A convicted killer Sam Ayala who was granted parole after 43 years in prison over the protests of victims was let go even though he admitted that he committed a double rape and murder because he hated women. One of the Parole Board commissioners who ruled on his release, Tana Agostini, is married to a convicted murderer.
“I was a young man. I got to the point that I didn’t like women for the reason that I was treated when I was a young kid, especially by my mother, when I was 12 years old,” killer Sam Ayala said at a July 20 hearing, according to records obtained by The Post.
At his Parole Board hearing, Ayala described his feelings on the night that he participated in a 1977 home invasion in the Westchester town of South Salem, in which he raped and killed victims Bonnie Minter and Sheila Watson in front of their four kids, ages 3 to 6, who were on a play date.
One of the victims’ sons, Jason Minter, told The Post on Wednesday, “There’s now nothing you can do in New York to get a life sentence. The state failed to protect us. The state failed to protect my mother’s memory. We got victimized again.”