VICKBSURG – (AP) Lisa Ameen Crevitt, who admitted taking LSD and tossing her toddler into a river canal, is up for parole in March after 27 years in prison.

Lisa Crevitt

The child’s father is fighting to keep her behind bars.

“She doesn’t deserve freedom,” Jeff Crevitt said.

Lisa Crevitt was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for the murder

of her 21/2-year-old daughter, Nikki. She had claimed the girl was abducted May 16, 1985, from a store in what was then Battlefield Mall in Vicksburg.

Prosecutors said she threw the girl into the Sunflower Diversion Canal about 12 miles north of Vicksburg. The child’s body was found on the bank of the canal near the U.S. Highway 61 bridge three days after she was reported missing.

Jeff Crevitt, a Warren County justice court judge, tells the Vicksburg Post that he and other family members went before the state Parole Board this month to oppose her release. Lisa Crevitt is scheduled to appear before the Parole Board in March.

“Every time she comes up for parole, it’s like living it over again,” said Jeff Crevitt. “The only thing that’s kept me together throughout all of this is my family, friends and

the community.”

He said the couple divorced in 1983. He said he visited Nikki every other weekend.

Lisa Crevitt had been denied parole four times since 1995. Her latest hearing will be held March 20 at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County, where she is imprisoned.

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