DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A home health aide convicted of fatally beating a retired psychiatrist in his Westwood home in 1997 has been denied parole.

Prosecutors announced Monday that Martine Pressat was denied parole earlier this month.

The board said in its decision that Pressat "took a self-destructive approach at her parole hearing," and rather than "telling the truth about the murder ... offered a false and self-serving story," about the death of John Weil that had been rejected at trial.

Pressat was convicted of second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Pressat was one of several home health aides assisting the 77-year-old Weil and his wife. They say she killed the doctor after he discovered she had been stealing from the couple.

She won't be eligible for parole for another five years.