Pearl River community fighting against parole for man convicted in teen's 1980 slaying
A Pearl River community is still fighting for justice in a brutal murder that happened more than 40 years ago.
Paula Bohovesky, 16, was sexually assaulted and brutally murdered by Robert McCain and Richard LaBarbera as she walked home from her part-time job at the library in Pearl River back in October 1980.
News 12 talked to Bohovesky's mother Lois in 2019.
"I think about her all the time, it's all the different things we did together, it doesn't get any easier," she said.
According to the family, neither man has ever expressed any remorse.
McCain's parole date is coming up in June, and many people want to make sure he stays in jail.
They're urging people to write or email letters to the New York state Parole Board to deny McCain's parole.
LaBarbera violated his terms of parole in 2019 by getting drunk. He was sent to jail again and will be up for parole in July of this year.