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Joshua Horein Teen Killer Murders Classmate

Joshua Horein

Joshua Horein was sixteen years old from New York State when he beat to death a classmate to death. According to court documents Joshua Horein would beat to death Amber Brockway a fellow student at a Watkins Glen high school. This teen killer would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to twenty years to life. Joshua Horein would be up for parole in 2021 however it was denied. Joshua has never given a motive for the brutal murder

Joshua Horein 2023 Information

DIN (Department Identification Number)01B0816  

Inmate Name HOREIN, JOSHUA J  

Sex MALE  

Date of Birth 07/28/1984  

Race / Ethnicity WHITE  

Custody Status IN CUSTODY  

Housing / Releasing Facility FISHKILL  

Date Received (Original)04/09/2001  

Date Received (Current)04/09/2001  

Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT  

County of Commitment SCHUYLER

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For the third time, the state Parole Board has denied early release for a Watkins Glen man convicted of killing a classmate when he was a teenager.

Joshua Horein, now 36, was 16 when he bludgeoned 15-year-old Amber Brockway to death in August 2000. 

Horein pleaded guilty to second-degree murder three days before he was set to go to trial in April 2001. Then-Schuyler County Judge J.C. Argetsinger sentenced him to 20 years to life in prison.

Based on the sentence, Horein was due to be eligible for parole in 2020, but he was granted an early hearing in October 2019 under the state’s Limited Credit Time Allowance provision, which gives some inmates an opportunity to apply for parole early if they meet certain criteria.

The Parole Board denied Horein’s bid for early release following that hearing, as it did after a subsequent hearing in the summer of 2020.

He wasn’t due for another hearing until 2022, but the Parole Board granted him another hearing in March based on procedural issues with the hearing held last year.

The Schuyler County District Attorney’s Office was notified Friday that the board held that hearing and voted again to reject Horein’s bid for early release.

“For the third time in less than two years the New York State Parole Board has denied Joshua Horein’s application for parole,” said Schuyler County District Attorney Joseph Fazzary, who prosecuted Horein following Brockway’s murder.

“On behalf of Amber Brockway’s family and friends, and the Schuyler County community, I thank the board for its decision to keep Mr. Horein behind bars,” Fazzary said. “His murder of Amber was brutal and devastated the quaint Village of Watkins Glen. He should not be rewarded with early release. The board obviously made the right decision and we are thankful for that.”

Horein, who is serving his sentence at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, New York, will be eligible for another parole hearing in 2022.

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