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J.B. Bounds officially denied parole
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Convicted murderer J.B. Bounds will serve at least two more years in prison after the state parole board voted to deny him early release after 30 years behind bars.Citing the seriousness of the crime, hearing officer Yusuf Hakeem had told Bounds, 64, following the parole hearing Oct. 20 he would suggest the entire board deny Bound’s request for parole. Three additional members have since concurred with Hakeem’s opinion, giving the four total votes needed to deny Bound’s request.Bounds has been in prison since 1981 for the fatal shooting of Sherman Wright outside Odyssey Game Room in Smithville. The shooting was brought about over a $2,800 gambling debt Wright reportedly owed Bounds.