2 Kansas inmates denied parole

Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – The Kansas Prisoner Review Board has denied parole to two men serving prison sentences for murders in Topeka.

The parole board has denied parole for Jerome Edwards and Ramon Noriega Jr.

Jeremy Barclay, spokesman for the Kansas Department of Corrections, said Wednesday the board will next consider parole for Edwards in September 2015 and for Noriega in March 2017.

Edwards is a Lansing Correctional Facility inmate serving time for crimes linked to the 1996 slaying of Donald Smart who was fatally shot while being robbed. Noriega is an El Dorado Correctional Facility inmate convicted of murder in the 1995 slaying of Sidney Robinson.

Barclay says they were denied parole for various reasons, including the serious nature of their crimes.

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