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East Union grads killer denied parole
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Good news from Doris Morgan.

Parole was denied to William Walter Nichols  —  the  man who killed her son Michael McDonald on Sept. 13, 1983 along with Nichols’ ex-girlfriend. He was denied parole this week.

“The commissioner was a tough one and told us right off that he follows the law and not emotions,” Morgan said in an email. “Nichols has met all the requirements to be released but the commissioners found him to still be a threat to society and he was given another three years before he comes up for parole again.”

 “We (Morgan and her husband Eulys) want to thank all of you wonderful caring people who signed petitions and wrote letters to keep Nichols in prison. We also want to thank the ladies who called  and asked what they could do to help!

 “Also we to thank Mark and Jan Keson, whose support group we attended, for going to the hearing with us to help us get through this trying experience of seeing the murderer of our son face to face.”

McDonald was a 1973 East Union High graduate. He was a member of the East Union FFA and proudly showed both his beef and swine projects at competitions. McDonald was a four-year honor student at East Union High where he graduated in 1973. He also ran track for the Lancers.