Family and loved ones of Kelly Ann Tinyes, the 13-year-old Valley Stream girl brutally slain by a neighbor in 1989, appealed to parole officials Friday to keep her killer in jail when he becomes eligible for release from state prison early next year.
"It was very emotional for the entire family. There were fourteen of us there, and it was hard for everyone," the victim's father, Richard Tinyes, said in a phone interview after meeting privately with parole officials in their Hempstead regional office.
Robert Golub, 46, is eligible for a parole hearing for the first time this year, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Services. He will have an interview with the Parole Board during the week of Nov. 18 at the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville, and a decision will be made within days of the interview, an agency spokeswoman said.
Records show his tentative release date is March 20, 2014, if parole is granted; if not, he can reapply in two years.
"Because of the brutality of the murder, and he really hasn't said anything about remorse, he probably is not going to get out the first time," Richard Tinyes said. "But there is a possibility he will get out sometime."
Tinyes said the family is still seeking signatures on an online petition the family will give to the Parole Board before it meets. They are under Kelly Tinyes' name at gopetition.com and on Facebook.
Golub, who lived just a few doors away from Tinyes family, was convicted of the murder in 1990 and sentenced to 25 years to life. A bitter feud between the Golub and Tinyes families went on for years until the Golubs finally moved away in 2009.