By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles denied last week parole for two men who were convicted in Escambia County Circuit Court.
The denials — for Wallace K. Booker and Kelly Edward Duncan — came during hearings held by the board on June 17.
Booker, who is housed at Fountain Correctional Facility, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in Mobile County in 1985 on charges of murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree arson.
He was arrested and charged with first-degree promotion of prison contraband at Fountain in 1996 and was eventually paroled. In 2011, while on parole, he was convicted of second-degree assault in Elmore County and sentenced to serve seven years, two months.
He has served a total of 34 years and 11 months behind bars. Without a pardon or parole, he will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Duncan, who is housed at Bibb County Correctional Facility, is serving a 10-year sentence for a 2019 SORNA violation in Baldwin County, while he was on parole from an Escambia County conviction.
He was sentenced here to serve 10 years on second-degree and third-degree burglary charges. He has been in prison for nine years, 11 months and three weeks. His minimum release date, without pardon or parole, is October 30, 2021.
Three others with Escambia County convictions — Scotty Dewayne Watson, Tommy Goins and Terrez McKenzie — will be considered for parole next week.