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Convicted murderer up for parole in Pitt County

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A man convicted of first-degree murder in 1993 and given a life sentence is being considered for parole.

The N.C. Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission is investigating the case of Pitt County resident Ricky Huggins for parole via the Mutual Agreement Parole Program (MAPP). Huggins is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, 20 years for assault with a firearm or other deadly weapon upon governmental officers. or employees, company police officers, or campus police officers and two years for breaking and entering.

The commission will gather information for individuals supporting and opposing the parole and will then make a determination.

The state's current sentencing law, Structured Sentencing, has done away with parole for crimes committed on or after Oct. 1, 1994. However, the commission continues the parole process for offenders who were sentenced under previous sentencing guidelines.

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