Friends and family beg to keep Lexington police officer’s killer in prison

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man who ran down and killed a Lexington Police Officer in the line of duty six years ago is up for parole again. Once again, Officer Bryan Durman’s family and friends went before the parole board and pleaded with it to keep the killer in prison.

Officer Durman was hit and killed in 2010. A jury convicted Glenn Doneghy of manslaughter and a judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison. He was denied parole two years ago.

Friends and family begged the parole board not to let Doneghy out of prison.

“He’s a murderer and there’s no doubt in my mind that he will harm or kill someone else if he gets out,” said Brandy Durman, Officer Durman’s widow. “Glenn Doneghy has never accepted responsibility nor shown any remorse for his actions even when he was questioned by the parole board at his last hearing he would not admit any fault.”

Durman will share why he believes he should be granted parole on Tuesday when he goes before the board.

The parole board says he has about six years and nine months left in his original sentence.

In 2013, the General Assembly passed the “Bryan Durman Act” requiring anyone convicted of second-degree manslaughter of a clearly identified police officer or firefighter to serve 85% of a sentence. Because that law was passed after Doneghy was sentenced, it doesn’t apply to him.

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