Man convicted of killing ex-wife, 17 year-old denied final chance at parole

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) -- An East Tennessee man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her teenage daughter three decades ago has been denied parole for a fifth and final time.

The Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole has voted to deny early release to 79-year-old Charles Manning, according to the Johnson City Press.

The inmate from Carter County pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the April 1981 beating deaths of Sylvia June Manning and 17-year-old Ann Waycaster in their home.

Dorinda Carter of the Tennessee Department of Correction said Manning's release date from prison is in July 2016, but good behavior time is expected to reduce the time he'll serve.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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