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Why was Alex Rideout denied an early release? Transcripts give insight

State corrections officials were not impressed by the rehabilitation progress of Alex Rideout who was convicted of tampering with evidence in the murder of his father, Craig Rideout.

Transcripts obtained by News10NBC give new insight as to why Alex was denied a “merit release” in a hearing before a corrections panel last month.

“He was defensive and defiant. I see it. I can hear it,” declared Robbyn Drew, sister of Craig Rideout.

Craig Rideout was found dead in the woods in Yates County in 2016. His wife Laura and his son Colin were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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