Parole revoked for man convicted in double murder

Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Parole has been revoked for one of two men convicted in the 1980 Topeka killings of a Kansas woman and her young son.

Kansas Department of Corrections spokesman Adam Pfannenstiel said Tuesday that the Kansas Prisoner Review Board revoked Tony Hobbs’ parole after concluding he violated its conditions when he possessed and tested positive for methamphetamines. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Hobbs wasn’t charged with any new law violations.

Hobbs was convicted of first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the strangulation and stabbing death of 28-year-old Karen Crook and the drowning death of her 4-year-old son, Brandon Cook. Hobbs told police he used a pillow to try to smother Crook’s 7-year-old son, but the boy survived.

Board members have decided not to consider parole for Hobbs until March 2017.

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