SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP-AP) - A man convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two Springfield police officers in 1985 is getting out of prison.
The state Parole Board has granted parole to 50-year-old Juan Ortiz.
His brother, Eduardo Ortiz., shot Officers Alain Beauregard and Michael Schiavina during a routine traffic stop on Stebbins Street. The officers were both in their late 20s.
Juan Ortiz was with his brother that night. He will now spend 18 months at a low-security facility before being freed.
After his release, he will be allowed to move to Chicago, where he has family.
Ortiz's lawyer says that his client wants to contribute to society.
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