Parole Denied For Man Known As ‘Green Hills Rapist'

Parole Denied For Man Known As ‘Green Hills Rapist'

CREATED Apr 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Parole has been denied for John Peltier Jr., the man known as the "Green Hills Rapist."

The Tennessee Board of Parole denied Peltier's request for parole Monday, citing the seriousness of the crimes and the risk he poses to the public. He has been serving five life sentences since 1989, but was up for an early release for second time in six years.

Four votes were needed either way to determine Peltier's fate. Last week, two board members voted against his release. 

Peltier terrorized Nashville for two years in the mid-1980s. He was convicted of raping five women, though police have long believed he attacked many more.

"Back in 1986 and 1987 I basically drove around doing nothing but looking for more victims," said Peltier during his testimony before the Tennessee Board of Parole on April 7.

John Zimmerman, the District Attorney who prosecuted Peltier back in 1989, urged the board to deny his early release. 

Peltier won't be eligible for parole again until April 2020.