SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of two so-called “San Francisco witch killers” has been denied parole.

A parole board on Wednesday said 73-year-old Suzan Carson was unfit for early release. Carson and her husband were convicted of killing three in Northern California in the 1980s during a drug-fueled religious quest to rid the world of witches. They were each sentenced to 75 years to life.

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Carson and 64-year-old Michael “Bear” Carson qualified for parole consideration after a federal court concerned with prison overcrowding ordered hearings for about 1,400 inmates older than 60 who have served more than 25 years of their sentences.

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Michael Carson canceled his parole hearing in June, saying he refuses to renounce his violent religious beliefs.

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