Juvenile Killer Barry Massey To Be Released in 2016

Barry Massey was the youngest person sentenced to life in prison without parole in the United States. Now he will go free.

That decision was announced Thursday by Washington’s Indeterminate Sentencing Review Board.

In 1987, Massey and an older accomplice stabbed and shot to death Steilacoom Marina owner Paul Wang. Massey was just 13 at the time. Now, after nearly 30 years behind bars, Massey will be released on February 16, 2016.

His release follows a U.S. Supreme Court decision that outlawed mandatory life without parole for juveniles.

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By Austin Jenkins June 4, 2015