ATLANTA — The State Board of Pardons and Paroles recently denied parole for Terry Bacon.
Bacon, 36, was convicted in 1992 in Effingham County Superior Court for the murder of James Pickett. This was the second time the parole board denied Bacon parole.
On June 28, 1991, Bacon beat Pickett and placed him in the trunk of a car. He then drove Pickett to Old Augusta Road, beat him again and set him on fire.
A crime scene investigation revealed that Pickett attempted to run after he was set on fire, but Bacon chased him and beat him to death.
“The Parole Board will not grant Bacon parole at this consideration,” stated Parole Board Chairman Garland R. Hunt.
“It was a vicious, depraved murder.”
Bacon will not be reconsidered for parole until July 2015.
Georgia statute requires that all inmates serving life sentences be considered for parole at specified intervals.
Consideration, however, in no way implies that parole will be granted. There are approximately 6,000 inmates serving life sentences in Georgia’s prison. Approximately 50 percent of those cases have been reviewed by the Parole Board and denied parole at least one time.
For more information on the Parole Board, please visit the Web site at www.pap.state.ga.us.