Parole Possible in 1982 Binghamton Murder Case
Paul Kamide in a downtown Binghamton radio studio on March 24, 2016. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]Thomas Marlowe, who is serving prison time for murder in connection with killings of convenience store clerks in Binghamton and Afton, is hoping to be released soon. The husband of one of his victims wants to make sure that never happens.
The 66-year-old Marlowe was one of two men convicted in the deaths of Christine Kamide and James Wilcox. Kamide was fatally wounded during a robbery while she worked at a Robinson Street store on September 21, 1982. Five days earlier, James Wilcox was shot to death in a heist at the Afton Country Store.
Marlowe and Herman Dennis Neu are both in maximum security prisons in connection with the killings. Authorities said Neu who shot both Kamide and Wilcox, while Marlowe was the getaway driver.
Neu was sentenced to 52 years to life in prison. He's not eligible for parole until 2033. But Marlowe, who was sentenced to 20 years to life, already is eligible for parole. His next hearing is coming up in May.
Paul Kamide, whose 22-year-old wife was shot while she worked at the J&J Stop 'N Shop store, said he'll be at the hearing.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Kamide vowed to continue to fight to "ensure this monster stays in prison."
LISTEN to Paul Kamide discuss his battle and talk about his wife, Christine, here.
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