“Non-Violent” Parolee Charged with Attempted Murder of Girlfriend

Posted on January 28, 2010. Filed under: California State Budget, Crime, Parole |

CVAA has been told that the suspect in this case was on parole for a drug offense, a “non-violent/non-serious” offense.  Parolees whose crimes are not considered “violent” or “serious” as defined by law will no longer be placed on parole once released from prison.

January 24, 2010

From Bobby Caina Calvan

A 50-year-old North Sacramento woman, described by neighbors as the “cat lady,” was in critical condition Sunday night at UC Davis Medical Center after being severely beaten, police said.

The woman’s 35-year-old former boyfriend, who was at her home when police arrived, was being detained for questioning, said Sgt. Norm Leong, spokesman for the Sacramento Police Department.

Neither the woman’s name nor the identity of her former boyfriend was released by police.

Her injuries were due to “trauma to the head,” resulting from being struck with an object, Leong said.

Police said they were summoned to the scene by a phone call at 2:15 p.m., but declined to elaborate on who alerted officers.

Neighbors contacted Sunday night said they heard nothing and were surprised to see police cars in the neighborhood and their neighbor being wheeled out on a gurney.

Norman Silva, who lives next door, said his television was tuned to a football game, its speakers blaring, when the beating apparently occurred.

Though she moved into the neighborhood less than a year ago, neighbors were well acquainted with the victim.

“We just knew her as the cat lady. She was a tiny little thing,” Silva said, describing the woman as a petite brunette.

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