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Man convicted of 1978 murder near Davis denied parole

A man convicted of a 1978 murder near Davis has been denied parole.

A two-member panel of the state Board of Parole Hearings on Tuesday found that 63-year-old Charles McNeill would pose a continued risk to the public if he were released, according to a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release.

In 1978, McNeill shot 18-year-old Charles Muller in the forehead. In 1979, following a jury trial, a Yolo County judge sentenced McNeill to 17 years to life in prison for the murder.

At Tuesday’s parole hearing, McNeill’s 14th, commissioners said he lacked an expression of real remorse and had not completed any preparations related to getting out of prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

McNeill will be eligible for parole again in three years.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy