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Healdsburg Man Convicted Of Second Degree Murder Denied Parole For Eighth Time

Santa Rosa, CA  –  June 23, 2017  –  District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that after a hearing held earlier today at the Correctional Training Facility at Soledad, the California Board of Prison Terms denied parole for the eighth time to 58 year old Roberto Amador Llompart.  Llompart is currently serving a life sentence in prison after having been convicted of the 2nd degree murder of Michael Wayne Cochran in 1990. 

District Attorney Ravitch stated, “This individual was sentenced to prison for life with the possibility of parole.  There is no guarantee of his release.  As with any similarly situated inmate, it is his responsibility to show to the Board that he has been rehabilitated, and that he no longer poses a threat to the community.  Clearly, that standard has not been met at this time.”

On the evening of March 2, 1990 Llompart and a female companion visited a bar in Healdsburg.  While there, Cochran arrived and Llompart’s female companion recognized and greeted him.  The woman introduced the two men to each other, after which, she and Cochran spent a few minutes conversing.  Llompart became angry at this and challenged Cochran to fight, to which the victim declined.  Llompart then struck the victim in the chest, and again challenged him to fight.  Cochran attempted to walk away but immediately collapsed to the ground, realizing he had been stabbed.  Cochran was rushed to a hospital where he subsequently died of a single stab wound to his chest.  Llompart was thereafter convicted by a jury of 2nd Degree Murder.

During the Thursday afternoon hearing, the California Board of Prison Terms took testimony from Llompart, reviewed prison records, reviewed psychiatric evaluations, and heard arguments from both Llompart’s attorney and the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.  At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board issued a three year denial of parole.  Llompart will not be eligible for parole again until 2020, at which time another hearing on the issue will take place.  In reaching this decision, the Board cited to Llompart’s persistent denial of personal responsibility for any wrong doing, and persistent blame shifting.

Deputy District Attorney Jamie Kandel appeared at the hearing on behalf of the prosecution in opposition to Llompart’s release on parole.

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