Originally published on Advocate.com November 09 2007 12:00 AM ET
Jon Buice, one of
10 teens convicted in a fatal gay-bashing attack on
Paul Broussard in 1991, has been denied parole.
According to a
report in the Houston Chronicle, Andy Kahan,
director of the Mayor's Crime Victims Office, and the
victim's mother want Buice to serve at least 27 years behind
bars, one for each year of Broussard's life. "We're thankful
the parole board saw fit to deny parole to someone who
has not served half of his sentence," said Kahan.
"We'll be back in 2009 to continue the battle."
attack on Broussard shocked the gay community. Yet a noted
gay activist, Ray Hill, said Buice deserves to be released.
Hill, a prisoners' rights advocate, said he has grown
to know Buice during the past 14 years through letter
writing and visits in prison. Hill has said he will
teach Buice radio work and plans to turn over his radio
show, the long-running Prison Show on KPFT-FM,
to Buice when he leaves prison.
beaten and stabbed to death outside a Montrose-area
nightclub in Houston. Most of the others convicted in the
attack have been released on parole or were sentenced
to only probation. (The Advocate)