Parole denied for Kansas man convicted in child’s death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state parole board has denied parole to a 40-year-old man convicted of killing a Topeka toddler in 1995.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas Prisoner Review Board has denied release to Glenn Allen Heath, and won’t consider parole for him again until October 2018.

Heath was convicted of first-degree murder in the October 1995 beating death of 2-year-old Cain Baker. He’s serving a life sentence at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

The prisoner review board considered Heath for parole once previously, in 2010, and passed him for consideration for five years.

The Corrections Department says board members chose not to grant parole because of the serious nature and circumstances of Heath’s crime, public objections to his potential parole and because he denies responsibility for the crime.



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