Mark A. Smith Denied Paroleon September 26, 2011 in Serial Killers by Brian Combs
Mark A. Smith, 62, was imprisoned for the murders of three Illinois women in 1970. On Thursday, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board denied his parole.
It was the 12th such denial. He will be eligible for another hearing in 2014.
He was sentenced to 200 years for two of the murders, 100 years for the third, and 18 years for an escape attempt in 1977. As a result, he’ll be eligible for release by March 13, 2221, at the latest.
Of course, if he’s released from prison in Illinois, he will be transferred to Arkansas, where another life sentence awaits him.
His victims in Illinois were Irene Bianchi, Jean Ann Lingenfleter, and Janice Bolyard. He also raped and murdered Obie Fay Ash of Cotter, Arkansas.
Smith reportedly admitting to killing other women while he was stationed in Germany for military duty.