Wilson's parole hearing is set for today

Convicted of killing mother, stepfather and fled with a hit list to kill

Harris P. Wilson, who was convicted of three counts of capital murder for the April, 1991 shotgun slayings of his mother and stepfather is scheduled to appear before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole today (Thursday, June 23) with hopes of being released from prison.

Escambia County District Attorney Steve Billy said he sent a letter to the parole board voicing his opposition to Wilson’s release saying if anyone needs to stay in prison it was Wilson.

Following the slayings, Wilson, who was 16 at the time, left after stealing Knotts’ work truck and headed to Arkansas with a ‘hit...