Stephen Nugent

‘Mario’s Law’ namesake given chance for parole

BY: - May 17, 2023

PROVIDENCE — A Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that 39-year-old Mario Monteiro— the namesake for a law passed by the General Assembly in 2021 known as “Mario’s Law” — can receive a hearing before the Parole Board.  A petition was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Rhode Island earlier this year for […]

The exterior of the Frank Licht Judicial Complex in Providence.

Behind bars for his entire adult life, ‘Mario’s Law’ namesake, 39, seeks chance for parole

BY: - April 13, 2023

PROVIDENCE —  A 39-year-old man sentenced to serve two life sentences in prison for a murder he committed in 2001 when he was 17 years old deserves a chance for early release on parole, his lawyers argued in Providence Superior Court Wednesday. But the state countered that a law that could give Mario Monteiro that […]