Monday, February 16, 2009

Joseph Gray is Up for Parole

The ex-72nd Precinct Police Officer who killed four people (including a pre-term baby who died several hours after being delivered by emergency c-section) is up for parole after seven years behind bars. The Staten Island Advance has the article.

from the article:

His [Gray's] kin maintain he has paid his debt.

"Joseph's family needs him home again to once again become a productive member of society, support his three children and wife, and be reunited with all of his family who miss him and love him," Gray's relatives said in an e-mail to the Advance. "He is extremely remorseful and takes full accountability of his crime."

But a relative of the victims contends Gray should stay exactly where he is.

"I'm not a vindictive man, but forgiveness is hard to find when someone has taken your entire family," said Victor Herrera, who issued a statement through his lawyer, Mark Manus of the Manhattan firm of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman.

"I hate to think of this man behind the wheel of a car again," said Herrera, who lost his wife and two sons.

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