“If the board is unable to reach a decision at the panel hearing, the case will be referred to the Central Office Board Review for further consideration and deliberation,” said Smith. “If the board would issue a Parole Pending Full Board Determination action, that would then prompt the scheduling of a Full Board (Open) hearing at some future date.”
Durkin’s family, led by sister Karla Edwards, met with the parole board before the hearing, delivering a petition with 1,010 signatures to keep Lawson behind bars.
“He was a very violent person. This dude has got anger issues. He is a sociopath and what is he going to do when he gets out and gets mad at somebody? Kill them and then try to get rid of the body. I fear for any person who gets into his life,” Edwards said. “He hasn’t changed a bit.”