Former NC KKK Leader Who Killed Teen With Crossbow Is Denied Parole

Russell Hinson, 56, who is serving a life sentence after he shot and killed 16-year-old Felicia Houston with a razor-tipped arrow, was denied parole Tuesday. 

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A former North Carolina Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted of murder after he shot and killed a black teenager using a crossbow just three days after Christmas in 1992 was denied parole.

According to the Charlotte Observer, Russell Hinson, 56, shot 16-year-old Felicia Houston through the chest with a razor-tipped arrow as she walked down the sidewalk with her two cousins.

Hinson was convicted in 1993 and was sentenced to life in prison after an all-white jury was deadlocked on whether he should get the death penalty. On Tuesday the state Department of Public Safety denied Hinson’s parole.

Read more at the Charlotte Observer

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