Man Convicted In 1974 UAH Murder Denied Parole Again
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man who murdered a Huntsville student and raped her roommate nearly 40 years ago will stay behind bars.
Tuesday, Jacinto Rodriguez was denied parole for the 13th time.
He was convicted of killing 18-year-old Kelly Zettle, a freshman music student at the University of Alabama-Huntsville in 1974. He also raped and nearly killed Bobbi Ann Ostrander.
Our news partners, The Huntsville Times/al.com report the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles took about 60 seconds to deny Rodriguez’ request for freedom.
The 75-year-old will have to serve another five years in prison before he comes up for parole again.