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Paroled Killer Of Somers Woman Blames Troubled Childhood, Drug Use

Terry Losicco, a native of Stony Point in Rockland, is due to be released from prison next month. He spent decades behind bars for killing a Somers woman and beating her disabled husband in 1980. Photo Credit: New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
This photo of Somers' Eleanor and Norman Prouty was taken in 1980, the year they were brutally attacked by Terry Losicco. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brooks S. Prouty

SOMERS, N.Y. -- The man who beat a Somers woman to death while high on PCP blamed a troubled childhood and drug use when he testified before a parole board last month, according to a report by lohud.

Terry Losicco’s tale apparently was convincing; he is due to be released from the Fishkill Correctional Facility on Thursday, March 3, lohud reported.

Losicco, a native of Stony Point in Rockland County, was a teen incarcerated at Lincoln Hall, a juvenile facility in Somers, when he brutally killed 67-year-old Eleanor Prouty, a retired Reader's Digest editor, and attacked her disabled husband, Norman, during a botched 1980 burglary, according to multiple media reports.

The Prouty family is outraged over Losicco’s parole and has called the decision misguided and deplorable, the lohud story said.

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To read Daily Voice's story about the parole decision, click here.

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