Man Who Murdered Teenage Girl Denied Parole
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio– The Ohio Parole Board has rejected a bid for freedom by a Summit County man convicted of murdering a teenage girl, with whom he was obsessed.
The parole board ruled that the release of 42-year-old Shane Partin would create an undue risk to public safety, and would demean the seriousness of his crime.
Partin was convicted in 1999 of stabbing to death 15-year-old Cassandra Blondheim, a fellow volunteer at the Cathedral Buffet, a Cuyahoga Falls restaurant operated by televangelist Ernest Angley.
Investigators say the then 27-year-old Partin was obsessed with Cassandra, a high school sophomore, and killed her because she rejected his advances.
The rejection of Shane Partin’s parole request means that he will remain in prison until at least 2023.
The family of Cassandra Blondheim, which organized an online petition to oppose Partin’s release, issued a statement that reads, “We are very thankful and thrilled about the parole board’s decision, and no doubt Cassandra is smiling from Heaven! A big thank you to all of the people who have signed the petition and prayed throughout this quest in getting justice for Cassandra.”
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