William Lavea has been denied parole for the 5th time in the past two years. In March 2011, the now 86-year old was sentenced to 6-18 years in prison for the November 2009 death of Christopher Spack in a high speed drunk driving road rage wreck where he repeatedly rammed Spack’s truck until he sent it spinning into the path of a pickup driven by Bradley Leyburn, who was seriously injured. 16-year old Patrick Walton and a passenger in his vehicle escaped without serious injury.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Diane Adsit said “We are all grateful that the Parole Board has taken our concerns and those of Chris’ family and the public into consideration and is keeping this killer in prison.”
This was Lavea’s second scheduled parole hearing. He was denied parole at his first scheduled hearing in July 2015 and has had three requests for medical parole denied. He will not get another regular hearing until July of 2019; however, he could apply for medical parole again at any time, but would have to prove a significant change in condition for the application to be considered.