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UPDATE: Former WFPD officer convicted of manslaughter being released on parole today

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WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

Former Wichita Falls Police Officer, Teddie Whitefield, who was convicted of three counts of Manslaughter is scheduled to be released today. 

Whitefield will be released on parole today from the Bill Clements Unit in Amarillo. 

His early release comes only two years into his eight-year sentence. 

In June of 2011 Whitefield's speeding police cruiser slammed into the car Yeni Lopez and Gloria Montoya was in on Jacksboro Highway. 

The crash killed them both along with Lopez's unborn child. 

The judge at Whitefield's bench trial said the former officer acted with negligence in driving an estimated 76 miles per hour at the time of the crash. 

The first week of April is when the victims family were notified about Whitefield's release.

 "I felt like there were only two years of justice for my sister like it was nothing. Just slapped him on the hand and moved on," said Veronica Montoya.

When Newschannel 6 spoke with the family a few weeks ago they said it is the sound of their sister and cousin's voice that they miss the most. 

"We can't hug her, we can't tell her I love you, that's something he's way privileged to have," said Montoya.

A look at that story can be found here.

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