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Calif. man who killed 25 farmworkers denied parole

December 6, 2011 • National News


ADDS DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN – This Nov. 5, 2006 photo provided by the California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation shows convicted murderer Juan Corona. Corona, who once was the nation’s worst known serial killer, is up for parole Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, four decades after the mutilated bodies of 25 farmworkers were unearthed in orchards north of Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/California Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who was once known as the nation’s worst serial killer was again denied parole Monday after he admitted his guilt for the first time before the parole board.

Juan Corona said he murdered and mutilated 25 farmworkers four decades ago because they were trespassing in the orchards north of Sacramento, said Sutter County Assistant District Attorney Jana McClung.

Parole officials decided Corona can try again in five years, McClung said after the two-hour hearing. It was Corona’s seventh bid for parole from Corcoran State Prison.

Corona previously made incriminating statements to a prison Login to read more

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