Holiday Inn sniper Michael Soles up for parole again


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A sniper who terrorized downtown Wichita more than 40 years ago is going before a parole board this month.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports that the case of 59-year-old Michael Soles will be among several to be considered during a May 17 meeting in Kansas City, Kansas.

Soles became known as the Holiday Inn Sniper in 1976 after he carried two rifles and an ammunition-filled lunch pail to the top floor of a 26-story building that was capped by the Holiday Inn. Killed in the shooting were 23-year-old Mark Falen, 56-year-old Joe Goulart and 57-year-old E...

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