Three denied parole in murder, rape cases

MONTGOMERY – Three men serving time in prison for murder or rape in Shelby County were denied parole on Feb. 19 in separate hearings.

Parole was denied for Robert Earl Calhoun, Earl Preston Hawkins Jr. and Terrain Luven Mack, according to the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

Calhoun, who was born in 1975, is serving life with parole possible in the Fountain Correctional Center.

He was convicted in 2000 of a murder that occurred in 1995.

In 1997, Calhoun was convicted of second-degree rape and distribution of a controlled substance.

Hawkins, who was born in 1964, was sentenced in 2004 to 29 years in prison for a 2002 first-degree rape in Shelby County.

He has served 15 years, 11 months of the sentence at the Bibb Correctional Facility.

Hawkins previously listed an address in Chelsea but most recently lived in the Leeds area.

Law enforcement officials at the time said Hawkins raped a relative who was a minor female.

Mack, who was born in 1984, was sentenced in 2006 to 30 years in prison for a 2004 murder in Shelby County.

He has served 15 years, eight months at the Easterling Correctional Center.

Mack, of Greensboro, N.C., was convicted of, along with two other people, murdering a 43-year-old Alabaster man during a robbery.

Police arrested Mack and two teenaged Montevallo residents for the crime. Investigators said the homeowner was shot in the back as he tried to run from his home during the robbery attempt.