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Bounds to get another chance for parole in October
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Just a year after being denied parole and ordered to continue serving his life sentence, convicted murderer J.B. Bounds will have another shot at freedom following 30 years in prison.Bounds, now 64 and serving his time at Southeastern State Regional Correctional Facility in Pikeville, will get to go before the parole board in October to again ask for early release.Bounds has been incarcerated since February 1981 for the shooting which occurred at Odyssey Game Room in Smithville. The shooting left 27-year-old Sherman Wright dead from a single 357 Magnum gunshot wound to the head in a case prosecutors called cold blooded murder, but Bounds still insists was self-defense.During his recent parole hearing, parole board members went over the facts, noting the shooting was over a $2,800 gambling debt Wright reportedly owed Bounds. Witnesses said Bounds asked Wright to step outside the game room and moments later a shot was heard.