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Convicted murderer accused of second murder after being released in Metro-East

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By Sarah Heath By Sarah Heath

(KMOV.com) -- New details have emerged about a convicted murderer charged with killing again.

Scottie Thompson is accused of beating 20-year-old Dakota Jones and dumping his body.

He was convicted of killing someone else back in 1989.

One of the Illinois Prisoner Review board members responsible for letting Thompson out on parole lives in St. Clair County – the same place where Thompson first committed a murder in 1989.

And then, after his release in 2011, it’s where he got violent again.

Documents News 4 obtained, showed Thompson threatened to kill a woman and her son in August of 2012, getting a knife and shoving them into a wall.

He was on parole at the time, but went back to prison for just two months.

“He came right out and he took my child’s life,” said Sharon Roberts, Jones’ mother.

Roberts said the justice system is the reason her son’s dead. His body was dumped in Horseshoe Lake Sunday.

Thompson is now charged with Jones’ murder.

Ken Tupy, legal counsel for the Illinois Prisoner Review Board said the members made the decision to release Thompson based on facts in regards to the violation.

Thompson’s assault charges were just misdemeanors. Tupy said they had to weigh that, saying they can’t second guess themselves or predict the future.

But Roberts said because of the board’s actions, her son doesn’t have a future at all.

 

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