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CLAY COUNTY, Ky.  – The Kentucky Board of Parole has denied releasing a woman convicted of kidnapping and killing her 10-year-old stepson.

On Monday morning, the board ruled Stephanie Spitser must serve out her life sentence.

Spitser took Scotty Baker from his school in Clay County back in 1992. Police say she then strangled him before burning and burying his body in Laurel County to hide the crime.

After her accomplice confessed to police, Spitser pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping.

During her hearing last week, Spitser told the board that board she wasn’t the same person who had committed that crime.

“I told my family time and time again I don’t feel like I deserve anything. And I am so sorry but sorry falls so short. It’s such a pathetic word because if it doesn’t fix anything,” Spitser said.