The Board of Pardons and Paroles has rejected the application of one of the people jailed for the murder of Maryann Measles in New Milford. June Bates Seger was seeking early release from her 30-year prison term.
The Republican American reports that the two hour hearing was held via conference call and the three board members were unanimous in their objections.
13-year-old Maryann Measles was kidnapped, raped, strangled, and drowned 1997. 8 participants were arrested, including Seger, who was 17 at the time and accused of running after Measles when she broke free and bringing her back.
According to the published report, the State's Attorney told the Board that either by manipulation or a convenient ability to black out certain memories, Seger remains an “extraordinary danger” to the community.
Seger has been held at York Correctional Facility since her sentencing in 2006. The mother of three reportedly told the Board that she has undergone mental health rehabilitation, obtained job training and had planned to either live in a halfway house or with her mother in Torrington.
Cindi Measles, Maryann's mother, said she nearly suffer a panic attack in her Torrington home as she addressed the Board.