Stories tagged with: Billy Joe Shafer

January 1, 2010 - 3:51pm
4 years 28 weeks ago


The father of a convicted murder is speaking out to keep his son behind bars.

Danny Shafer is the father of Billy Joe Shafer. On Feburary 14th, 1993,  Billy Joe Shafer brutally raped, tortured and murdered Sara West,5, in her Zanesville home.  With Billy's parole hearing coming up in early February, the West family is holding a rally this Sunday at 2 pm at the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Hall Off Route 60 to honor Sara and send a message to the parole...

December 16, 2009 - 6:18pm
4 years 31 weeks ago

A Zanesville grandmother is doing everything in her power to keep a convicted killer behind bars.

Shirley West has been asking the public to send letters to D.R.C Victim's Services in Columbus before Billy Joe Shafer's parole hearing in January.

She says the response has been wonderful.

"It makes you feel good when you know that there's that many people that support you, " says West.

West also plans to hold a rally January 3rd. There will be a special guest...

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