BUCKHANNON — Nearly 22 years ago, a young woman was murdered here in Upshur County. On Jan. 30, her murderer comes up for parole. This will be parole hearing number five, and family members of the deceased will once again be attending asking that parole be denied.
They will have help from a program called Parole Block, through which petitions are circulated at the request of survivors protesting the early release or parole of convicted murderers. The program is run by Parents of Murdered Children, and since it began in 1990, POMC says it has stopped the early release or parole of more than 1,000 murders.
This is just one of the programs and support that Parents of Murdered Children can provide for survivors, and now a North Central West Virginia chapter has been founded for residents to receive support and learn more about what POMC can do.
The first meeting will be Monday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at Chapel Hill UMC. For the complete article see the 01-04-2013 issue.
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