TALLMADGE — Three men convicted in the 1990 murder of Tallmadge businessman William Simcox have had to wait a bit to find out of they will be released from prison anytime soon.
Kelly L. Parsons, 46, Daniel J. Burns, 47, and Ted M. Patterson, 49, all went before the Ohio Parole Board Aug. 18, but according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, a decision had not yet been made as of Tuesday as to whether any of the men will be released. Such decisions can take as long as three months, according to the department.
Parsons is currently incarcerated in the North Central Correctional Institution in Marion County and Burns is in the London Correctional Institution in Madison County. Both men were convicted of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery and sentenced to life in prison.
Patterson is incarcerated in the Belmont Correctional Institution in Belmont County. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery and sentenced to 50 years in prison.
According to court records and newspaper articles, the 59-year-old Simcox was stabbed 16 times in his Tallmadge home and robbed of $30,000 in February 1990. Simcox started Simcox Grinding and Steel Co. in the 1960s and it was on Tacoma Avenue at the time of his death. The firm is now in Brimfield.
The three men were previously denied parole in 2011.
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