(Montgomery Times Herald) Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, joined by state lawmakers and Gary Gregory, the brother of murder victim Ellen Robb, said the state parole board broke the law when they refused to allow the victim’s family to appear at parole hearings.

Now, the parole board has agreed to hear the pleas of friends and family members of Ellen Robb, whose murderer, Rafael Robb, is scheduled to be freed from prison on Jan. 28.

During a late-day press conference at the Montgomery County Detectives’ Bureau training room, the group explained how the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP) violated the law when the granted Robb parole before hearing from members of the family.

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