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Willits woman denied parole for 1997 murder

A former Willits woman has been denied parole for the 1997 murder of her boyfriend, according to the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office.

Alissa Moore won't be eligible for another parole hearing for at least five years, according to the District Attorney's Office. Parole officials made the decision last week at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla.

Moore was 17 when she killed Paul Rodriguez, 19, on the Mendocino Coast, according to Press Democrat news accounts at the time. Moore lured him to an isolated spot near Willits, then shot him, authorities said.

Moore then directed two accomplices to move Rodriguez' body to another location, authorities said.

Moore contended that Rodriguez had been abusive to her but authorities could not substantiate the allegation.

Moore initially was charged with first-degree murder. She pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 15-years-to-life in prison, according to news accounts.

District Attorney David Eyster lauded the parole board's decision, saying the “execution-style” killing had been planned.

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