- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A parole board has denied freedom for the Weare man who shook an 18-month-old baby to death 20 years ago.

Shane Nickerson was 23 in 1995 when he was sentenced to 21 years in prison for the death of Zachary McMillan. He said then that he didn’t know how to control himself when the child started crying.

WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1N6soqb ) reports the parole board denied his application on Thursday, saying it wanted to see him transition to a halfway house, hold down a steady job and get mental health counseling.

Zachary’s mother, Kristie Kirkland, tearfully recalled her son’s death saying she could have “kissed more, I could have hugged longer.”

Nickerson said he was sorry for what he did. He could be up for parole again in June.



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