OSWEGO, NY – In 2009, Alan Jones was convicted of Depraved Indifference Murder after a jury trial for causing the death of Erin Maxwell on August 29, 2008.
Jones’ murder conviction was subsequently reversed and reduced to Manslaughter 2nd by the appellate court and he was re-sentenced to a prison term of 5 to 15 years.
“Thankfully, the parole board has consistently denied his application for release and he remains in state prison,” Oswego County DA Greg Oakes said. ” However, he will be appearing before the parole board again in June.”
The DA wrote a letter arguing against his release and mailed to the parole board today (April 18). He also spoke to an official at DOCCS who said that members of the public may also send letters expressing their position, although any such letters should be received by June 13.
Erin’s death deeply affected the community and Oakes asks that people are aware of the upcoming parole hearing so that they can express their views.
“I am strongly encouraging anyone who opposes Alan Jones’s release to let the parole board know,” he said. “Any letter should be sent to the same address on my letter and should also reference his prison ID number, DIN 09B3636.”