Man convicted for police officer's death to ask for parole today

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ELLIOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) The man convicted four years ago for killing a Lexington police officer with his car, then driving away from the scene, will appear before a parole board via video-conference today to ask to be released from prison, four years into a 20 year sentence.

Glenn Donaghy was charged with second-degree Manslaughter after killing Officer Brian Durman in a hit-and-run.

Through a video-conference with the parole board in Frankfort from the Big Sandy Correctional Center in Elliott County, Donaghy will ask to be paroled.

Durman's widow Brandy successfully lobbied to change the law that allows Donaghy to appeal for parole after four years. The new law says that anyone convicted of manslaughter in the death of a police officer or firefighter has to serve 85% of their sentence before being eligible for parole.

We are following the case and will bring you updates as soon as the board reaches a decision.

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