Terrill L. Schinstock, 47, will be eligible for a parole hearing in July, the Kansas Parole Board announced.
Schinstock was arrested in February of 1992, after hiring Gene Horyna to kill his wife Tammy Schinstock, who was 27 years old and eight months pregnant at the time. Horyna was also supposed to burn down the house to destroy evidence, so after beating the woman in multiple parts of the house, he turned on the gas and lit a candle before leaving. But the house did not explode as planned and the victim, who survived, was able to identify her attacker, although she did not know him.
Terrill Schinstock was convicted of attempted and conspired first degree murder, and attempted and conspired aggravated arson. Horyna, who was convicted of similar charges, was released from prison in 2007.
Schinstock is currently at the minimum-securty Winfield Correctional Facility. If granted parole next month, the earliest possible date of release would be Aug. 1.
The Kansas Parole Board will hold public hearing this month, concerning all inmates who are eligible for parole hearings in July. Hearings will be held June 20 at the Finney State Office Building in Wichita, June 21 at City Hall in Kansas City and June 24 at the Landon State Office Building in Topeka. Written comments may be mailed to Kansas Parole Board; Landon State Office Building; 900 SW Jackson St., Room 452 S; Topeka, KS 66612-1220.