POSTED: 9:34 p.m. HST, Nov 9, 2010
LAST UPDATED: 4:56 a.m. HST, Nov 10, 2010
A Hawaii official says the state will supervise a paroled murderer from Illinois who will move to Oahu next week.
The Hawaii Paroling Authority confirmed that it will be overseeing 33-year-old Justin Boulay's parole when he moves here to be with his wife, said authority Executive Director Max Otani.
Boulay has served the past 12 years at the Danville Correctional Center in Illinois on a first-degree murder conviction. He was found guilty of strangling his former girlfriend, Eastern Illinois University freshman Andrea Will, with a telephone cord in 1998.
Boulay has been cleared for parole on good behavior, after having served half of a 24-year sentence. He will be released Nov. 16, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Boulay is scheduled to arrive sometime next week, Otani said. He is married to an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's medical school.
Otani said Boulay will be required to check in with the Hawaii Paroling Authority, "like any other inmate from out of state."
Boulay was sentenced in May 1999 to 24 years; the judge could have imposed a sentence of anywhere from 20 to 60 years, the Fox Valley Villages Sun in suburban Chicago reported.
Will's mother, Patricia Rosenberg, said at the time that Boulay "got away with murder," according to a report from the Batavia Sun newspaper in Illinois.
Rosenberg told the Sun there was nothing she could do to keep her daughter's killer behind bars.
"I want people to be as outraged as I am," she told the Sun. "It's the only thing I have."