Parole hearing scheduled for woman convicted in 1986 murder

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A family once again, pleads for a woman involved in their son’s death to be kept behind bars.

Karen Brown, one of the three people convicted of the 1986 murder of Michael Turpin, 22, in Lexington, will face a state parole board Tuesday.

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In 1986, Elizabeth Turpin and her two co-workers and friends, Karen Brown and Keith Bouchard were arrested for the violent stabbing death of Michael Turpin. His body was discovered at Lakeside Golf Course. A jury decided that his wife, Elizabeth, and her then-lover Brown spent six months plotting Michael’s murder before committing it, and hiring Keith Bouchard to kill him for $60,000 in insurance .

Turpin’s family spoke before a board Monday, urging Brown to stay behind bars.

“Because I’m sure Karen Brown has reformed that she should be back in society. That she should have her life like everyone else in America has. Well in our opinion, she does not deserve that. We do not have Mike, we do not have him in our life right now,” says a family member of Michael Turpin.