(FOXNEWS) — A convicted cop killer who gunned down two police officers on patrol in New York City in 1971 is demanding parole, citing playing the flute as evidence he’s a changed man.
Herman Bell, a Black Panther in 1971 when he ambushed NYPD officers Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones as they were on foot patrol in Harlem, has repeatedly been denied parole.
Now, Bell has filed legal papers in Manhattan to appeal the Parole Board’s decision to deny his freedom.
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“He should never, ever get out of prison,” Diane Piagentini, the widow of Officer Joseph Piagentini, told “Fox & Friends” Sunday of Bell, who has served 42 years in prison.