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Man Convicted Of Killing Family, Holding Class Hostage Denied Parole

Posted at 12:10 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 12:10:35-04

UNION, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Boone County man who pleaded guilty by reason of insanity to murdering his family and holding classmates hostage nearly 25 years ago, has been denied parole.

After a hearing last week before two members of the board, Clay Shrout’s case went to the full parole board for review .

Shrout admits shooting and killing his family inside of their home in Florence back in May of 1994. Then he went to Ryle High School and held a class hostage.

As a part of a plea deal, Shrout was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Shrout will not be back up for parole for 10 years.