Jurors have decided against granting Rory Foreman, who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Joan Heimbecker, early parole.

Foreman, a Kitchener native, had applied for parole under the ‘faint hope clause' after serving more than 15 years of his sentence.

He was convicted of the shooting of Heimbecker in her dorm room at McMaster University in March of 1994.

It took several hours for jurors to reach their decision, which was revealed Thursday evening.

On Wednesday, the House of Commons voted to put an end to the ‘faint hope clause,' which allows convicted killers to apply for parole after 15 years, but the bill must now go to the senate for final approval.