Parole has been denied for a man who is serving a life sentence for a 1990 murder in Leavenworth County, according to a prosecution official.

Parole has been denied for a man who is serving a life sentence for a 1990 murder in Leavenworth County, according to a prosecution official.

County Attorney Todd Thompson said his office received notification Thursday that the state’s Prisoner Review Board had denied parole for Sherrill G. Brinkley.

Brinkley, 72, is serving a life sentence for the May 26, 1990, shooting death of Everett “Skeet” Bishop. The crime reportedly took place in rural Linwood.

Brinkley was re-sentenced for the murder last year in Leavenworth County District Court.

He was first sentenced in 1993 following his conviction for first-degree murder. But in 1995, the Kansas Supreme Court found that an error had been made in the sentencing, and the case was remanded back to District Court for re-sentencing.

But Brinkley was not re-sentenced at that time because he was serving a federal prison sentence in Florida.

Brinkley was re-sentenced for the murder in 2017 under the sentencing laws that were in place in Kansas at the time of the murder.

According to Thompson, Brinkley committed the murder because he was concerned Bishop might notify police about criminal activity that Brinkley was involved in.

After the shooting, Brinkley and another man reportedly placed Bishop’s body in a 55-gallon steel barrel and welded it shut. Holes were cut into the barrel, and it was placed in the Missouri River. The body has never been recovered.

In a statement, Thompson said he is pleased that the denial of parole means Brinkley will be serving time for the murder charge following his federal sentence.

“I know the family of Mr. Bishop is still grieving his loss, and I think it would be unjust that Brinkley not be punished for these crimes,” Thompson said.

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