HARRISBURG — Convicted cop killer Timothy Williams was denied parole last year in his first bid since his 1999 incarceration began.
The denial was recorded Oct. 21, 2020.
Williams, now 41, is serving a sentence of 22 to 47 years for third-degree murder in the shooting death of Kane Borough Policeman Steve Jerman on Feb. 20, 1999, following a traffic stop.
Williams, whose blood-alcohol level was 0.18 at the time of the killing, testified he did not remember what happened.
According to the board’s written decision, Williams’ first parole denial was based on the following: A negative recommendation by the prosecuting attorney; the nature of the offense; and that Williams’ “lack of insight warrants a longer period of stable adjustment.”
The parole board’s decision indicated that Williams’ case will be reviewed again on or after October 2024. His maximum sentence date is Feb. 20, 2046.
At that time, the board will consider his conduct record and whether he has maintained a favorable recommendation for parole from the Department of Corrections.
The decision also noted that Williams may file an application for parole as soon as one year after his denial.
Williams is incarcerated at State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon.