Man accused in Sioux Falls murder was repeatedly denied parole
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A man accused of raping and strangling a 56-year-old Sioux Falls woman had been denied parole more than a dozen times in his life.
Forty-year-old Christopher Kryger has spent most of his adult life behind bars. He was briefly paroled in 2008 - after being denied parole more than 10 times in six years. He returned to prison on a parole violation in 2010 and was denied parole six more times before his release from prison last December
Kryger is charged with murder, rape and burglary in the March 14 death of Kari Anne Kirkegaard in her home.
Members of Kirkegaard's family say that they're upset Kryger was released from prison given his criminal history.