Killer of Pearl River’s Paula Bohevesky Granted Parole

For the third time this year, the New York State Parole Board has released a Rockland killer that area residents have been fighting for years to keep behind bars. Richard LaBarbera of Pearl River was convicted of the October 1980 murder of Paula Bohevesky, who was 16 when she was beaten, stabbed and sexually assaulted while on her way home from her after-school job at the Pearl River Library. “I find it extremely disgusting that a man who has expressed no remorse and never taken responsibility for his crimes is given more latitude than the victim of those heinous acts,” said Rockland County Executive Ed Day. “This is a complete insult to Paula’s memory and to the life she could have lived if not for the monstrous actions of her convicted killers,” Legislator Alden Wolfe said. Paula’s 87 year-old mother still lives in Pearl River. Labarbera’s co-defendant, Arkansas drifter Robert McCain, remains in prison. He’s been eligible for parole every two years since 2005.

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