Robin Murphy confessed to role in Fall River's cult murders. Here's why she got parole

FALL RIVER — The Massachusetts Parole Board has granted so-called satanic cult” murderer Robin Murphy release from prison just nine weeks after the 61-year-old Fall River woman made her case to be free once again related to the triple murders that occurred in 1979 and 1980. 


State Rep. Alan Silvia, who was one of the lead Fall River police detectives in the case against Murphy and two other co-defendants back then, said he was contacted late Tuesday morning by the parole board and notified of their decision. 


Silvia, who has attended several parole hearings for Murphy including the most recent on March 5 where he spoke against releasing Murphy, indicated that he was shocked by the parole board’s decision.


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