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Brian Britton granted parole after killing his Poughkeepsie family

Xavier Roger

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A New York man who has spent 33 years in prison for killing his parents and brother and injuring his sister is slated for release at the earliest on April 10, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Brian Britton, now 50, was 16 when he shot and killed his father Dennis, his mother Marlene, and brother Jason, and shot his sister, Sherry Shafer, who was 18 at the time, on March 22, 1989, in their town of Poughkeepsie home.

Britton was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Brian Britton was 16 when he shot and killed his father Dennis, his mother Marlene, and brother Jason on March 22, 1989, in their Poughkeepsie, N.Y. home. Britton was granted parole in 2023.

Britton appeared before the parole board on March 6 and he will be released upon finishing his community preparation, which could be on, or after, April 10, a state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision statement said.

By law, the board also considers recommendations from the district attorney, sentencing court and the defense lawyer.

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