[UPDATED with Damian Denial:] Johnnie Earl Moore and Marco Antonio Damian, Convicted OC Killers, Face Parole Boards
. . . on denials, that is.
Like they did with convicted killer Johnnie Earl Moore, the Board of Parole Hearings, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations denied the parole yesterday of La Habra gang banger Marco Antonio Damian.
The 41-year-old's lack of credibility and spotty record of prison behavior contributed to the board's decision that he remain locked up, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA), whose Senior Deputy District Attorney Paul Chrisopoulos appeared before the panel to argue for Damian's continued incarceration.
Currently being held at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison in Blythe for his role in the shooting-murder of a rival gang member in 1991, Damian will next be eligible for a parole hearing in 2018.
Also, I forgot to mention in yesterday's item on Moore's parole denial that he'll next be eligible for a parole hearing in 2014.
UPDATE, JUNE 22, 3:02 P.M.: The parole board's decision on Johnnie Earl Moore is out: parole denied!
Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney Susan Price read a letter to the panel from the daughter of Bulmaro Amaya, who Moore shot and killed, and sister of Mario Amaya, who as a 3-year-old lying next to his father was permanently paralyzed by one of Moore's bullets that night in 1977.
The woman, who was an infant sleeping in another room when Moore murdered her father, wrote that as a result of the killer's actions, she is now financially responsible for her mother and brother. According to a statement from the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA):
She said that her brother has described that, after he was shot in the neck, he just lay in the bed next to his dead father. She asked the court to imagine being a 3-year-old child, bleeding from the neck, knowing your father was dying next to you and unable to help you. She asked the court to think of her mother, who had to watch her husband and 3-year-old son being rushed into the hospital where she worked as a nurse.