Kansas Board Denies Parole In Trooper's 1981 Slaying

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
George Rainey

George Rainey

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A state board in Kansas has denied parole to a man who's spent three decades in prison after being convicted of killing a state Highway Patrol trooper.

The Kansas Prisoner Review Board rejected a request from George Rainey, according to The Topeka Capital-Journal. The board won't consider paroling Rainey again until July 2017.

Rainey, 53, an inmate at the state prison in Hutchinson, is serving a life sentence for the shooting of Trooper Ferdinand ``Bud'' Pribbenow in July 1981 in Butler County. Pribbenow stopped a car speeding on the Kansas Turnpike north of El Dorado and was shot six times.

During a hearing in May, members of Pribbenow's family asked the board to keep Rainey in prison. Also, Highway Patrol Superintendent Ernest Garcia submitted a letter opposing Rainey's parole.


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