CT Parole Board reduces Norwalk man's prison sentence by 20 years
A convicted murderer from Norwalk will get 20 years shaved off his prison sentence.
The Connecticut Parole Board granted Victor Smalls' request Thursday.
Smalls was 16 when he helped kill Edgar Sanchez at the Monterey Village housing complex in 2007.
A judge sentenced him to 45 years in prison.
Thursday's move makes Smalls eligible for release next year.
"I don't know if I would ever do enough to gain the forgiveness from the family, but I will do all in my power, for the rest of my life, to try," said Smalls.
Sanchez's sister asked for Smalls to serve the full sentence.
Smalls' co-defendant was released two years ago.