Man guilty in 1975 cop killing to be considered for parole

For the sixth time in 10 years, a man convicted in the 1975 murder of a Nassau County police officer will be considered for parole.

Officer Matthew Giglio was shot in the stomach while responding to a burglary in progress at a clothing store in West Hempstead on Oct. 7, 1975. Giglio died from his injuries two months later.

John MacKenzie, now 63 years old, was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting. MacKenzie says he's deeply remorseful. He claims he has a spotless record in prison and has earned a college degree while serving time.

Next week, a parole board will consider MacKenzie's release.

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