SALT LAKE CITY -- A 33-year-old man who has been in prison half of his life for killing a small boy in 1996 is asking to be released on parole.
The Deseret News reports that Alexander Bybee told a parole board Tuesday that he's a good man who will be a thriving member of society if released.
Bybee told the board that he pulled the arm of 6-year-old Lance Guevarra after they got into an argument over a video game. The then 16-year-old says he feared the boy's father would kill him, so he strangled the boy to death and hid the body.
The body was found in a shallow grave the next year after Bybee confessed. The two lived in a mostly-polygamous town of Big Water near the Utah-Arizona state line.
A parole board hasn't made a decision yet.