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Murder In The Family: Brian Thomas Britton, obsessed with ‘Rambo’, shot and killed his family

Victims
Dennis Britton, 42 (father)
Marlene Britton, 42 (mother)
Sherry Britton, 18 (sister) [survived]
Jason Britton, 8 (brother)

**Update** Brian Britton has a parole hearing in Nov. 2017.

Find-A-Grave: Dennis Britton
Find-A-Grave: Marienne Connelly Britton
Find-A-Grave: Jason Britton
Parents and a Brother Slain By Self-Styled ‘Rambo,’ 16
Teen-age ‘Rambo’ accused of killing parents, brother
Community shocked by alleged rampage of Brian Britton
Friend says Britton was searching for help
Youth accused of family murders attends wake
Victim of rampage expected to survived
Teen-age ‘Rambo’ Arraigned In Shootings of His Family
Britton family funeral held
Gibson seeks visit
Judge sets bail for accused triple murderer
Slayings linked to ‘Rambo’ fixation
‘Rambo’ murder hearing delayed
Brutal aspects of Britton killings outlined in confession
Britton avoids trial by pleading guilty
Despite mercy plea, Britton gets 25-to-life (part 1)
Despite mercy plea… (part 2)
Britton sentenced to 25-years-to-life
Heinous crimes in the valley
Hudson Valley Family Killer Denied Parole

Movies/Documentaries
Evil Lives Here: The Horror I Don’t Remember

INMATE INFORMATION

brianbritton

Identifying and Location Information
DIN (Department Identification Number) 90B0510
Inmate Name BRITTON, BRIAN T
Sex MALE
Date of Birth 05/19/1972
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility MT. MCGREGOR
Date Received (Original) 03/02/1990
Date Received (Current) 03/02/1990
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment DUTCHESS

Crimes of Conviction
Crime MURDER 2ND
Class A1

Crime ATT MURDER 2ND
Class B

Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.

Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 11/2017
Earliest Release Type PAROLE HEARING DATE
Parole Hearing Date 11/2017
Parole Hearing Type INITIAL RELEASE APPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 03/16/2014
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE

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7 Responses

  1. He went in front of the parole board already and was denied. Thanking God for that…

  2. What a travesty of JUSTICE this country has!!!
    Innocent people being brutally murdered every day and killers getting minimum sentences! Makes me completely ashamed of our judicial system! Brian Britton BRUTALLY took 3 innocent lives for HIS OWN SELFISH REASONS and almost succeeded in taking a fourth! he needs to stay in prison! AND PLEASE PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD—-QUIT giving “LIFE SENTENCES” then RELEASING CRIMINALS!! if their crime was worthy of “LIFE” then THATS EXACTLY what they should be given!!

    • Lorri,

      He is still in prison. He does get parole hearings, but that is due to the laws in effect in NY when he was sentenced. Unfortunately, when he was sentenced, they did not do LWOP. Personally, I doubt he will ever be released. He won’t even take responsibility for what he did.

  3. He should have received the death penalty.

  4. Some men you just can’t reach and he’s one of them. There’s something missing in his brain that will never develop. Too bad NY’s laws were so friendly back then.

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