Pearl River Teen’s Killer, Released on Parole Weeks Ago, Back Behind Bars for Reported Parole Violation

Just weeks after he was released from prison, one of the men convicted of killing Pearl River teen Paula Bohovesky is back behind bars. Richard LaBarbera reportedly violated parole and is being held at the Erie County Jail pending administrative hearings. He had been sent to live in Buffalo after the outcry from area residents who didn’t want him to be allowed to return to Rockland. That he was nabbed again so quickly doesn’t come as a surprise to County Executive Ed Day…

Day wants the governor to review recent Parole Board decisions. It’s not known what his alleged parole violation was, but in a statement, said the parole board indicated Labarbera did not commit a new crime. LaBarbera was released from Sing Sing Prison on July 8th. Bohovesky was murdered in October 1980 as she walked home from the Pearl River library.

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