Parole Granted, Then Rescinded for KK’s Corner Killer after 24 Years Released

Lake Charles, Louisiana – After serving 24 years for the triple homicide at KK’s Corner in 1997, Thomas Cisco was granted parole on February 8, only to have it rescinded the next day.

Cisco was originally sentenced to death for the murder of three individuals, including two store employees and a 14-year-old girl who was dropped off to babysit for the employees’ twin daughters. However, his death sentence was later overturned, and he pleaded guilty to three manslaughter counts in 2010 as part of a plea deal.

The case faced multiple legal controversies, including conflicts of interest with the defense attorney representing Cisco and the state’s leading witness. After multiple legal amendments, Cisco’s charges were reduced to second-degree murder, ultimately resulting in a 90-year prison sentence.

Despite being granted parole, it was later rescinded after it was revealed that Cisco had an unreported infraction of contraband, rendering him ineligible for parole.

The district attorney involved in the case requested a review of Cisco’s disciplinary records, leading to the confirmation of the unreported infraction and the subsequent rescindment of his parole.

The rollercoaster of legal proceedings surrounding Cisco’s case highlights the complexities and challenges of the criminal justice system. Despite the parole board’s initial decision, Cisco’s past infractions ultimately led to the rescindment of his parole, prolonging the legal saga surrounding the tragic events at KK’s Corner in 1997.