• Petitioned VIrginia Dept of Corrections Parole Board

This petition was delivered to:

VIrginia Dept of Corrections Parole Board
Mayor of Virginia Beach
Mayor Sessoms

Keep child murderer SHAWN PAUL NOVAK incarcerated for life

    1. Gin Stafford
    2. Petition by

      Gin Stafford

      Metairie, LA

In 1991 Shawn Paul Novak brutally murdered 2 little boys Daniel Grier and Scot Weaver ages 7 and 9. Shawn had a history of murdering neighbor's pets for fun (by his own admission) and moved to the kids (whom he babysat for) in the 'natural' progression of a serial killer. He even helped search for these kids and walked police right over where he had hidden them!


Shawn has been allowed to live his life, taking college courses and even getting married while incarcerated. The families of these kids never got the same oportunities for their children. Please support the petition to keep Shawn in jail until the day he dies as monsters like this do not belong on the streets.


 For more information and for Shawn's inmate info, please see this link: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/07/families-face-parole-hearing-ordeal-va-beach-case

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Please continue to post this widely...

      Gin Stafford
      Petition Organizer

      Everyone has done a great job in signing and sharing this petition, however we still need more signatures (as many as we can get) and I'm having to take a bit of a hiatus todeal with the death in my family and to recover from surgery. So please help this petition along, share it on groups, friend's timelines, your own websites. It is impertaive that we keep this monster of the streets and protect the innocent.

      I will be checking how the petition is growing but as far as my usual amount of activity on the interwebs, I just need to deal with all of this saddness.

      Thank you again for allowing yourselves to remember the brutal actions of this monster and for honoring the lives of those two prescious little boys

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. Geting really close

      Gin Stafford
      Petition Organizer

      We are almost at our goal! The response to the call for signatures to keep this animal in jail has been incredible! We need your help to push to our goal. Please share the link below widely and ask your friends to sign. No one was there to protect Daniel and Scot that afternon in 1991 but we can help protect their families and their memories by keeping this sick monster behind bars where he belongs.

      Thank you!

    5. Reached 50 signatures
    6. Half way there!

      Gin Stafford
      Petition Organizer

      Hey everyone! Thank you for signing tte petition! We are just shy of the half way mark for the amount of signatures we need in less than 24 hours! Please be sure to share the petition widely so we can keep this monster of the streets!

      Thank you so much for your support!

    7. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Karen Cilley ISLESBORO, ME
      • about 2 years ago

      I also have children and one less crazy on our streets!

    • Kelli Johnson ISLESBORO, ME
      • about 2 years ago

      I lived just a few doors over from Shawn and his family and went to school with him, he was just under a year older than me. I saw the disgusting things he did first hand with family and stray pets. I saw the demented things he drew in art class. For the families of those two little angelic boys my heart aches every day at the though of what hell he had and now will continue yearly to put them through if he does not make parole. This does not hardly seem fair or just for them to continually open wounds to keep him where he belongs. And for the woman who married him.......may God bless her soul if she has children.........

    • Tammy Kipf CHEYENNE, WY
      • about 2 years ago

      As a mother of 4 kids, I would be horrified if my child's killer was EVER set free. Personally I believe that if you are proven to take a life, yours is offered (in other words DEATH PENALTY)

    • Jessica Masaki KANEOHE, HI
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I knew one of the boys murdered and their mother.

    • Cheryl Davis MONTGOMERY, AL
      • about 2 years ago

      The crime was extremely heinous. The families lost two innocent young boys to his heinous criminals actions. I do not believe that someone who has committed a crime this horrible could be rehabilitated enough to not be a menace to society. We do not want to be subject to Shawn Paul Novak being free to commit further crimes. He is a menace to society.


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