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Bounds may be released
Parole hearing set for Oct. 20
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Gerald Wayne (J.B.) Bounds, convicted murderer of Sherman Wright, is scheduled for his fourth, and possibly final, parole hearing, the morning of Oct. 20.Bounds, who is serving a life sentence in the 1981 fatal shooting of 27-year-old Sherman Wright, appeared before Yusuf Hakeem and Charles Taylor, two members of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, via teleconference last fall, only to be denied.At the Oct, 2010 hearing, Hakeem and Taylor said they would recommend to fellow board members that Bounds be denied parole for at least two years, due to the seriousness of the offense. However, in a final decision, the state board decided to review Bounds’ case again in a year. They also requested that Bounds undergo a psychological evaluation prior to the 2011 hearing.