New York

Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 1981 file photo, Judith Clark is taken into police custody in Nanuet, N.Y. On Friday, April 21, 2017, New York's Parole Board has denied Clark parole. The former Weather Underground radical drove a getaway car in the1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three people dead. She has served 35 years of a 75-years-to-life sentence. (AP Photo/David Handschuh, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 1981 file photo, Judith Clark is taken into police custody in Nanuet, N.Y. On Friday, April 21, 2017, New York's Parole Board has denied Clark parole. The former Weather Underground radical drove a getaway car in the1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three people dead. She has served 35 years of a 75-years-to-life sentence. (AP Photo/David Handschuh, File)  (The Associated Press)

New York's Parole Board has denied the release of a former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three people dead.

Judith Clark has served 35 years of a 75-years-to-life sentence for the suburban New York heist, which led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted Clark's sentence in December to make her eligible for parole. Nearly 10,000 people signed a petition opposing release. Opponents were led by four Republican state senators who said the 67-year-old woman should stay in prison.

Clark's lawyer Steve Zeidman said Friday the decision ignores her record of achievement and transformation behind bars.

He said more than 1,000 people have written letters calling for Clark's release.