Board skeptical of paroling convicted killer

Members grill Doucette on ’87 fatal shooting

Members of the Massachusetts Parole Board voiced grave reservations Tuesday about granting parole again for convicted murderer Charles W. “Chuckie’’ Doucette Jr., even though he was found not guilty of the domestic abuse charges that led to his arrest last year. Board members said Doucette made contradictory statements about the 1987 fatal shooting that landed him in prison in the first place.

Josh Wall, the board’s chairman, also said that Doucette had been sentenced to seven life sentences for the 1987 shooting and additional crimes, including two 1991 home invasions, and questioned whether Doucette had been punished sufficiently.

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