- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana’s parole board has revoked parole for a former soldier who admitted killing a woman in 1988, because a mailing mistake kept the victim’s mother from getting a notice about Samuel Galbraith’s hearing in October.

A statement from Chairwoman Sheryl Ranatza says the notice was sent to Albany, New York instead of Albany, Illinois.

Galbraith got a 71-year sentence after pleading guilty in 2000 to manslaughter and attempted aggravated rape of 21 year-old Karen Hill.

Both Galbraith and Hill’s husband were soldiers at Fort Polk.

Corrections department spokesman Ken Pastorick said Monday that Galbraith’s parole was revoked Friday, two days before it was to begin.



Hill’s mother, Jessie McWilliams, tells the American Press (https://bit.ly/2pYxPqi) there will be a new hearing within 45 days, and she will be there.

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