PROSECUTERS BANNED FROM KILLERS PAROLE HEARING

PROSECUTERS BANNED FROM KILLERS PAROLE HEARING

PROSECUTERS BANNED FROM KILLERS PAROLE HEARING

A gang member and double murderer convicted in the shooting and killing of two teenagers at a party in Los Angeles more than thirty years ago was found to be suitable for parole by the state at a hearing on Wednesday, a hearing that prosecutors weren’t allowed to attend as part of new District Attorney George Gascón’s reforms.

Howard Elwin Jones has been imprisoned at San Quentin state prison since 1991 for the December 1988 shooting and killing of 18-year-old Chris Baker and another boy at a party in Rowland Heights.

Baker’s family tells FOX 11 that Jones, an active gang member at the time who was just hours away from his 18th  birthday, showed up to the party armed with a gun, and confronted a boy who was wearing a red Santa hat, which he had interpreted as a symbol of the bloods gang.

“The boy said, please don’t shoot me, and started to walk away,” said Dianne Baker-Taylor, Baker’s sister. “And that’s when Mr. Jones fired at him, and the rowed dispersed and as they dispersed, my brother, in the chaos, ended up running alongside [the boy], and they both died as a result of their injuries.”

Baker-Taylor tells FOX 11 that Jones was initially sentenced to 45 years to life for the two murders, but after Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 260 into law in 2013, he became eligible for parole much sooner.

BANNED BY THE DA HIMSELF

“To not have that today made a huge difference, we felt like we were on our own little island,” Baker-Taylor said.

The California Department of Corrections told FOX 11:

“Howard Elwin Jones was granted parole suitability today by the Board of Parole Hearings at his 3rd hearing. Jones is eligible for youth offender parole. The proposal is not final. Grants of parole suitability are subject to a 120 day review period.”

“I’m extremely frustrated and angry,” Baker-Taylor said. “How do you put a price on human life? Let alone two human lives! This guy can go free after killing to people and have a life and he still gets to talk to his family? No, I’m not cool with that at all.”

In response, Gascón’s office tells FOX 11 that the prosecutor’s involvement in a case ends at sentencing, and that San Quentin has the best rehabilitative programs in the state.

“In any case where any individual committed a crime as a 17-year-old, the Parole Board will take into consideration the fact that a teenager’s behavioral and cognitive abilities were not fully developed when he committed the crime,” said Alex Bastian, a special advisor to George Gascón. “After more than three decades in prison, it is likely that the Parole Board has determined that this individual is not the same person as when he was 17.”

JONES HAD A PUBLIC DEFENDER AND NO REMORSE

But Baker-Taylor told FOX 11 that Jones showed no remorse at the hearing on Wednesday, and had his own public defender with him, while the family had nobody.

“It’s isolating, you feel alone, you don’t feel like you have anybody in your corner,” she said.

“The victim’s voice needs to be heard,” L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told FOX 11

Sheriff Villanueva sent Gascón a letter on Wednesday, notifying him that he will begin sending LASD detectives to parole hearings as long as Gascón keeps blocking his own prosecutors from attending them.

DAWG SAYS: PEOPLE CANNOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE DISTRICT ATTY’S OFFICE, THEY ELECTED THIS DIPSHIT GASCON AND CONTINUE TO ELECT PEOPLE LIKE HIM.

AND HIS START WAS IN SAN FRANCISCO WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?


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1 Comment

  1. jhsniwe

    Why does California appear to be the focus of all the crazies seeking power?

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