Family of woman stabbed 163 times hopes to block killer's parole - KCTV5

Family of woman stabbed 163 times hopes to block killer's parole

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Julie Solaberry's family stood before the Kansas Department Of Corrections prisoner review board at City Hall, pleading with them to keep her killer, Cory Hamons, in prison. Julie Solaberry's family stood before the Kansas Department Of Corrections prisoner review board at City Hall, pleading with them to keep her killer, Cory Hamons, in prison.
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

A public hearing session was held Monday to determine the fate of an inmate who killed a woman by stabbing her 163 times more than 25 years ago.

Julie Solaberry's family stood before the Kansas Department Of Corrections prisoner review board at City Hall, pleading with them to keep her killer, Cory Hamons, in prison.

Her family says Hamons butchered Solaberry in the closet of her apartment in 1988 with her 3-year-old daughter in the next room.

That toddler is now a 28-year-old mother herself.

"It feels like a horrible, horrible night," Andrea Williams said.

Andrea Williams told the board how she still remembers the killer's voice, and she fears for her safety if Hamons is released. She also feels that he will come back for vengeance on her and her family.

"I remember what he said. I hope that sends chills through his spine to know I remember," she said.

Solaberry's father, Michael Solaberry, has been before the board many times. The most recent was just 18 months ago.

It is difficult for his family to relive that night, but he says he will do what it takes to make sure Hamons remains in prison.

"Because he has no mercy. Anyone who could stab a person 163 times, I don't trust him. The lawmakers, corrections officials and psychiatrist may trust him, but I don't," Michael Solaberry said.

Hamons was convicted of first-degree murder and for selling cocaine.

He was dating Julie Solaberry's sister at the time, and prosecutors believe he killed her after she threatened to tell her sister about his drug dealing.

Solaberry said the pain still lingers with him.

"It stays with you forever. You can't sleep. You can't work. It just sets on your mind," he said. "We worry about when they let him out. We have to be prepared."

Hamons will address the board next month and ask to be released later this year. KCTV5 will keep you updated.

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