The Kansas Parole Board has denied parole requests from two men who were convicted in unrelated Douglas County murder cases.
Parole board members passed over LV Luarks Jr. for parole until June 1997. Luarks was convicted in 1981 of second-degree murder in the death of Terry L. Brown, Topeka. Luarks is serving 15 years to life in the Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
Testimony indicated Brown was shot to death in retaliation for the alleged burglary of the Topeka home of Gwyndolyn McNair. McNair was convicted of first-degree murder in Brown's death.
The board also denied parole to Don H. Long. Long is serving a life sentence in Lansing Correctional Facility for the November 1974 shooting death of Todd Storbeck during a robbery at a local bar. After killing Storbeck, Long took four hostages and stole a car. The hostages later were released.
In April 1975, Long pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, five counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of kidnapping, one count of aggravated sodomy and one count of possessing a handgun within five years of a previous felony conviction.
Long's next parole hearing is set for March 1996.