By PHILLIP RAWLS
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama's parole board is refusing an early release for a former Brighton police officer convicted in the shooting death of the son of a Mississippi legislator.
The three-member board rejected parole Tuesday for Chevis Finley. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for the May 2009 shooting death of Broderick Dixon.
Dixon was a systems engineer for a Birmingham steel company. Dixon's mother is Mississippi state Rep. Deborah Butler Dixon of Jackson.
Finely was convicted of killing Dixon while he was off police duty in metro Birmingham. The slaying happened at an apartment complex in Irondale.
The lawmaker urged the board to deny parole for Finley.
Finley can still win an early release from prison if he continues having a record of good behavior.
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