The parole hearing for Samuel Galbraith took place this morning and was live-streamed on YouTube.
Galbraith made his case stating that he was sorry for the pain he caused the family of Karen Eads Hill in 1988. During his years in prison he took all the improvement classes offered and worked in multiple jobs – starting in maintenance and moving all the way to the position of inmate counsel and working for the prison magazine. During this time he only had two write-ups with the last one occurring in 2008. Family members, including his father, spoke on Galbraith's behalf, pleading for him to come home.
Karen Eads Hill had her mother and husband speak, as well as former District Attorney Asa Skinner and Detective Price from the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office – all of them recounting the crime and the pain the family endured. The crime was called premeditated and Galbraith was labeled a "master of deception" and a "sociopathic narcissist" by Detective Price.
In a 2-1 vote the Parole Board rendered a decision to deny parole to Samuel Galbraith at this time.