US serial killer up for parole
05 December 2011, 17:11
Sacramento - A California man convicted of hacking to death 25 farm workers four decades ago is up for parole.
Juan Corona was the nation's worst known serial killer after his conviction for killing the farm workers north of Sacramento.
The 77-year-old is up for parole on Monday at Corcoran State Prison. He has been diagnosed with dementia and mental illness.
None of the victims' relatives are expected to attend.
County District Attorney Carl Adams said that is a sad testament to
Corona's crimes. The victims were itinerant farm workers with few known
Corona was a farm labour contractor.
It was the
worst known serial killing spree in the US until John Wayne Gacy jnr
was convicted in 1980 of murdering 33 young men and boys in his Chicago
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