The man convicted of beating a Massachusetts teenager to death three decades ago, has been denied parole.
Rod Matthews was found guilty of beating classmate Shaun Ouillette with a baseball bat in Canton back in 1986, when they were both 14.
Ouillette's body was found weeks later in some woods off Pleasant Street.
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Since his death, Ouillette's family has made it their mission to make sure Matthews, who is serving a life sentence, never goes free.
On Tuesday, Matthews was denied a parole request for the third time.
"I almost could breathe," said Shaun Ouillette's mother, Jeanne Quinn. "I felt a big weight had fallen right off of my chest."
Quinn said 1986 is a year she's constantly reliving.
"I'm not going to sit by quietly. I am the only voice that Shaun has," Quinn said.
Matthews has another chance to apply in five years.