ONEONTA – David Dart, the man convicted of killing Gillian Gibbons in the Oneonta Municipal Parking Lot in 1989, has been denied parole, according to Gillian’s sister, Jennifer Kirkpatrick, who posted the news on The “Justice For Gillian” Facebook page just moments ago.
At a “Justice for Gillian” rally in September, Kirkpatrick rallied friends, community members and state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, to write letters to the parole board urging them to deny him parole.
In a press release, Seward said he and Jill’s family “prayed for this outcome. A cold-blooded killer, who has shown no remorse, needs to stay in prison, and I am pleased that the parole board agreed.”
In addition to letters sent, the Otsego County Board of Representatives added a resolution asking the parole board to deny his release as part of their resolution to support S4354, introduced several times by state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, to increase the time between parole hearing for “violent crimes” from two to five years.
In 1991, Dart, then 29, was sentenced to 25 years to live for second-degree murder after he was found guilty of stabbing Gillian to death on Sept. 12, 1989.