An Anchorage family is calling it a huge relief to learn that a man convicted of killing three of their family members will not be getting out of prison any time soon.

On Thursday, a parole board denied parole for 52-year-old Cordell Boyd, who is serving a 99-year sentence at the Goose Creek Correctional Center for murder.

Boyd was 19-years-old in 1985 when he and his girlfriend, 14-year-old Winona Fletcher forced their way into a Russian Jack home intending to rob the people inside. But, the robbery turned into a triple murder. Before it was over, 67-year-old Tom Faccio, 70-year-old Ann Faccio and 76-year-old Emilia Elliot would all be shot dead.

Emilia Elliot

The parole board didn't release a specific reason for denying parole, but Megan Edge, a spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections, said the seriousness of the crime and its impact on the community were taken into account. Edge said Boyd was up for discretionary parole because he has now served one-third of his sentence. She said he can try again for parole in 10 years.

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