Now 41, man who killed 4-year-old at age 13 granted parole

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A forty one year old man who was thirteen when he killed his four year old neighbor with a rock in western New York has been granted parole Eric Smith had made ten appearances before the parole board and was always turned down this last time his eleventh was earlier in the month and the department of corrections says he was granted release getting out as early as November seventeenth Smith was convicted of murder for Loring Derrick Robie into the woods and striking the four year old head with a rock in nineteen ninety three Robie's parents always opposed his killer's release but would not comment to the media on the latest decision the case garnered national attention because of the ages of the boys there was also a widely seen photo of a red headed Smith in court wearing a Bugs Bunny sweatshirt Julie

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