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US serial killer up for parole

2011-12-05 14:02

Sacramento - A California man convicted of hacking to death 25 farm workers four decades ago is up for parole.

Juan Corona was the nation's worst known serial killer after his conviction for killing the farm workers north of Sacramento.

The 77-year-old is up for parole on Monday at Corcoran State Prison. He has been diagnosed with dementia and mental illness.

None of the victims' relatives are expected to attend.

Sutter County District Attorney Carl Adams said that is a sad testament to Corona's crimes. The victims were itinerant farm workers with few known relatives.

Corona was a farm labour contractor.

It was the worst known serial killing spree in the US until John Wayne Gacy jnr was convicted in 1980 of murdering 33 young men and boys in his Chicago home.

Comments
  • Stephen - 2011-12-05 14:07

    I'm sure we could create a government position for him.

      Go - 2011-12-05 14:14

      "He has been diagnosed with dementia and mental illness", sounds like Julius could have found someone he can relate to

      Stephan - 2011-12-05 14:21

      minister of Agriculture ?

  • Bryan - 2011-12-05 14:25

    His Dementia will be his new prison cell.

  • Liesbet - 2011-12-05 15:40

    And then what? Does he have family? If so, then what? Must they now take care of him?

      MissGremlin - 2011-12-05 15:52

      halfway house for parolee's. They help them to find a job, and try fit back in with society. Won't be easy if he is mentally ill. Will probably re-offend and be back in the prison system within 6 months. Just another statistic.

      mal10s - 2011-12-05 18:53

      Also he's 77 years old miss gremlin...

  • an0nthinker - 2012-03-10 11:54

    I think the best thing the US government can do for him after having him for 40yrs, is to keep him. 40yrs in jail and now he's ill. What will happen to him? Better for them to just keep him.

  • Patsy - 2012-03-10 12:13

    A serial killer... Dementia??? And the U S government is thinking of paroling him???? You've got to be joking!!!

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