Santa Rosa, CA – February 5, 2019 – On February 1, 2019, the California Board of Prison Terms denied parole for the ninth time to 59 year old Roberto Amador Llompart, who was convicted of the 2nddegree murder of Michael Wayne Cochran in 1990.
District Attorney Ravitch stated, “We are in complete agreement with the Board that this individual remains a current danger to the community should he be released.”
On the evening of March 2, 1990, Roberto Llompart and a female companion visited a bar in Healdsburg. While there, Mr. Cochran arrived and Llopmart’s female companion recognized and greeted him. The woman introduced the two men to each other, after which, she and Mr. Cochran spent a few minutes conversing
with each other. Llopmart became angry at this and challenged Mr. Cochran to fight, to which the victim declined. Llompart struck the victim in the chest and again challenged him to fight. Mr. Cochran again declined and attempted to walk away, then immediately collapsed to the ground, realizing he
had been stabbed in the chest. Llopmart had the victim’s blood on his hand and shirt sleeve, and immediately fled from the scene and attempted to secrete the bloody shirt in the closet of his apartment. Several witnesses established that no person other than Llompart had verbally or physically
confronted the victim. Mr. Cochran was rushed to a hospital emergency room, where he subsequently died of a single stab wound to his heart. Llopmart was thereafter convicted by a jury of 2nd Degree Murder.
On February 1, 2019, a hearing was held at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Correctional Training Facility at Soledad, to determine whether Llompart currently remains an unreasonable risk of harm to the public. That criteria was utilized by the state Board of Prison Terms in assessing
whether or not Llompart should be released back into the community on a grant of parole. After taking testimony from Lompart, reviewing prison files and psychiatric evaluations, and hearing arguments from both Llompart and this office, the California Board of Prison Terms issued a three year denial of
parole. Llompart will not be eligible for parole again until 2022, at which time another hearing on the issue will take place.
Deputy District Attorney Jamie Kandel appeared at the hearing on behalf of the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office in opposition of Llompart’s release on parole.