- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man who was convicted of raping and kidnapping a woman in 1983 has been denied parole.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a news release Monday that 63-year-old Larry Fisher was seeking parole after serving about 30 years of a life sentence handed down in 1986.

In a statement, parole board member Betty Lou Jones of Lauderdale County said the board’s decision was based on strong opposition from the community, law enforcement and the victims.

Fisher was dubbed “the blue light rapist” for flashing blue lights similar to those used by law enforcement while driving an unmarked car to stop female drivers. Fisher was accused of multiple other attacks and linked, but not convicted, of two slayings.

Fisher’s next parole hearing will be in five years.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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