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Letcher County woman gets parole hearing in husband's 1991 death

MAYKING, Ky. (AP) - An Eastern Kentucky woman serving life in prison for the 1991 slaying of her husband will get a chance to argue for her freedom in February.

The Mountain Eagle reported (http://bit.ly/1d5W0ow ) that the Kentucky Board of Probation and Parole will hear from 73-year-old Rebecca Kincer in February.

A judge sentenced Kincer to life in prison for the May 1, 1991 shooting of 67-year-old Vernal L. Kincer at the couple's home in Mayking.

Police say Rebecca Kincer used a 16-gauge shotgun to shoot her husband as he lay on a mattress in couple's home.

Kincer's last parole hearing occurred April 2, 2004, after which action was deferred for an additional 120 months.

Kincer is being held in the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Fredonia

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