No parole in 1995 attempted murder case

local@modbee.comMarch 8, 2013 

— A man convicted of attempted murder in 1995 has been denied parole a seventh time.

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager said Friday that Antonio V. Montano, 56, formerly of Modesto, was found unsuitable for parole at a Feb. 27 hearing of the State Board of Parole Hearings conducted at the state prison in Avenal. Deputy District Attorney Sandra Bishop argued against Montano's release based on the danger that he still presents to public safety.

In 1994, Montano attempted to murder his wife of 16 years. He was convicted by a jury in 1995 of attempted premeditated murder with the use of a knife and infliction of great bodily injury. The judge imposed a sentence of life with the possibility of parole.

Montano also was denied parole in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. He will be scheduled for another parole hearing in 2016.

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