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Man sentenced to life in prison for 1992 murder of gay sailor recommended for parole

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A former U.S. Navy sailor sentenced to life in prison for the 1992 anti-gay murder of fellow U.S. Navy sailor Allen Schindler while the two were stationed in Japan received a recommendation for parole at a February 17 hearing, according to Schindler's sister who attended the meeting.Members of Schindler's family, who expressed strong opposition to approving parole for former Navy Airman Apprentice Terry M.

Helvey, are calling on the LGBTQ community and others to send email messages and letters opposing parole for Helvey to an official with the U.S.

Parole Commission, which is an arm of the U.S. Department of Justice.Kathy Eickhoff, Schindler's sister, told the Washington Blade that a parole examiner issued the recommendation that Helvey be approved for parole at the Zoom hearing after listening to testimony by Helvey and his sister.

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