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PRESS RELEASE

July 2, 2014


PBA president on the parole release of cop-killer Pablo Costello, convicted in the murder of PO David Guttenberg

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said: 

“We are deeply disappointed in the parole release of cop-killer Pablo Costello.  Police Officer David Guttenberg was cut down by Costello and his partner when the officer walked into a store where a robbery was in progress.  Had this criminal been tried today for the same crime he would have likely been given life without the possibility of parole.  Had he been tried a few years earlier, he may have gotten the death penalty.    And while laws of punishment have changed over the years, our belief remains firm that anyone who kills a police officer has forfeited their right to freedom and should remain in prison for the rest of their lives.”

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