May 12, 2015 3:55 PM

Mont Vernon residents react to news of Autumn Savoy's parole in Kimberly Cates murder

MONT VERNON - Autumn Savoy will be a free man, and it could come as soon as 60 days.

On Tuesday, Savoy was granted parole.

He met with the parole board in Concord with a plan.

Upon his release he has a housing, two jobs set up, and plans to live his life under the radar after unwanted exposure.

Savoy was sentenced after he helped Steven Spader and Christopher Gribble dump bloody clothing in the Nashua River on Oct. 4, 2009 - after they killed Kimberly Cates with a machete and maimed her daughter, 11-year-old Jaimie Cates, at their Mont Vernon home.

“He should honestly rot in jail,” said John Senecal, who was in high school back in 2009 and went to school with two of the convicted killers.

“I was there the day it happened," he said. "I was by the cafeteria at school, and Billy Marks was there. No one knew anything, and then the police stormed in and he got taken out."

Marks was a co-conspirator in what some still call a "thrill killing."

Savoy was the only one who got the option of parole.

With the memory still fresh in their minds, some people in Mont Vernon are trying to move forward.

But others see a different side to the board’s ruling.

“Unfortunately boy’s brains aren’t fully developed until they are 22," said Ronald Morin, a Mount Vernon resident. "Their thought of reasoning isn’t fully there, but he’s an adult now."

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