Lake County News: "Former Mendocino County man denied parole in torture case"

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A man convicted in 2002 of a brutal torture case that left his former girlfriend disabled and disfigured has been denied parole, and won't be eligible for reconsideration for another decade.

A two-member panel of the California Board of Parole Hearings denied Gregory Patrick Beck’s request to be released on parole at a March 2 hearing in Corcoran.

Beck was convicted by a Mendocino County jury in 2002 of gravely injuring Sherry Carlton by means of torture, assault with caustic chemicals and corporal injury on a cohabitant. Carlton was Beck’s then 32-year-old girlfriend and the mother of their then 12-year-old child.