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Kelly Ann Tinyes' family makes online appeal in bid to keep her killer, Robert Golub, behind bars

The family of Kelly Ann Tinyes, right, is

The family of Kelly Ann Tinyes, right, is urging state parole officials to keep convicted killer, Robert Golub, left, in prison. Credit: Handouts, Newsday / Alejandra Villa

The family of Kelly Ann Tinyes is again appealing for public support to prevent the 13-year-old Valley Stream girl's killer from going free.

"We are pleading with the Parole Board to keep a very dangerous criminal, Robert Golub, in prison," reads an online petition, written by the victim's father, Richard. "He is where he belongs. He is where he should be."

The online appeal, which first appeared Wednesday on a website for people looking to start a petition on a range of subjects, says in part that Golub, "must never be allowed to inflict this indescribable devastation on another human being, or on another family."

Golub, 48, was denied parole two years ago when he first became eligible. At that parole board hearing, Golub for the first time admitted he killed Tinyes.

Transcripts from that hearing show he apologized and claimed he never intended to cause the teen's death. He described the rage he went into while killing Tinyes, saying he was using a "ridiculous" amount of anabolic steroids at the time.

Golub, who lived just a few doors away from Tinyes' family, was convicted in 1990 of the murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

A bitter feud between the Golub and Tinyes families went on for years until the Golubs finally moved away in 2009.

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website shows Golub is at the state prison in Fishkill. He is scheduled for a parole hearing at an undetermined date in November, according to the website.

"Just thinking that this animal might be able to get out of jail and be able to do it again is too much," Richard Tinyes said Thursday.

"We're in pain every day Kelly is gone," he said.

He said the family collected almost 4,000 signatures on a petition in 2013 and submitted it to the parole board.

The parole board said in its 2013 denial that Golub's release was not warranted "as there is a reasonable probability you would not live at liberty without again violating the law."

The board also said release would be "incompatible with the welfare of society."

If parole is granted this year, Golub could be released next March, inmate records show. If denied, he can reapply two years from his denial date.


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