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Commonwealth attorney, police department oppose McCafferty parole

Cheryl McCafferty,Source: Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women Cheryl McCafferty,Source: Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women

FORT THOMAS, KY (FOX19) - The Campbell County Commonwealth's Attorney and the Fort Thomas Police Department say they oppose parole for a Fort Thomas woman convicted of killing her husband.

Cheryl McCafferty, 46, will have a parole hearing on Thursday. McCafferty was convicted in March of 2009 of manslaughter when she killed her husband, Bob, in their home.

Commonwealth's Attorney representatives and members of Fort Thomas Police met with Bob McCaffery's family during a victim hearing on Monday. Commonwealth Attorney Michelle Snodgrass and Det. Brad Adams both asked members of the parole board to deny the early release.

McCafferty was sentenced to 18 years in prison, but the court recognized her as a victim of domestic violence, meaning she only has to serve 20 years of her sentence. She also got credit for time served after being arrested in June of 2007 following Bob's death.

"It would be an injustice to the memory of Bob McCafferty to release Cheryl McCafferty at this time," said Snodgrass. "She has not yet been held accountable for her actions. On June 25, 2007, she made the choice to deprive the McCafferty family of a son, a brother, a father and a friend. When you make that choice, the choice to take the life of another person, you must be held accountable."

Defense attorney Keith Gambrel has a different view. He says Cheryl has been a model prisoner.

"Prison is to rehabilitate, to address mental health issues, addiction issues. Cheryl McCafferty doesn't have these issues. She was a victim of domesitic violence and committed a very bad act, and was sent there to be punished," says Gambrel.

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