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Hofstra suspect won praise from parole panel, report says
UNIONDALE -- The parolee shot and killed along with a Hofstra University student by police won praise from a state parole panel in 2011 before his conditional release from prison.
Newsday, citing a transcript of the hearing, says Dalton Smith of Hempstead was released after completing nine years of his 10-year sentence for armed robbery. The panel praised him for completing a program to curb aggressive behavior and furthering his education.
It said he could be given a conditional release if he agreed to maintain employment, submit to drug testing and comply with all court orders.
It denied him discretionary parole, saying it would "not be compatible with the welfare of society at large."
Smith was released last May.
The state corrections department and community supervision couldn't be reached for comment.
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