VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A family on Long Island is rallying to keep their daughter’s killer in prison as he faces possible parole.
As CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported exclusively, this is the first time convicted killer Robert Golub has been eligible for parole.
Kelly Ann Tinyes was 13 when she was lured and murdered 25 years ago in Valley Stream in a case that made headlines for months.
Robert Golub was convicted of her murder.
The infamous case was dubbed “Hell On Horton Road,” because Golub butchered his Valley Stream neighbor.
In the prison system, he’s inmate 90A-8024, but on Long Island his name is infamous.
“He’s a horrible monster,” Vicki Tinyes, Kelly’s mother, told Gusoff.
“They can’t let him out,” Richard Tinyes said. “It’s too hard on the family knowing that this guy might go out and murder somebody else.”
They will soon urge the New York State Parole Board to keep Golub behind bars.
Kelly Ann was savagely killed in 1989. Her body was found strangled and sexually mutilated inside the neighbor’s Valley Stream house, just doors away.
Golub, then 21 and a body builder, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
“They should have electrocuted him, whatever you want to do. He should be dead, we shouldn’t have to be going through this,” Vicki Tinyes said.
For years, tensions simmered on Horton Road. One Golub son was behind bars but suspicions lingered about his younger brother. Only Robert was charged in Nassau’s first murder case based on DNA.
“He always professed his innocence,” Golub’s trial attorney Salvatore Marinello told Gusoff.
He says with a record dotted with only petty prison offenses, Golub could one day go free.
“There will be at some point, whether it’s now or in a number of years, where parole will have no choice but to let him out,” said Marinello
Kelly would be 38 had she lived. Her family has an online petition for the parole board detailing all she’s missed.
“Everything. Her memories, Sweet 16, her first car,” Richard Tinyes said.
Kelly’s parents still live on Horton Road, while the Golubs recently moved away.
All these years later, the Tinyes’ say they have to relive the horror. Golub will be eligible for parole every two years unless his is granted release.
Fourteen members of the Tinyes family will testify before the parole board on Oct. 17 and Golub will have his turn to testify next month before the parole board makes its decision.
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