Convicted killer's release rescinded, new parole hearing in May

Howard Marnell

The New York State Parole Board is rescinding the release of the man convicted of killing Sandra Olrich of Jamesville. The New York State Department of Corrections confirms Howard Marnell will not be released on April 16 as previously scheduled. Olrich's family reached out to to CNYCentral a few weeks ago, hoping to reverse the Parole Board's decision.

Howard Marnell murdered his sister-in-law in 1982. He was denied parole eight times, but in March was granted release. He was supposed to be released on April 16, but the Parole Board is now putting that on hold until Marnell's case can be reviewed.

The Parole Board is asking for people to submit new statements, saying it wasn't given all the other previous statements when it first agreed to Marnell's release.

There will be a new hearing in May.

Olrich's family is traveling to Albany on Wednesday to try to prevent Marnell from being released. They were

outraged at hearing Marnell was to be released

, saying he is a great danger to women and society.