On December 30th the New York State Parole Board denied the parole application of Joshua Horein, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Amber Brockway in an abandoned building in the Village of Watkins Glen on August 5th, 2000.
Horein has applied for parole and early release on six occasions over the past three years, and will be eligible for parole again in 1.5 years.
Joanne Brockway, Amber’s mother, appeared before the Parole Board and gave testimony about the murder of her daughter. This was the sixth time she has appeared before the board.
Horein intentionally took the life of 15-year-old Amber Brockway.
The parole board’s decision to deny Horein’s release will bring some sense of justice and closure to the Brockway family, who have had to relive the tragedy every time Horein applied for parole.
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