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PARDONS BOARD DENIES PAROLE TO S.L. MAN CONVICTED IN SLAYING

The Utah State Board of Pardons denied parole Friday to a man serving 20 years for the shooting death of another man outside a Salt Lake restaurant last year.

Mark Deron Harrison, 20, was given an October 1994 date to appear before the board for another parole hearing.Following a jury-trial conviction, Harrison was sentenced in September to 1-15 years for second degree criminal homicide and an additional 5 years for third degree weapons violation.

Harrison is also serving a concurrent 5 years for 3rd degree child abuse.

The homicide and weapons charges stem from Harrison shooting Grant Glover of California in the right eye with a .25-caliber automatic handgun after the two men engaged in a shoving match and verbal confrontation a year ago April.

During trial, Harrison claimed he killed Glover in self defense, although witnesses said Glover was unarmed.