North Carolina officials have denied parole for a former Ku Klux Klan leader convicted of using a crossbow and a razor-tipped arrow to kill a black teenager three days after Christmas in 1992.

The Charlotte Observer reports ( the N.C. Parole Commission denied parole for 56-year-old Russell Hinson, who was convicted in 1993 of killing 16-year-old Felicia Houston. Department of Public Safety spokesman Keith Acree said Tuesday that the commission made its decision last week and Hinson had been notified why parole was denied.

Court records show Houston was walking down the sidewalk at a Monroe apartment complex with two cousins when she was shot through the chest.

An all-white jury deadlocked over whether Hinson should get the death penalty, and he was sentenced to life in prison.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer,