Victim(s), Age: James Patrick Zappalorti, 44
Location: New York City, New York
Staten Island - Charleston
Date of incident: January 22, 1990
Reason for incident: Perceived to be gay
Perpetrator(s), Age: Phillip Sarlo, 26
Michael Taylor, 20
Fled to Florida and was not arrested until February 18, 1990
Sentenced to 18 years to life
He died in prison in 1997, age 33
Arrested January 24, 1990
Sentenced to 23 years to life
November, 2012: Denied parole
Parole Board: "Your brutal, merciless and hate-filled actions against your unarmed and restrained victim because of his sexual orientation... clearly demonstrates the extreme danger you pose to society.
October, 2014: Denied parole
Parole Board: "Your release... is not compatible with the welfare of society, and therefore parole is denied."
October, 2016: Denied parole
Parole Board: "This panel remains concerned about your violent and senseless actions in causing the death of another person and your continued poor compliance with DOCCS rules. Accordingly, discretionary release at this time is not warranted."
He will be eligible for parole again in October of 2018