[UPDATED] Orange County Prosecutors Oppose Prison Release For Paul Crowder, 1991 Anaheim Prom Night Killer
[Updated at end of this original Sept. 18 post] Paul Crowder has never taken responsibility for getting drunk and murdering Berlyn Cosman, a 17-year-old high school student on her Anaheim prom night in 1991, but he wants a California parole board to vote to release him back into society on Sept. 19.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas this afternoon issued a cautionary press statement opposing the release and dispatched Paul Chrisopoulos, one of his veteran prosecutors, to attend the hearing.
A parole board granted Crowder--who committed the crime at 19, is now 40 and is serving a 15 years to life sentence--release from prison in 2010, but then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took a break from entering his maid to block the move.
In 2011, the parole board again voted to release Crowder and Schwarzenegger's replacement, Jerry Brown, vetoed the move--probably after having the governor's office thoroughly cleaned from the aging, D-level actor's remaining bodily fluids.
We'll update the story after the hearing.
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