UNION, Ky. (LEX 18) – A man convicted of killing his entire immediate family and holding his classmates hostage has had his case referred to a full parole board.
Clay Shrout killed his mother, father and two sisters in 1994 when he was 17 years old. He then went to class at Ryle High School and held his classmates hostage. Shrout was found guilty but mentally ill.
Shrout appeared before a two-person parole board Wednesday. He told the board members that he had been molested by his mother and that he had taken drugs, specifically LSD, prior to the killings.
When asked why he deserved parole, Shrout said, “I don’t deserve to live.”
He expressed remorse for the killing of his two sisters.
The two-member board was unable to reach a decision in the case. They will refer the case to the full board, which meets Monday.