- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A convicted killer who’s served nearly 40 years in prison in the shooting death of his mother-in-law has been denied parole.

Viktor Novosel was convicted of second-degree murder in 1978. Prosecutors say he shot his mother-in-law on Christmas Eve 1974 during a domestic dispute involving his ex-wife and their children.

Novosel is now 80, but his former family members said they fear he would come looking for them if paroled.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1peuuPe) Novosel’s originally from Yugoslavia, a country that no longer exists, and has Canadian citizenship. Prosecutors said if he’s not deported, there’s concern that Novosel would have no supervision.

Board members said Tuesday the only way he’d be released is to find a way to transfer to a prison in Canada and transition back to society there.

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