Stillwater woman convicted of killing parents up for parole

STILLWATER — A Stillwater woman convicted of fatally stabbing her parents 24 years ago is up for parole.

Francine Stepp was sentenced to life in prison for the 1988 deaths of Mark and Delores Stepp. She was 18 at the time.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 13, 2012
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STILLWATER — A Stillwater woman convicted of fatally stabbing her parents 24 years ago is up for parole.

Francine Stepp was sentenced to life in prison for the 1988 deaths of Mark and Delores Stepp. She was 18 at the time.

A local newspaper reports that Stepp is up for a review when the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board meets next week in Oklahoma City.

The board's director, Terry Jenks, says Stepp will not appear in person before the board. She is up for a jacket review, meaning the board will review her case and determine whether she should come before the board next month for a full review.

Stepp has been denied parole three times — in 2003, 2006 and 2009. State law calls for parole consideration every three years.

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