You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

CRANSTON, R.I.

R.I. board backs decision on paroling thrill killer

Continue reading below

The Rhode Island Parole Board has affirmed its decision to parole a Woonsocket man who was in prison 13 years for a 1999 thrill killing. The Providence Journal reported that the Parole Board’s administrator, Matthew Degnan, said Alfred A. Brissette Jr. will be eligible for release when an appropriate discharge plan is in place. The board voted Monday. Brissette pleaded no contest in 2004 to murder charge in the killing of Jeanette Descoteaux. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison, to be released in 2034. The board agreed last year to release him early, but his release plan fell through.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.