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Parole rejected for man convicted in killing, dismemberment

January 10, 2019

The Indiana Parole Board has again rejected parole for an Indiana man who was convicted in a woman's 1986 killing and dismemberment.

The (Bloomington) Herald-Times reported the board last week voted unanimously to deny 63-year-old Robert E. Lee's parole request. He appeared by video from the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City and thanked the board after its decision.

Lee was convicted of murder in 1987 and sentenced to 60 years in prison in the killing and dismemberment of Ellen Marks, a reclusive former Indiana University graduate student who lived in a shack.

He was granted parole in 2012 after serving 25 years, but he was returned to prison two months later after violating his parole by getting into a car and riding with a woman in South Bend, where he was living.

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