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Prison Inmate Who Was Convicted Of “Third Strike” For Residential Burglary Denied Parole

SANTA ROSA, CA | March 05, 2024

Inmate Billy Ray Shanee Maldonado, of San Antonio, Texas, was denied parole today by the California State Board of Parole Hearings following a morning hearing held at the Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County. The Parole Board found that Maldonado continued to pose an unreasonable risk to public safety and denied parole for an additional three years. Maldonado chose not to attend the hearing.

A Sonoma County jury convicted Maldonado in 2004 of residential burglary after he entered the residence and stole the undergarments of a woman at home alone with her three children. Maldonado was caught by police fleeing the residence with the woman’s clothes. Maldonado had previously been convicted of felonies for sexual molesting an 8-year-old girl in San Bernardino County, and assault with intent to commit murder in Inyo County. Both offenses qualified as prior “strike” offenses and made Maldonado eligible for a third strike sentence upon his conviction for the residential burglary in Sonoma County. The trial court sentenced Maldonado in 2004 to a “third strike” indeterminate life sentence in state prison based on the Sonoma County burglary conviction and his prior strike convictions.

District Attorney Carla Rodriguez stated, “We are pleased that the parole board agreed with our assessment that this inmate would pose an unreasonable risk of danger to the community were he to be released, and subsequently denied his request to be paroled.”

The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office was represented at the hearing by Deputy District Attorney Robert Rasp.


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Media Coordinator, Carrie Trevena
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