North Carolina paroles killer who shot husband’s fight foe

December 27, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman serving a life sentence for shooting and killing her husband’s foe in a fight is being granted release on parole after 30 years.

The state Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission said Thursday it will release 61-year-old Dreamer Alston in June 2020. Parole is considered for crimes committed before the state ended the practice in 1994.

Alston was convicted of first-degree murder in Wilmington in 1990. She killed Pernell Joe after he fought with her husband at an apartment complex and police separated the men.

WECT-TV reports that Alston and her husband later drove back to the apartment complex and Joe met them with a boat paddle while arguing with the couple. Alston extended her hand outside the car window and fired several shots.

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