Teen who murdered girlfriend's parents to be released on parole

- A Garland teenager convicted of killing his girlfriend’s mother and stepfather in 2010 when he was 13 years old is set to go free on parole next month.

Police say the 13-year-old daughter of the mother killed put up the boy to it.   

Both teens agreed to peal bargains on capital murder charges for the shooting deaths of Alan Nevil, 48, and Darlene Nevil, 46. 

Angry doesn't begin to describe the raw emotion felt by family members outside the courtroom. It was a calculated murder inside the victims' own home where they were ambushed and shot multiple times.

But on Wednesday, the judge granted parole for the teen when he turns 19 next month.

Family members of Alan and Darlene could barely contain their anger as they left the Dallas County juvenile courtroom.

While no cameras were allowed in court, Judge Andrea Martin ordered the now 18-year old who shot and killed the couple to be released on parole when he turns 19 next month. He was 13 at the time he pleaded guilty to the murders in 2011.             

A Garland police detective told the court the teen used Alan’s own gun to kill him and his wife in their Garland home in August of 2010.

The detective said while the boy pulled the trigger, it was his 13-year-old girlfriend who plotted the murders because she was angry that she was grounded and not allowed to see him. 

Destiyne Nevil, the victim’s granddaughter, is the same age as the teen murderer.

“I’m going to be graduating in 11 days and my grandpa isn’t going to see me walk the stage,” said Destiyne. "We didn't get the outcome that we wanted. The guy, he only served 6 years of a 28-year sentence and I don't think that was just for my family."

Family members had even agreed to the 28-year sentence in the hopes that he would at least have to serve 10.

Susan Nevil asked the judge to keep the teen in prison longer despite several ‘juvenile justice experts’ recommending parole telling the court the teen accepted responsibility for the murders, received therapy, got his GED and could turn his life around.

“My kids are still suffering! My brother is still suffering and it’s not right!” Alan’s daughter said. "He gets to sit next to his mom. He gets to see his mom. And my dad is in a box."

The teenager will likely be assigned to a halfway house in Sherman, Texas next month.

He will also have to attend anger management and individual counseling classes and won’t be allowed to use social media for the first year that he is out. But he won’t have to serve any time in an adult prison unless he violates his parole.

A similar hearing for the Nevil’s daughter is scheduled for later this year.

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