Brandon Hein granted parole

Was part of teen fight that killed Jimmy Farris in 1995


FREE NEXT YEAR? —Brandon Hein in a photo from 2009. Courtesy photo

A man imprisoned for 23 years following the murder of a fellow teen in a backyard drug brawl that destroyed lives and rocked a community was granted parole late last month.

Originally sentenced to life without parole at 19 years old, Brandon Hein, now 42, is expected to be released from prison by summer 2020.

Hein and three other boys ranging from 15 to 18 were convicted for the 1995 murder of Jimmy Farris, who was 16 at...

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