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Man convicted of killing 5 in 1972 granted parole

Bruce Rekate was only 8 years old when police came to his house to tell them his 16-year-old sister Catherine was among the five murdered in a 1972 massacre at a restaurant near Yorkville where she worked trying to save money for college.

He remembers watching his mother cry at the front door. Catherine's death destroyed the family, he said.

On Thursday, more than 45 years after the crime, he couldn't understand why Catherine's killer, Carl Reimann, had been granted parole.

"He should have sat in the electric chair as far as I'm concerned," said Rekate, now 53. "It just

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