Parole denied in two Stanislaus cases

local@modbee.comOctober 12, 2012 

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced Wednesday that two Northern San Joaquin Valley inmates were found unsuitable for parole at hearings last month.

Benjamin Kaharik, formerly of Ceres, is serving a life prison sentence at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison for his role in a kidnapping, carjacking and robbery.

Kaharik, who previously was denied parole in 2006 and 2009, will get his next chance at release in 2015.

Andrew Flores, formerly of Modesto, also had a hearing at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison.

On Oct. 17, 1989, Flores went into the am-pm minimarket on Coffee Road at Floyd Avenue and used a knife to rob the clerk of beer.

After the robbery, Flores attacked the clerk, stabbed her seven times and stuffed a rag in her mouth to prevent her from screaming.

Flores, sentenced to a term of life in prison plus seven years, has been denied parole six times previously.

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