By Maria Cramer
August 6, 2014
The state Parole Board has for the second time agreed to release a 36-year-old man convicted of a murder committed as a juvenile, cheering advocates of shorter sentences but dismaying prosecutors and the victim’s family.
Anthony Rolon, who was 17 when he stabbed a 20-year-old man to death in 1996, should be released after spending one year in a lower security prison, the board said Wednesday in a 6-0 decision. Members said they were impressed with his good conduct in prison, the programs he joined as an inmate, and the remorse he showed for the slaying of Robert Botelho Jr. in New Bedford.