Parole

Gary Castonguay (Credit: Department of Correction)

Connecticut Parole Board Reverses Decision To Free Cop Killer Over Outcry From Victim’s Family

Gary Castonguay is serving a 25 years to life prison term for gunning down Plainville police Officer Robert Holcomb while fleeing from a burglary in 1977.

03/25/2015

George Gibbons Jr. Way

Family Of Man Killed In 2011 Queens Hit-And-Run Fights To Keep Driver Locked Up

The family of a man who was killed in a Queens hit-and-run is fighting to keep his killer behind bars.

02/26/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Monday, Feb. 2. (Credit: CBS2)

NYPD: Increase In Shootings So Far This Year May Be Linked To Parole Releases

Shootings in New York City were up 23 percent for the year as of the beginning of February, and the NYPD on Monday pointed to one possible reason for the spike.

02/02/2015

Joanne Biasi's parents are working to keep their daughter's killer locked up. (Credit: CBS2)

Parents Say Fighting To Keep Daughter’s Killer Behind Bars Opens Old Wounds

Joanne Biasi was murdered on Halloween night in 1984. Her killer is up for parole and her parents fear he may strike again if he gets out.

01/23/2015

John Lennon And Yoko Ono

Fans Honor John Lennon On 34th Anniversary Of Assassination

Yoko Ono invited fans to share their memories and their wishes for peace Monday, a day that marked the 34th anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon on the Upper West Side.

12/08/2014

Mark David Chapman NYPD Mug Shot 12/09/1980 (Credit: NYPD)

John Lennon’s Assassin Denied Parole At Eighth Hearing

New York state corrections officials said Friday that Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed John Lennon back in 1980, has been denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board.

08/22/2014

Eddie Matos, Barrington Young

Families, PBA: Keep Convicted Cop Killers In Prison

It was an emotional day Friday for the families of two murdered New York City police officers, as they went before state Patrol Board with a plea to keep two convicted killers in jail.

05/16/2014

Jail cells (credit: ClipArt.com)

No Parole For Ex-Militant Who Killed 2 NYC Police Officers In 1971

The state Parole Board announced Tuesday that Herman Bell will remain incarcerated for at least another two years. After that, he may again appear before the board.

02/25/2014

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

Police Union: Keep Men Locked Up In 1971 Murders Of NYPD Officers

The New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association on Thursday called on the public to oppose parole for two men who were convicted in the 1971 murders of two NYPD officers.

01/23/2014

NYC subway

Transit Impostor Arrested 29 Times Released On Parole

Darius McCollum was released Tuesday night, after pleading guilty earlier this year to stealing a Trailways bus in 2010, when he was arrested behind the wheel on the highway that leads to John F. Kennedy International Airport. He was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years.

12/25/2013

Kelly Ann Tinyes

Convicted ‘Hell On Horton Road’ Murderer Admits To Crime Nearly 25 Years Later

In a just-released transcript of last month’s parole hearing, Robert Golub admits to unintentionally killing teenage Valley Stream neighbor.

12/10/2013

Kelly Ann Tinyes

Exclusive: Valley Stream Family Seeks To Keep Daughter’s Killer Behind Bars

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.

10/03/2013

John Esposito convicted in the 1992 abduction of Katie Beers was found dead in his cell at Sing Sing prison. (Credit CBS 2)

Parole Board: Katie Beers’ Captor Would Have Been Denied Release

John Esposito died last week of natural causes at Sing Sing prison in Ossining. He did not know of the decision when he died.

09/09/2013

Michael Skakel (file / credit: Beth Keiser-Pool/Getty Images)

Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel To Face Parole Board For First Time

Moxley’s mother and relatives will reportedly be at the parole hearing in Suffield to fight against Skakel’s release.

10/21/2012

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4 Men Convicted Of Much-Publicized 1988 Cop Killing Are Now Up For Parole

Four men who were convicted of committing one of the most notorious cop killings in city history are up for parole and could go free.

10/02/2012

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