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No parole for Memphis woman who fatally struck boys

August 18th, 2011 10:21 am by Staff Report

MEMPHIS (AP) — The state Board of Probation and Parole has denied release for a woman in prison in the DUI traffic deaths of two boys she ran over.

The board announced on Wednesday that there would be no parole for Christina Morgan of Memphis. The parole officer who presided over Morgan's hearing last week recommended against parole and since then three other members of the seven-member board have concurred, reported The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/q9VNiy).

Morgan is 34. She pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault in the 2002 incident in which her car jumped a curb and struck three 12-year-old boys. Malcolm Williams Jr. and Edgar Akpotu were killed. Jake Overzet was critically injured. The boys were students at Southwind Middle School.

Morgan's 22-year sentence expires in 2021.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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