Santa Rosa, CA – August 29, 2019 – District
Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on August 28, 2019, the California
Board of Prison Terms denied parole for the seventh time to 59 year old Gary
Allen Moore, who was convicted in 1990 of the second degree murder of a two
year old child.
of 1988, Garry Allen Moore was on a grant of parole after having been released
from the California Department of Corrections for selling narcotics. Within two
weeks of being released into the community Moore absconded from his parole supervision
and moved in with his girlfriend and her two year old child.
morning of December 12, 1988, Moore’s girlfriend left her home to go to work
for the day. While she was away Moore stayed home and was tasked with watching
afternoon the girlfriend returned home to find her child, the victim, on the
floor and not breathing. She called 911, and the child was taken to the
hospital and pronounced dead. An autopsy revealed that the victim had suffered
multiple blows to his head, pattern injuries in the shape of fingers and
lacerations across his neck, two broken ribs, a lacerated liver and blunt force
injuries to the whole of his body. The medical examiner opined that the child
had been beaten to death. Moore was convicted at trial of the second degree
murder of the child.
28, 2019, a hearing was held at the California Department of Corrections,
California State Prison Soledad, to determine whether Moore currently remains
an unreasonable risk of harm to the public, or whether he should be released on
a grant of parole. After taking testimony from Moore, reviewing prison and
psychiatric files, and hearing arguments from both Moore’s attorney and this
office, the California Board of Prison Terms issued a three year denial of
parole. In its denial, the board cited Moore’s continued minimization and
misrepresentation of his conduct during the murder, noting that he lacked
sufficient insight into his own potential for violence. Moore will not be
eligible for parole again until 2022.
District Attorney Jamie Kandel appeared at the hearing on behalf of the Sonoma
County District Attorney’s Office in opposition to Moore’s release.