DALY CITY (CBS/AP) — Relatives of three little girls killed by their mother two decades ago are pleading with California Gov. Jerry Brown to deny her parole.

Megan Hogg was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Authorities say she taped the mouths and feet of her daughters in 1998 in their Bay Area home and the girls, ages 2 to 7, suffocated.

A parole board recently recommended Hogg be released five years early, meaning by 2019.

Family members rallied in Daly City Friday to ask Brown to keep Hogg in prison.

The victims’ aunt, Damali Ross, says news of the early release is “like ripping the Band-Aid of a wound that never healed.”

They assumed she would remain in prison for life.

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