LIMA — People are invited to speak out on the parole hearing scheduled next month for a man convicted of killing a Bath High School student nearly 30 years ago.
The Block Parole Inc. site about the release of the killers of Ryan Young may be accessed at blockparole.com/ryan-young.
Young was murdered by Richard Joseph and Jose Bulerin on June 26, 1990. Nine days later, his body was found buried in a stone quarry. Joseph and Bulerin were arrested and charged with Young’s murder.
Bulerin, who is up for parole in March, agreed to testify against his co-defendant in exchange for a plea deal that would allow him to avoid the death penalty. He was convicted of aggravated murder and received a 20-year to life sentence as part of a plea agreement.
In 2005 a federal judge overturned Joseph’s death sentence based on a misplaced word in an indictment, making him immediately eligible for parole.
“Placing either of these two vicious killers back on the streets would be a complete injustice to Ryan Young and his family and would place the community in imminent danger,” according to Block Parole Inc. “Based on the brutal and callous nature of their crimes, we believe Bulerin and Joseph should be required to serve their full life sentences.”
Bulerin, 68, is incarcerated at Richland Correctional Institution. He was admitted May 3, 1991. People can send a statement to the Ohio Parole Board, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, 4545 Fisher Road, Suite D, Columbus, OH 43228. People should include his name, Jose Bulerin, and number, A239767, on correspondence.
Joseph, 48, is incarcerated at Richland Correctional Institution. He was admitted Feb. 5, 1991. His next parole board hearing is March 2025, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s offender website.
Residents may also add their names to the petition to keep Bulerin and Joseph behind bars at the BlockParole.com website.