A Zanesville man convicted in the murder of a 5-year-old area girl will stay in prison.
Whiz News has learned that Billy Joe Shafer has been denied parole in the aggravated murder of Sara West. The Ohio Parole Board held a hearing for Shafer Thursday.
Board Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says Shafer was denied parole and will have to wait until 2020 to have another hearing.
Smith says the decision was actually a recommendation and won’t be final for a couple of days. It...