Parole denied for man convicted in Florence manslaughter case

Lewis Simpson

A man serving 20 years in prison on a Florence manslaughter conviction had parole denied Wednesday by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, authorities said.
The board denied parole for Lewis Simpson, according to Terry Abbott, communications director for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.
He has been in prison nearly 10 years since pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2009 shooting death of Terry Jermaine Garrett, according to court records.
Simpson remains in the Fountain Correctional Facility, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.
Parole also was denied for John David McCracken, Abbott said. McCracken has served more than a year of a five-year sentence on a conviction for distributing a controlled substance in Colbert County, second-degree promoting prison contraband in Marion County, and third-degree theft of property in Winston County, officials said. He is in Ventress Correctional Facility.

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