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A Des Moines man in prison for vehicular homicide is asking the state for an early release.

Twenty-seven-year-old Orlando Rodriguez went before the Iowa Parole Board Tuesday morning.

“I've been real remorseful for it and there's not a day that goes by I don't think about what happened,” Rodriguez told the board.

He's serving a ten year sentence for killing Bruce Mundy during a gas drive-off in 2009.

Rodriguez is set to be released from prison next April, after serving just over four years.

Tuesday, the board denied parole, but approved a four-month supervised work release at Fort Des Moines.

“You go in planning for the worst, but hoping for the best. As much as I planned for what I pretty much knew what they would decide. I was hoping that they would not do it,” said Lisa Woodring, who was Mundy’s girlfriend at the time of his death.

The court determined his brother and driver of the car, Santos Rodriguez, is incompetent to stand trial.