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Parole denied West Sacramento man convicted of 1996 gang-related murder

A man convicted of a 1996 gang-related murder in West Sacramento has been denied parole.

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced that Daniel Robinson, 38, was found unsuitable for parole by the Board of Parole Hearings. The hearing was held at Salinas Valley State Prison in Monterey County. It was Robinson’s first parole hearing after 18 years in prison.

A Yolo County jury in 1996 found Robinson guilty of second-degree murder for killing 16-year-old Robert Castro in a gang-related drive-by shooting. Castro was shot while riding his bike in West Sacramento.

Robinson and his friends were associated with the 29th Street Crips. Because they felt “disrespected” by the Broderick Boys, a West Sacramento gang, they decided to get revenge by shooting Castro, authorities said.

Robinson was sentenced to 18 years to life in state prison. He will not be eligible for parole until 2019.

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