OKLAHOMA CITY - Parole was denied Tuesday morning for a man once considered a suspect in the murder of Carina Saunders.

Jimmy Massey was at one time charged with first-degree murder but prosecutors dismissed the charge due to some flaws in the case. In 2013, Massey was sentenced to 20 years (10 suspended) in prison for drug-related convictions.

Saunders' mother, Margie Queen started a petition in February asking for signatures to keep Massey in jail.

On Tuesday morning, Queen told News 9 that the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board denied Massey's parole after she presented the petition containing 1,735 signatures to the pardon and parole board prior at the hearing.

Carina Saunders, 19, was found dismembered in duffle bags in 2011. The murder remains a mystery.