A man serving time for murder in the killing of a Binghamton woman during a robbery of a city convenience store is up for parole.

Thomas Marlowe is being held in a state prison in Elmira on murder, robbery and perjury convictions. He was one of two men charged in the 1982 death of 22-year-old Christine Kamide. He also was convicted in connection with the killing of 19-year-old James Wilcox of Afton during a Chenango County robbery five days earlier.

Paul Kamide, whose wife was shot to death in the Robinson Street incident, wants Marlowe to remain behind bars. Marlowe is serving a term of 23 years to life.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Thursday, Kamide said Marlowe's next parole hearing is scheduled for May 4.

Kamide said "there's always a chance" Marlowe could be released. He said Marlowe in the past has been reprimanded for bad behavior in prison.

Kamide gave a statement to a parole commissioner last Friday. The statement normally would have been made in a face-to-face meeting but it was given by telephone due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Herman Neu, the shooter in both killings, was sentenced to 52 years to life for murder and robbery convictions. Neu, who is 66, will be eligible for parole in 2033. He is being held at Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome.

LISTEN: A 2018 WNBF News interview with Paul Kamide Sr. and Paul Kamide Jr. discussing the possibility Thomas Marlowe would be released from prison.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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