West Sac drive-by killer denied parole
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – JUNE 4, 2014 —
The Yolo County District Attorney’s office has announced that Daniel Robinson, a 38-year old from West Sacramento, has been denied parole in his first hearing after 18 years in prison.
Robinson was convicted of second-degree murder in 1996 for killing 16-year old Robert Castro in a gang-related drive-by shooting, said the office of D.A. Jeff Reisig. Robinson and his friends, members of the 29th Street Crips gang, shot Castro because they felt disrespected by the Broderick Boys gang. Castro was on bike at the time.
Castro’s parents and other relatives were at the parole hearing in Salinas Valley Prison, as was Chief Deputy D.A. Jonathan Raven and victim services advocate Silvia Aceves.
Commissioner Perry Turner, ruling against parole, said Robinson continued to have problems with alcohol and violence while in prison, said the D.A.’s office.
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