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Killer of San Diego officer in 1978 up for parole again under juvenile-offender law

Killer of San Diego officer in 1978 up for parole again under juvenile-offender law

For the second time in 16 months, a onetime gang member convicted in the 1978 killing of San Diego Police Officer Archie Buggs is set for a parole hearing. The hearing will again be held under a new state law that makes it easier for inmates sentenced for crimes committed as juveniles to be freed. In April 2014, a parole panel recommended that Jesus Cecena be granted parole under SB 260, which allows such panels to give "great weight to the diminished culpability of juveniles." The panel noted that Cecena, despite early involvement with a prison gang, has become a model prisoner and has offers of jobs and community support if freed. But in September that recommendation...

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