A former Worcester man who killed the police chief of Paxton in 1994 is seeking parole.
Jamie Richards was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of Paxton Police Chief Robert Mortell.
His initial parole hearing is scheduled for Thursday, and Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early strongly opposes his release.
Mortell was tracking Richards and two other burglary and carjacking suspects in the woods when he was shot.
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