Parole denied for man who killed Harrodsburg cop


MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The parole board has denied parole for John Paul Works.

The Kentucky Department of Corrections says he is not eligible for parole again for ten years.

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Works killed a Harrodsburg Police Officer in 1998 and is serving life in prison.

Here is the original story from ABC 36:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A parole decision for the killer of a police officer in Kentucky has been postponed.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that 42-year-old John Paul Works was interviewed Tuesday by a two-member panel of the state Parole Board. He’s serving life in prison for the 1998 shooting death of Harrodsburg police officer 45-year-old Regina Nickles.

Board members Caroline Mudd and Lee VanHoose announced that the full nine-member board will decide what should happen with Works on Aug. 20.

Nickles was the Harrodsburg department’s first female police officer, and the first female officer in Kentucky killed in the line of duty. She was looking for a prowler in 1998 when Works rose up and fatally shot her. Works says he panicked and is truly “remorseful” for killing her.