15 Jun 2011

Parole denied for man who killed wife

9:15 pm on 15 June 2011

A Nelson man who has served 19 years in prison for killing his estranged wife is closer to being released, without saying where her body is.

James Dahlberg, 68, was jailed in 1992 for the murder of Ann Urquhart.

In its report on the hearing issued on Wednesday, the Parole Board says her family are pleading to know where the body is, so they can have closure.

But Dahlberg maintains he is innocent and has reiterated he does not know what happened or where she is buried.

The Parole Board denied Dahlberg parole but agreed to see him again in November to reassess his case.

However, the board says it makes no promises about the outcome of that hearing.