A California parole board has once again denied parole for one of the three men convicted in a crime that remains one of Chowchilla’s most notorious.
In early February, 1969, Russell Obremski went on an alcohol-fueled murder spree that left two women dead, one a pregnant mother of five. Sentenced to 20 years for the murder, Obremski was out in five months. It would be only a few months later that Obremski would inevitably break down and have a beer, with horrible consequences.
An agreement was announced in a California court Friday in the case of Sara Kruzan, 35, who was sentenced to life without parole at age 17 for killing her abusive pimp. Under the agreement–which was a long time in the making–Sara is now convicted of second-degree murder with a sentence of 19 years to life.
Am Oklahoma woman who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for selling a small amount of cannabis has been released on parole. In 2010, Patricia Spottedcrow was sentenced to 12 years in prison after selling $31 of marijuana to an undercover officer.
A three-person board unanimously decided to deny Michael Skakel parole Wednesday, in what was his first parole hearing. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of killing his neighbor Martha Moxley with a gold club in 1975, when they were both 15. Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, was sentenced to 20 years to life.