- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man who in his teens was convicted of stabbing a friend to death at a sleepover has been granted parole.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1QqvIxd ) that on Thursday the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole issued a decision that 31-year-old Brookes Colby Shumway will be released on May 24.

Shumway was convicted for the 2000 slaying of 14-year-old Christopher Ray. Shumway was 15 at the time of the killing.

Shumway says Ray had made sexual advances toward him. An autopsy showed the younger boy was stabbed 39 times with a butcher knife and a steak knife.

At his hearing Tuesday, Shumway said he was deeply sorry for killing Ray and that he wished he could go back and change his actions.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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