San Francisco’s District Attorney Chesa Boudin praised a New York parole board Tuesday after his father, former Weather Underground radical David Gilbert, was granted parole after serving 40 years for his position in a lethal 1981 Brink’s theft that resulted within the killings of a guard and two law enforcement officials. 

Gilbert, 76, turned eligible for parole after his 75 years-to-life sentence was shortened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August, hours earlier than he left workplace. The New York State corrections division introduced that the inmate stood earlier than the parole board earlier this month for last approval.

The resolution to grant Gilbert parole got here after a lobbying marketing campaign on his behalf however was met with critics who say justice has not been served.

Boudin, who was 14 months outdated when his father and mom, Kathy Boudin, who was additionally imprisoned in connection to the heist, stated in an announcement obtained by the Associated Press that he’s “grateful to the Parole Board and to everyone who ha supported my father” throughout his time in jail.

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 1981, file photo, law officials escort a handcuffed David Gilbert, second from left, from Rockland County Court in New City, N.Y. Former Weather Underground radical David Gilbert has been granted parole after decades in prison for his role in a fatal 1981 Brink’s robbery north of New York City. (AP Photo/David Handschuh, File)

FILE – In this Nov. 23, 1981, file photograph, legislation officers escort a handcuffed David Gilbert, second from left, from Rockland County Court in New City, N.Y. Former Weather Underground radical David Gilbert has been granted parole after a long time in jail for his position in a deadly 1981 Brink’s theft north of New York City. (AP Photo/David Handschuh, File)
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“I’m thinking about the other children affected by this crime and want to make sure that nothing I do or say further upsets the victims’ families,” the assertion learn. “Their loved ones will never be forgotten. And I am thinking of the other people inside who have worked so hard to transform their lives and hope one day to return home.”

Cuomo stated Gilbert’s convictions “were related to an incident in which he was the driver, not the murderer” and stated Gilbert was unarmed in the course of the theft, LoHud.com reported. 

Chesa Boudin attends an editorial board meeting at the San Francisco Chronicle in 2019. (Photo By Liz Hafalia/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Chesa Boudin attends an editorial board assembly on the San Francisco Chronicle in 2019. (Photo By Liz Hafalia/The San Francisco Chronicle by way of Getty Images)
(Photo By Liz Hafalia/The San Francisco Chronicle by way of Getty Images)

Ed Day, Rockland County government, known as the parole a “cruel and unjust slap in the face to the families” of these killed.

“Former Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Parole Board should be ashamed for allowing this domestic terrorist to walk free on our streets,” Day stated. “There’s no reason that David Gilbert should not have to face the full consequences of his heinous crimes, no matter how much time has passed.” 

Chesa Boudin shown with his father David Gilbert in the maximum security prison where he is serving her sentence for the killing of a Brinks guard and two police officers during a robbery by the radical group, The Weather Underground. (Photo by Ralf-Finn Hestoft/Corbis via Getty Images)

Chesa Boudin proven along with his father David Gilbert within the most safety jail the place he’s serving her sentence for the killing of a Brinks guard and two law enforcement officials throughout a theft by the novel group, The Weather Underground. (Photo by Ralf-Finn Hestoft/Corbis by way of Getty Images)
(Photo by Ralf-Finn Hestoft/Corbis by way of Getty Images)

Michael Paige, the son of the Brinks guard Peter Paige, informed LoHud.com that the approaching launch makes him “sick.”

The paper reported that Gilbert is predicted to be freed on Nov. 30 or earlier.

Gilbert and different former members of the Weather Underground, a militant group that grew out of the anti-Vietnam War motion, had joined with members of the Black Liberation Army within the Oct. 20, 1981, theft. They stole $1.6 million in money from an armored automotive exterior the Nanuet Mall close to the Hudson River group of Nyack.

Boudin was raised by his dad and mom’ Weather Underground compatriots, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

He ran a progressive marketing campaign for San Francisco district lawyer in 2019 during which he stated visiting his dad and mom in jail confirmed him the prison justice system was damaged.

The Associated Press contributed to this report