Man convicted of stabbing teacher 27 times denied parole

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - Convicted killer Perry Deveaux lost another bid for parole Wednesday.

Deveaux, 54, is in prison for murdering a 23-year-old Mt. Pleasant teacher in 1975. On Wednesday, a parole board rejected Deveaux's bid for parole.

He was sentenced to life in prison in 1982 for killing Kathy Buckheister Sanderlin and is being housed at Lieber Correctional Institute.

Authorities say Deveaux pulled Sanderlin off a horse she was riding in a rural area off Rifle Range Road in Mt. Pleasant. He brutally stabbed her, first cutting her her vocal cords and then inflicting 27 stab wounds.

Deveaux first became eligible for parole in 1990. In previous attempts, Sanderlin's family gathered over 50,000 signatures requesting his parole be denied.

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