NYACK, N.Y. -- On the heels of outrage from numerous public officials at the possible release of Brinks robbery participant Judith Clark, Senator David Carlucci is urging the New York State Parole Board to reject her plea.
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In a letter to the Parole Board, Carlucci said Clark's "terrorist crimes deserve no special treatment," and asked them to "Please uphold Judith Clark’s original sentence and deny her application for parole."
Nyack Police Officer Waverly Brown, Nyack Police Sgt. Edward O’Grady and Brinks guard Peter Paige were killed during the robbery in 1983. Three others were seriously wounded.
In his statement making the announcement on Friday granting Clark a chance to appear before the Parole Board, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Clark, who was the get-away car driver, received one of the longest sentences of her six co-defendants, the majority of whom are either deceased or no longer in custody.
Clark, 67, who has served 35 of her 75-year sentence, will go before the Parole Board sometime early this year.
"The victims of her acts received no mercy and neither should she. Allowing this murderer back on our streets is a slap in the face of the victims’ families and law enforcement," said Carlucci.
Cuomo said that during her time at Bedford Hills, Clark has maintained a perfect disciplinary record and lives in honor housing. Based on her original sentence, she would be 106 years old before she becomes eligible for parole, leaving her without an opportunity to appear before the parole board during her natural lifetime.