Man Convicted Of Killing, Dismembering Boy Up For Parole In July

Screen Shot 2013-04-25 at 6.00.52 AM(AP) – Kansas officials are considering parole for a 51-year-old man convicted of killing a 9-year-old boy and dismembering the body.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Kansas Prisoner Review Board is considering parole for John William, who becomes eligible in July.

He was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in Douglas County of first-degree murder of 9-year-old Richard Settlemyre, whose torso was found in the Kansas River in July 1988. The boy’s head, hands, feet and other parts of his body had been cut off.

The board plans to meet in June with William, who’s in maximum security at the El Dorado Correctional Facility. The board denied William parole in 2003, citing disciplinary problems in prison.

  • Fact

    why would you even consider parole?

  • Lo

    I forgot that life in prison meant not life in prison.

  • wow

    You bet your butt if the little boy was one of the parole officers kids that are considering letting him go, they would not even think a second on this one.
    Look at this monsters picture, look at what he did. You all can’t be serious I mean this is a news joke right?

  • passin threw

    all it says is he is up for a parole review. i seriously doubt anyone is actually considering it so you can all relax and breathe

  • Uncle Thomas

    Only a legal right…yep they need to have the hearing so they can deny. From maximum to paroled…dont think so.