• California board OKs parole of ex-Mexican Mafia killer

    23 days ago - By Bésame

    By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO - California parole officials have approved the release of a notorious former Mexican Mafia prison gang leader who has been cooperating with law enforcement for nearly 20 years.
    Two consecutive governors previously blocked parole for Rene “Boxer” Enriquez in part based on the argument that he is safer in prison than on the streets, where he may be targeted as a snitch by his old cronies.
    “They can't deny him parole based on, ‘He might be in danger.' That's kind of his risk to take,” his attorney, Laura Sheppard, said Tuesday.
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