EXCLUSIVE:State Parole Board Denies Release Of Troy University Student Murderer
From Montgomery -- the state parole board denies the release of a Pike County man convicted of murdering a Troy University student in 1998. This comes after hearing emotional pleas from families on both sides.
Imagine if your loved one was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
That's what happened to 18-year old Komomo Offem, who happened to walk out of a Troy Night Club to get some air... and a drive-by shooter missed his target, another person, and struck him instead.
"A parent is not supposed to bury her child. It should be the other way around," Said the victim's mother, Elizabeth Offem, to the state parole board.
It wasn't the first time these families met before the board to decide the fate of Deiallo Stringer, who is convicted with murdering Troy University student, Komommo Offem 15 years ago.
The experience has impacted Offem's parents even until this day. They still have a hard time letting their children go out feeling scared that someone will cause them harm. But they do feel some relief that Stringer will be behind bars a little longer.
Stringer is serving a life sentence for Offem's murder. His next parole hearing will come up in 5 years.