St. Louis cop killer eligible for parole

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- St. Louis Police officer Johnnie Corbin was murdered in 1985 over a $4 parking ticket.   The Missouri Department of Corrections confirms the killer, Willie Taylor, will have a parole hearing later this month.

"I don`t think that this savage murderer has paid his debt to society," said Jeff Roorda, St. Louis Police Officers Association Business Manager.  "I think he ought to stay behind bars for the rest of his life."

Corbin wrote a ticket on Taylor`s car for parking in a street sweeping area.  A few minutes later, Taylor drove his car at a high rate of speed and crashed into Corbin`s three-wheeled police motorcycle.  Corbin was thrown from his vehicle.  Taylor got out of his car and started kicking the dying officer in the middle of the street.

"When you take a person`s life, you owe a debt to society," said Roorda.   "When you take a police officer`s life, I think that debt is even greater."

Roorda said officers are sending letters to the prole board asking parole be denied.  They are sending those letters to this address:

Board of Probation and Parole
3400 Knipp Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109

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