrader's case again next September.
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