EAST NORTHPORT - A Long Island man who murdered his newlywed wife 26 years ago is once again up for parole.
Matthew Solomon strangled his wife of two months, Lisa Weaver, during an argument in their Huntington Station apartment. He then put her body in a garbage bag and dumped it on the side of the road. Solomon told the public she disappeared and led police on a fake search, until her body was found six days later and he admitted to murder.
Solomon was sentenced to 18 years to life behind bars.
Diane Weaver, Lisa's mother, says she and other family members recently returned from Albany, where they urged the state parole board to deny Solomon's bid to be released from prison. Weaver says she visits her daughter at the cemetery every day, and feels the same level of anger today that she did nearly three decades ago.
"He devastated our family," says Weaver.
A decision by the parole board is expected by mid-September.
For an interview with Lisa Weaver's mother, Diane, watch the video to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.