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Ft. Wright Killer Denied Parole

The Kentucky Parole Board denied parole to Carlos Faulkner, who killed a Ft. Wright woman in her home twenty-five years ago.

Faulkner appeared before the parole board last week and the board made its decision known Monday.

At the time of Faulkner's conviction there was no law in Kentucky that would result in a criminal being sentenced to life without parole. A new law, named for Lesley Briede, the 26-year old woman killed by Faulkner, changed that.

Briede was beaten with a barbell and stabbed thirty-nine times.

Faulkner had blamed his drug use for his actions.

On Monday, he learned that he will spend the rest of his days behind bars.

Faulkner was the subject of many letters and public posts from local leaders, particularly in Ft. Wright.

-Staff report