He had been receiving in-patient treatment for several months after slitting his wrists at his grandparents' house in New Orleans, court documents show. At 17, Humble had already married his 15-year-old girlfriend, who had become pregnant while they were dating.
After failing out of the ninth grade three times, Unger left high school. His son, now 49 , was born about four months after Humble murdered Rodrigue.
Four decades later, at his parole hearing, he still couldn't provide much of an explanation, though he took full responsibility for starting the fight.
The case that spurred the 2015 decision was brought by a Louisiana inmate, Henry Montgomery, who as a teenager was convicted of murdering an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy.
The justices decided Montgomery, now in his 70s, deserved access to parole, despite a Louisiana law banning it.
Like Unger, Donald Humble has been in Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for decades -- nearly 50 years in Humble's case. 10, 1977, The Times-Picayune reported that Charles Unger, who murdered at security guard at age 17, had been given a life sentence in prison.
They both went before the same three parole board members the same day. Due to recent law changes, Unger was released from prison last month on parole Gruesome killings yield conviction decades ago Humble was convicted at 17 of killing cab driver Ernest Marchese, and also Ronald Rodrigue, a 19-year-old who police said had robbed and murdered cab drivers with Humble.