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Man convicted in 1975 beating death at NCSU paroled

May 14, 2019 GMT

A pair of North Carolina men sentenced to life sentences for first-degree murders committed when they were teenagers will soon be free on parole.

The state parole commission said Monday it will release 41-year-old Joshua Gibson on July 1. No date was given for 61-year-old Gary Goldman’s parole.

Goldman was 16 when he used a metal pipe to bludgeon 24-year-old Elizabeth “Betsy” Parks Rosenberg to death. Parks was leaving North Carolina State University’s library when Goldman tried to take her purse in 1975.

Gibson was 15 when he leaned out of a pickup in Mecklenburg County and shot a man arguing with his friend about a woman. Gibson tracked the wounded Travis Runyan into woods and shot him in the head at close range in 1993.