SC man paroled after 35 years in officer's death

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A man who spent 35 years in prison for killing a South Carolina police officer and his father has been paroled and released.

Multiple media outlets reported Charles Wakefield was released by the state parole board after members reviewed a psychological report.

Wakefield was convicted in 1975 of killing Greenville County deputy Frank Looper and his father, Rufus.

Members of the Looper family supported giving Wakefield parole and Wakefield always maintained his innocence.

Department of Pardon and Parole Services spokesman Pete O'Boyle says Wakefield is going to live and work at a religious school in Aiken.

A key witness against Wakefield recanted his testimony during a 2005 parole hearing.

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