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The man sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of a Kansas State Trooper over 30 years ago has been denied parole. Trooper Ferdinand "Bud" Pribbenow was shot and killed in July of 1981 in Butler County.
Pribbenow had stopped a car for speeding on the Kansas Turnpike north of El Dorado when he was shot six times by George Rainey. After a high speed chase and shootout on Kellogg in east Wichita, Rainey was arrested.
He was later sentenced to life in prison. The 53-year-old man has spent three decades behind bars.
On Thursday, the Kansas Prisoner Review Board rejected Rainey's request for parole and won't consider parole again until July of 2017. Pibbenow's family had asked the board to deny Rainey's parole this past May.
The board also received a letter from Highway Patrol Superintendent Ernest Garcia which opposed releasing Rainey from prison.