Assemblyman Cliff Crouch (R-Bainbridge) is voicing his displeasure today of the state parole boards decision to parole convicted killer Bruce Haims despite the pleas of the victims sister, Lisa Sharon, and her family. In 1983, Bruce Haims brutally beat Pamela Sharon to death with a family heirloom for rejecting his advances. Lisa Sharon, Pamelas sister, wrote a letter to the parole board last month urging them to deny Haims parole, stating women everywhere would be at risk if Haims was set free. Despite Sharons letter, the parole board last month voted to free Haims on or around May 26.
This is not the first time the Cuomo-appointed parole board has faced scrutiny for releasing violent offenders. Over the last few years, they have freed the likes of known cop-killer Herman Bell and convicted domestic terrorist Judith Clark.
Its frustrating to see time and time again this parole board side with criminals, despite the pleas of victims families, said Crouch. The Sharon family should not have to live in fear as their loved ones killer walks free. It is truly disturbing they have continuously showed no regard for victims and their families. Bruce Haims should never see the light of day, and I am calling on the governor to replace this current parole board. Their actions have been inexcusable.