Posted: Aug 1, 2013 8:30 AM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
HELENA - The Montana Board of Pardons & Parole has denied the release of 21-year-old convicted murderer Sebastian Olivares-Coster.
Shooting victims and their families were relieved to hear that the request was denied for the Helena man who shot three teenage boys in 2009, killing one.
Olivares-Coster is serving three life sentences in the Montana State Prison for the deliberate homicide of 16-year-old Cory Andrewski and two counts of attempted deliberate homicide of Joey Wohlers and Kahner Leary.
It was four years ago that the boys were lured to a Helena hillside by Olivares-Coster who then shot each of them several times, leaving them for dead.
Andrewski's mother Jodi Anderson appeared before the parole board. She said she wants to make sure he never gets out.
"And we'll continue to show up. I think I can speak on behalf of myself and the other families. We'll continue to show up to make sure this doesn't happen. I think one of the boys put it very well is that he was a coward that he didn't show up," Anderson said.
Olivares-Coster waived his right to appear at the parole hearing.
His original sentence by Judge McCarter wouldn't allow his parole eligibility for 60 years, but because federal law supersedes state law, anyone under the age of 18 must be made eligible for parole immediately.
Olivares-Coster won't be eligible for parole again until 2019.