- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - An Oklahoma man who murdered a North Fork man in 1979 has been denied parole.

The Montana Board of Pardons and Parole says J.R. Fletcher’s release would not be in the best interests of society.

Fletcher will not be eligible for parole again until 2019. He is serving a 100-year sentence for torturing and killing Roy Cooper of Polebridge.

Flathead County Attorney Ed Corrigan asked the three-member board to deny Fletcher’s release based on the evil nature of the crime.

The Daily Inter Lake reports (https://tinyurl.com/p8owe4r) the board told Fletcher that it believes he is a detriment to society who has not taken responsibility for his crime.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, https://www.dailyinterlake.com

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