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Families fight to prevent parole for serial killer

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Infamous serial killer, Elmer Wayne Henley, will soon be up for parole.

Along with Dean Corll and David Brooks, he is responsible for the rape, torture and murder of nearly 30 Houston teenagers back in the 1970's.

Today friends and family of the victims gathered to discuss Elmer's pending parole review.

Family and friends of the victims, forced to relive their pain nearly 40 years after the killing spree ended.

One by one they stood up with pictures of their murdered loved ones and shared their story.

"This gentleman needs to stay in jail for what he did," said one family member.

"They need to never get out of prison, they have ruined so many lives, this beautiful smile is gone forever," said a family member.

"The only thing I have left is this," said another family member.

For Cheryl Charles, it was two and a half years before her older brother, Jimmy Glass, was found.

"It was splashed across the newspaper one morning, it said 17 slain bodies found in boat shed and you can imagine the absolute horror that our family went through," says Charles.  "Jimmy would be 56 years old right now."

Charles still lives with the pain. "Our family has suffered, that monster didn't just kill one family member, he destroyed our whole family. It may be 42 years ago that my brother was taken from us but to this day I'm still hurting, I still want Jimmy back so bad."

Just as their loved ones were tortured and brutally murdered, they want Henley to pay the price and rot behind bars.

Andy Kahan, advocate for the City of Houston  says, "The reality is Elmer Wayne Henley marched young boys to their death, procured them, knowing full well they'd be tortured, sexually abused and ultimately murdered and he bears full responsibility for that, and we think he should remain behind bars for the rest of his life."

Henley is serving 6 life sentences. This is the 20th time he has come up for parole.

Serving just one life sentence, his accomplice David Brooks's parole was denied last year. And the mastermind behind one of the worst mass killings in this country, Dean Corll, was killed back in 1973.

Henley shot him multiple times after the two had an argument.

There is a petition online that you can sign to help keep Elmer Henley behind bars.

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