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TRACY — A Corcoran man convicted of murder was denied parole recently, said the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.

On Nov. 15 at the Deuel Vocational Institute State Prison in Tracy, officials said a two-panel parole board denied parole for 42-year-old Armando Arroyo of Corcoran.

According to District Attorney’s officials, Arroyo fired a sawed off shotgun at Hector Gallegos on Oct. 18, 1993, killing the man. The murder occurred in Corcoran.

Arroyo was 18-years-old at the time of the homicide, officials said.

Arroyo was subsequently convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to fifteen years to life in the state prison.

Assistant District Attorney Phil Esbenshade said he attended the hearing and argued that, because Arroyo lacked insight into the reasons for the murder, has not rehabilitated, and had no reasonable parole plans, Arroyo continued to pose an unreasonable risk of danger to the community if paroled.

District Attorney’s officials said the two-commissioner board agreed and denied Arroyo’s request for parole.

Arroyo will be eligible for another parole hearing in three years.

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