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Board Voted to Deny Swatzell’s Parole

Chad Swatzell—convicted murderer of Perry Countian Carolyn Kilpatrick—will remain bars until at least next July when he will be given another hearing before the Tennessee Board of Parole.

The Board reached a final decision to deny parole on November 21, almost two weeks after his hearing on November 8—the second hearing this year.

Four votes were needed from the seven-member Board to confirm Gary Faulcon recommendation that Swatzell not be granted parole at this time. Faulcon conducted the November 8 hearing.

Dustin Krugel, Communications Director for the Board of Parole, told the Review: As part of the

Board’s decision, they recommended Mr. Swatzell complete programming as recommended by a risk and needs assessment designed to assess offenders’ needs and predict recidivism, and maintain positive institutional behavior to improve his chances of receiving parole at his next parole review, which has been set for July 2024.”

Krugel explained that The Board decides whether to grant or deny parole on a………..


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