'Killer poet' Norman Porter denied parole

(MyFoxBoston.com) -- Norman Porter, the so-called "killer poet," was denied parole on Wednesday.

Porter was convicted for his role in  the 1960 murder of John Piggott during an armed robbery, and the 1961 murder of Middlesex County Jail Master David Robinson during a Mother's Day escape.

Porter got two life sentences, but became known as a model inmate.

Eventually, Governor Dukakis commuted the sentence for the Robinson murder. But when efforts to have the Piggott murder conviction commuted, Porter walked away from prison.

He was found 20 years later, living in Chicago as J.J. Jameson, a poet.

Porter claims he is rehabilitated, a changed man, and that he should be released.