A Duschene County man sentenced to prison after a fatal shooting will be middle-aged before he gets a chance to appear before the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.
After a paper review, the board set an original hearing for Bruce Silva, 24, for 2037, when he will be nearly 50. That's the average wait for a first hearing for someone convicted of murder.
Silva received a 15 to life term in June after pleading guilty to one first-degree felony count of murder and a second-degree count of aggravated assault. As part of the plea deal, prosecutors dropped seven other charges.