Victim’s son forgives killer but parole denied


ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Parole has been denied for a man convicted in a York County killing 27 years ago although the victim’s son has forgiven the man.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports (http://bit.ly/28VMlGm ) that 68-year-old Roy Lee Buff of Charlotte, North Carolina, was denied parole for the third time in six years Wednesday.

Buff is serving time for the 1989 shooting death of Gene Eddy Evans Sr. at a Fort Mill bar.

The newspaper reports Evans’ son, Eddy, has forgiven Buff saying he has served enough time and needs to get out of prison and be with his family before he dies. But several other members of Evans’ family, as well as another victim injured in the shooting, opposed parole.

Buff will be eligible for another parole hearing in two years.

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