Parole denied in 1995 shooting death

07/18/2013 11:51 AM

07/18/2013 11:53 AM

A 45-year-old man convicted of shooting to death another man in a 1995 dispute over a car stereo in west Modesto was denied parole, the Stanislaus County district attorney’s office reported this week.

Charles Lamarr Neeley was sentenced to 19 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in April 1996. Neeley had previously been denied parole in 2010.

Deputy District Attorney Sandra Bishop appeared at the hearing and argued for continued confinement based on Neeley’s unreasonable risk to the public and the “callous nature of the murder.”

He will be eligible again for parole in three years.

The shooting occurred shortly before 6 a.m. July 28, 1995 outside a home on Colorado Avenue. Neeley shot 18-year-old Aaron Douglas Schipper, who was unarmed. Prosecutors said Neeley was angered about a car stereo he believed Schipper tried to steal, and shot Schipper with a .22-caliber rifle.

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