Bohovesky Killer Denied Parole

The convicted killer of young Rockland woman has been denied parole once again. 55-year old Robert McCain was accused in the 1980 murder and sexual assault of 16-year old Paula Bohovesky of Pearl River, and was arrested along with now 63-year old Richard LaBarbera for the crime, for which both are now serving 25-years to life in prison. They have continuously petitioned for release since becoming eligible in 2005. McCain can now attempt to receive early release in 2017, despite the state parole board denying his most recent appeal on Tuesday. Many Rockland residents band together each time either man petitions for parole, neighbors and friends of Bohovesky and her mother Lois, who still lives in Pearl River, show overwhelming support for the family by voicing their opposition to both men’s potential release and passing around petitions against it, accumulating hundreds of signatures. McCain and LaBarbera deny having any part in the crime, which took place on October 28, 1080 when Paula was walking home from the Pearl River Library. According to official reports on investigation the two men had been drinking all day when they came across the young girl. A medical report stated she had been raped as well but the charges were rejected by a jury, which convicted the men of second degree murder.

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