State parole board to hear about 500 requests for release

Monday, November 14th 2005, 10:03 am
By: News On 6

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- The state Pardon and Parole Board will consider about 500 requests for early release from inmates when it meets this week in McAlester.

Among those requesting parole is convicted killer Daniel Gilmore. Gilmore is serving 30 years for killing his best friend in Pontotoc County in 2000. He says the shooting was an accident, but tried to hide the body before calling police.

Others asking for parole include Jeffery Cole who's serving 75 years for robbing an Oklahoma City convenience store after he escaped from the state penitentiary. And Elizabeth Brothers of Tulsa who was sentenced to five years in prison for hitting her husband in the head with a vase.

Prosecutors say Brothers hit her husband after he received a phone call from another woman, Brothers says she hit him because he was trying to stop her from buying cocaine.