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December 6, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Juan Corona, convicted of killing 25 migrant workers in California some four decades ago, was again denied parole Monday. The California Board of Parole Hearings turned down the seventh parole request of Corona, now 77 and diagnosed with dementia. He is not eligible for another parole hearing for five years, authorities said. Corona is serving 25 concurrent terms of 25 years to life at Corcoran State Prison. First convicted in 1973, he won a new trial in 1978 and was re-convicted on all charges in 1982.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Juan Corona, convicted of killing 25 migrant workers in California some four decades ago, was again denied parole Monday. The California Board of Parole Hearings turned down the seventh parole request of Corona, now 77 and diagnosed with dementia. He is not eligible for another parole hearing for five years, authorities said. Corona is serving 25 concurrent terms of 25 years to life at Corcoran State Prison. First convicted in 1973, he won a new trial in 1978 and was re-convicted on all charges in 1982.
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August 31, 1993 | Associated Press
Parole was denied Monday for Juan Corona, convicted of the murders of 25 itinerant farm workers more than two decades ago. A three-member parole board told Corona "you pose an unreasonable risk and danger to others if you were granted parole." As a result, Corona will not be eligible for another parole hearing for five years. As he has in the past, Corona denied committing the murders.
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March 16, 1999 | MARK ARAX and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Inmates from Corcoran State Prison's security housing unit invaded a recreation yard for the prison's most notorious and protected inmates last weekend, beating up mass murderer Juan Corona, smashing Charles Manson's beloved guitar and leaving staff to cope with the latest in a string of security breaches. Corona, 65, the killer of 25 farm workers who is sick and suffering from dementia, sustained minor injuries, along with three other inmates, according to official reports.
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July 26, 1990 | From the Associated Press
Juan Corona, convicted of hacking to death 25 migrant farm workers nearly two decades ago, plans to admit the grisly crimes for the first time next week before the state parole board, his lawyer said Wednesday. "He indicated that he is going to be willing to talk about it," said Don Condren, who will represent Corona at his parole hearing next Wednesday. "At least he was when I spoke with him three weeks ago.
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August 2, 1990 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A stony-faced Juan Corona, in prison for murdering 25 farm laborers, lost his third bid for freedom in a parole hearing Wednesday and returned to his prison routine with the motive for the mass murders two decades ago still a mystery. The Board of Prison Terms deliberated only half an hour before finding that Corona, 56, remains a danger to society.
NEWS
August 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
Juan Corona, convicted of slashing to death 25 farm workers, was denied parole Thursday for the fourth time by a board that said he suffers from Alzheimer's disease and remains fascinated by knives. Corona, 64, has been disciplined four times since his last parole hearing in 1993, including once for carrying scissors and another time for taping an Exacto blade to his toothbrush.
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March 16, 1999 | MARK ARAX and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Inmates from Corcoran State Prison's security housing unit invaded a recreation yard for the prison's most notorious and protected inmates last weekend, beating up mass murderer Juan Corona, smashing Charles Manson's beloved guitar and leaving staff to cope with the latest in a string of security breaches. Corona, 65, the killer of 25 farm workers who is sick and suffering from dementia, sustained minor injuries, along with three other inmates, according to official reports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1994
Five people were charged Friday in connection with two bank robberies, including one in San Pedro in which a security guard was killed and another in Los Angeles in which a guard was shot in the back. Four men and one woman are accused in the July 20 robbery of the Home Bank in San Pedro and the July 26 robbery of the Gilmore Bank in Los Angeles. Security guard Juan Corona was shot and killed at the San Pedro bank. Gabriel Gomez, a guard at the Gilmore Bank at 6291 W. 3rd St.
NATIONAL
August 15, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
An Alabama man has received a 624-year prison sentence for kidnapping, rape and sodomy.   It's not the first time an Alabama judge has handed down a sentence longer than a human's life expectancy.  The longest jail sentence in the U.S. for a single count was issued in Alabama in 1981 when Dudley Wayne Kyzer of Tuscaloosa received 10,000 years for killing his wife, according to the Alabama state website. He also killed his mother-in-law and a college student, for which he received two additional life sentences.
NEWS
August 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
Juan Corona, convicted of slashing to death 25 farm workers, was denied parole Thursday for the fourth time by a board that said he suffers from Alzheimer's disease and remains fascinated by knives. Corona, 64, has been disciplined four times since his last parole hearing in 1993, including once for carrying scissors and another time for taping an Exacto blade to his toothbrush.
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August 31, 1993 | Associated Press
Parole was denied Monday for Juan Corona, convicted of the murders of 25 itinerant farm workers more than two decades ago. A three-member parole board told Corona "you pose an unreasonable risk and danger to others if you were granted parole." As a result, Corona will not be eligible for another parole hearing for five years. As he has in the past, Corona denied committing the murders.
NEWS
August 2, 1990 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A stony-faced Juan Corona, in prison for murdering 25 farm laborers, lost his third bid for freedom in a parole hearing Wednesday and returned to his prison routine with the motive for the mass murders two decades ago still a mystery. The Board of Prison Terms deliberated only half an hour before finding that Corona, 56, remains a danger to society.
NEWS
July 26, 1990 | From the Associated Press
Juan Corona, convicted of hacking to death 25 migrant farm workers nearly two decades ago, plans to admit the grisly crimes for the first time next week before the state parole board, his lawyer said Wednesday. "He indicated that he is going to be willing to talk about it," said Don Condren, who will represent Corona at his parole hearing next Wednesday. "At least he was when I spoke with him three weeks ago.
NEWS
June 24, 1987
Juan Corona, who has served 14 years in prison for the 1971 killings of 25 migrant farm workers near Yuba City, was denied parole for the second time. State Board of Pardons spokesman Edmund Tong said Corona was an "unreasonable risk to the public." The three-member board, meeting at Soledad Prison, cited Corona's "horrendous homicides, the evidence of extensive premeditation and inexplicable motive" as reasons for keeping him behind bars.
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