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Parole denied for convicted Watkins Glen killer

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Convicted murderer Joshua Horein was denied parole after a hearing before the New York State Parole Board at Fishkill Correctional Facility, according to a press release from the Schuyler County District Attorney’s Office.

Horein, who murdered 15-year-old Amber Brockway in Watkins Glen on August 5, 2000, was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in 2001. He became eligible for parole in 2019 and has been denied release multiple times. His most recent application for parole was also denied, with the Parole Board expressing concerns about his lack of rehabilitation and attempts to shift blame.

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The board noted that Horein had written an apology letter to Brockway’s mother, which could be seen as intimidation, and another letter to District Attorney Joseph Fazzary, blaming the legal system for his imprisonment. The commissioners also questioned Horein’s truthfulness during the hearing.

Horein is eligible for another parole hearing this month, which the District Attorney’s office and Brockway’s family plan to oppose.