WARREN - Trumbull County's prosecutor is opposing parole for two convicted murderers for the second time in less than two years.
Mark Badilo, 44, an inmate in Richland Correctional Institution, and Jeff McClure, 43, in Chillicothe Correctional, both were turned down for parole in 2011.
Both are scheduled for parole hearings again in January.
Badilo and McClure have served at least 20 years after being convicted of plotting and killing Badilo's brother, Tim, whose body was burned beyond recognition Feb. 24, 1988.
McClure and Badilo were sentenced to 15 years to life on charges of murder, arson, abuse of a corpse and obstruction of justice. Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins had asked in 2011 that both men serve at least 10 more years behind bars.
The charred body of Tim Badilo, 24, formerly of DeForest Road S.E., Weathersfield, was found locked in the trunk of his 1987 Pontiac in a field on Bell Wick Road, Hubbard Township. The car had been torched.
The cause of death had been undetermined for about three years until a material witness surfaced, telling police and prosecutors he was urged to take part in the murder that Badilo planned in order to take over the cleaning business the two brothers operated.
The witness wore a wire to gain admissions on how Badilo was lured to a home and beaten over the head with a pool cue and then strangled before he was stuffed in his own car, remaining there for two to three days before the vehicle was set on fire.
Watkins said the death was originally thought to be a suicide until the witness came forth after reading about the ''cold case'' in the Tribune Chronicle. He told authorities he feared retaliation from McClure and Badilo.
''The brutality of killing one's brother and another's friend is beyond imagination,'' Watkins wrote.
He said the evidence of premeditation in the ''senseless murder'' is overwhelming and the gross abuse of the body of the victim was ''incomprehensible.''
In a letter to the Parole Authority this week, Watkins assured officials the men's guilt was ''proven beyond all doubt and their state of mind at the time of murder established that the crime was committed with premeditation and evinced malice and cruelty.''