Susan Biancardi testifies during her January parole hearing.

BEVERLY — The woman who killed one teenage daughter with a shotgun 17 years ago and then tried unsuccessfully to kill her other daughter has been denied parole.

The Parole Board has voted 6-1 to turn down the parole request of Susan Biancardi. The board said Biancardi, 59, is not remorseful and has not accepted responsibility for her crime. She remains locked up in the mental health unit at Framingham state prison.

“The defendant continues to struggle with interpersonal relationships and is still developing skills for handling conflict and stress, exactly the conditions that led to the horrific and brutal murder of her daughter,” the board wrote in its decision.

Biancardi was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for killing her 16-year-old daughter, Marcia, on Feb. 14, 1990, in the bedroom of their Beverly home. Susan Biancardi then tried to kill her 14-year-old daughter, Audrey, and herself, but the gun misfired both times.

Susan Biancardi went before the Parole Board in January for the first time to ask for her release from state prison, where she has served time for the last 15 years. She told the board she couldn’t remember anything that happened on the night of the murder but apologized for her actions.

“I do realize this apology will do nothing to bring Marcia back, but I want the board to understand,” she said at the time.

But in its ruling, six of the seven board members doubted Biancardi’s claim that she had no memory of that night and were skeptical of her statement that she was remorseful.

The board said Biancardi instructed Audrey not to tell police what happened when they showed up at the house that night. Susan Biancardi also told police that Marcia killed herself, then later said her husband committed the murder, the board said.

The board credited Biancardi for earning a degree from Boston University in 2003, as well as for participating in computer program and in religious programs while in prison. But it also said she has not taken part in a recovery program that had been recommended to her for her drinking problem. Biancardi was convicted of drunken driving while she was awaiting trial in 1991.

Biancardi has been diagnosed with “multiple mental health” problems that are of “serious concern” to the board, according to the report. She has had problems with her roommates and others in prison, the board said.

“These are significant, as they reflect her earlier patterns of stressors that were present at the time of the murder,” the board wrote.

In a dissenting opinion, one board member supported parole for Biancardi. The board member, who was not identified in the report, said Biancardi has been treated for her mental health problems, is taking medication and “now poses little risk to the community.”

“She has done everything she needs to do while incarcerated to prepare herself for release,” the board member wrote.

That board member also said that Audrey Biancardi does not oppose her mother’s parole. At the parole hearing in January, Audrey told the board, “Even though I will never understand what happened, I want you to know that Susan Biancardi was a wonderful mother.”

Susan Biancardi will be eligible for parole again in three years.

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