Billy Shafer Denied Parole in 1993 Murder of Sara West

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The family of a 5 year old murder victim from 1993 is breathing a sign of relief this evening as Billy Shafer has been denied parole. 5 year old Sara West’s grandmother, Shirley West, says that Shafer will not be eligible for parole again for another ten years. West says that the over 33,000 people who have signed her petition since the 1990s helped deliver an early Christmas present to her family this year. The West Family is thrilled by the news and thankful not only for their own safety; but for the safety of the entire community.

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