Since 1986, Tupac’s stepfather Mutulu Shakur has carried out a 60-year sentence in federal prison for reportedly spearheading a group that was involved in the murder of two NYPD officers and a Brinks guard on Oct. 20, 1981.
With a new development in Shakur’s request for parole on April 7, ABC News reports that his inquiry was denied. The site states that even though federal parole was dissolved in 1987, those convicted before that time still fall under a mandatory parole decree.
Law officials didn’t share the reason why Shakur’s parole was countered because “the information is not publicly releasable,” ABC states, but he’ll be eligible again in the next two years.
Shakur has served 30 years at a penitentiary in Victorville, Calif. Reports previously stated that Mutulu was also charged for aiding in the escape of Assata Shakur from a New Jersey prison in the late ’70s. Assata was incarcerated for the death of an NJ state trooper.
Mutulu Shakur’s role as Pac’s stepfather will be depicted by actor Jamie Hector on the silver screen in the fallen rapper’s All Eyez On Me biopic.