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Kelly Ann Tinyes’ family wants to keep her killer in prison

Robert Golub, who killed his 13-year-old neighbor in 1989, has third parole hearing, at some point this month.

Kelly Ann Tinyes, 13, left, was killed in

Kelly Ann Tinyes, 13, left, was killed in 1989 by her neighbor, Robert Golub, right. Photo Credit: Handouts

A Valley Stream man who beat and strangled a 13-year-old neighbor to death in 1989 will this month make his third attempt at seeking parole from state prison, records show.

Robert Golub, 50, has a hearing before the parole board at an unspecified date this month, according to online records of the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Once again, the family of the victim, Kelly Ann Tinyes, conducted an online petition, now closed, to keep him in prison.

“We are pleading with the Parole Board to keep a very dangerous criminal, Robert Golub, in prison,” the petition says.

“Please understand that each time Robert Golub is up for parole, his chances of being released increase. He is where he belongs. He is where he should die,” the petition says.

Golub, who lived just a few doors away from Tinyes’ family, was convicted in 1990 of the teen’s murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He was being held at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in upstate Beacon, and was denied parole following hearings in 2013 and again in 2015.

Transcripts from the November 2013 parole board hearing showed that Golub — after years of denying he killed Tinyes — accepted responsibility for her death.

Golub, who lived just a few doors away from Tinyes’ family, apologized, claimed he never intended to cause Kelly’s death and said it was sparked by a steroid-induced rage.

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

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