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Parole denied for man convicted of killing Winona County Sheriff's Deputy

STILLWATER, Minn. (WXOW) -- The man convicted of shooting and killing a Winona County Sheriff's Deputy 34-years-ago was denied parole on Monday.

John Kirch, 67, went before the Minnesota Department of Corrections parole board seeking release from prison.

Kirch was convicted of killing Winona County Sheriff's Deputy John Schneider in 1981. At his sentencing, Kirch received a life sentence.  He's served 34 years but is now up for parole.

Monday was Kirch's second attempt at parole. His first attempt was denied in 2004.

According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, the sentence for Kirch was "continued" in prison and his next hearing will be in three years.

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