OC Register, "Governor revokes parole for prom night killer"
Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a ruling last year to grant parole to Paul Crowder, who is serving a 15-years-to-life sentence for the second-degree murder of Berlyn Cosman, then 17, as she celebrated her prom night in Anaheim. Brown said in a letter that Crowder does not "understand or accept responsibility for his actions" and "poses a danger to society if released." The Orange County DA and Cosman's sister, Morgan Cosman Kelly, said they will petition the governor to reverse a separate finding by a second parole board that Crowder is suitable for parole. Kelly is represented under Marsy's Law by attorney and former Asst. DA Todd Spitzer. - HTN Foundation
Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a state board's decision last year granting parole to a La Crescenta man who shot and killed a 17-year girl in 1991 as she celebrated her prom night in Anaheim.
Paul Crowder, now 39, has been serving a 15-years-to-life term for the second-degree murder of Beryln Cosman, a straight-A student who had earned a college basketball scholarship.
In a four-page letter dated Nov, 4, Brown contended that Crowder "does not genuinely understand or accept responsibility for his actions... (and) currently poses a danger to society if released."
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