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(LEX 18) Twenty-five years have passed since Stephanie Spitser murdered 10-year-old Scotty Baker. Scotty's family has been reliving what happened during Spitser's parole hearings. 

"I can't imagine her breathing free air," said Scotty's mother, Ruth Rose.

Stephanie Spitser kidnapped and brutally murdered the child. She was married to Scotty's father at the time.

"I'm still in the same place. I'm still as angry as I was then," Rose said.

Rose tells LEX 18 that her other children still have nightmares. 

"And having to relive it for parole hearings, just brings it all back. It's not easy. We don't want to keep doing this," Rose said,

Rose and her family had already gone through the trial of Suzanne Baker, a woman also involved in Scotty's murder. Police say that Baker picked up Scotty from school disguised ina wig. She said she talked with her family and they agreed that they did not want to go through the trial of Spitser.

Instead of a trial, Spitser pleaded guilty to murder in 1994. She was given a life sentence with a chance at parole after 25 years. It was a decision Rose made for her daughters, but says she now regrets. 

"I wish I'd pushed forward," Rose told LEX 18. "I could have been strong enough to go ahead and have the trial and went for the death penalty because that's what should have happened."

Rose told the parole board on Monday why Spitser should never leave prison. She tells LEX 18 that her feelings have not changed and she still feels the same way she did in 1992.

"I don't even know what I would say to her. If I had the opportunity to be in the same room as her, I'd probably try to kill her. And I've never made a secret of that," she said. 

Spitser will appear in front of the parole board Wednesday.

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