FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Parole Board says a woman convicted of kidnapping and killing her stepson nearly 25 years ago must serve out her life sentence.

Stephanie Spitser was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years in the 1992 slaying of her 10-year-old stepson, Scotty Baker. Media reported on Monday that officials denied parole for Spitser.

Scotty Baker was kidnapped from his school in Clay County and strangled before his body was set ablaze. The boy’s father, Donnie Baker, has said Spitser was jealous of the child.

Spitser told members of the parole board last week she didn’t deserve to be released, but that she didn’t intend to kill Baker.

Baker’s mother, Ruth Rose, and other family members urged the board to order Spitser to serve out her sentence.

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