No parole for man in 1991 killing of 2 Virginia boys

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A man who killed two Virginia Beach boys more than 21 years ago has been denied parole.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the state Parole Board made its decision shortly after Shawn Paul Novak became eligible for parole on July 10. A board administrator said the ruling won’t be officially announced until September, but the victims’ families told the newspaper they’ve been notified about the decision.

Novak is serving a life sentence for the March 1991 murders of 7-year-old Scot Weaver and 9-year-old Daniel Geier. Novak was 16 at the time of the killings.

The victims’ families had spent months lobbying the Parole Board to keep Novak locked up. Tami Weaver, Scot’s mother, says the board received more than 150 letters and more than 2,000 petition signatures opposing Novak’s release.

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