Man who murdered his grandmother denied parole

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 17, 2012

By Shavonne Potts
The state Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission denied parole to a Salisbury man convicted more than 20 years ago of murder.
John Silver Murdock, then 31, was convicted in December 1987 of killing his 96-year-old grandmother, Janie Brown Murdock.
He was sentenced to life in prison.
It was during a parole review that Murdock was denied. According to the commission, he’ll be scheduled for another review in 2015.
Janie Murdock was found a day before her grandson’s 1986 arrest beaten, strangled and partially nude in her home, according to published reports at the time.
See more details in Wednesday’s Post
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.