Man who killed two women in Pelham apartment 36 years ago released on parole

A man who killed two women in a Pelham apartment building 36 years ago was paroled and released from Green Haven Correctional Facility on Monday, said the Westchester Rockland Journal News in an article Wednesday. Paul Leon was 16 when he commited the crimes.

Leon was released following his first parole interview in July, said the Journal News. That interview happened after Westchester County Judge George Fufidio resentenced Leon in June to 18 years to life for each killing. That took 14 years off the sentence imposed when he was convicted of second-degree murder, the paper said.

According to the Journal News, Leon fatally stabbed and beat 83-year-old Lois Feraca and her 49 year-old daughter Theresa Carbone in Feraca’s 17 Fifth Ave. apartment on July 27, 1986.

Fufidio resentenced Leon because the judge in the original case had not taken into account Leon’s age in light of U.S. Supreme Court rulings on sentences for those under 18, said the Journal News.