Members of the Ranzo family, along with State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (at podium), Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager, prosecutor Beth O'Hara DeJong and others gather in front of the west entrance to the California State Capitol on Monday, July 27, 2015, to protest the parole of Jeffrey Maria, among four men convicted of killing Phillip and Kathy Ranzo in their Modesto home in 1979. Maria on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 had his third parole hearing and the commissioners again want to set him free.
Members of the Ranzo family, along with State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (at podium), Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager, prosecutor Beth O'Hara DeJong and others gather in front of the west entrance to the California State Capitol on Monday, July 27, 2015, to protest the parole of Jeffrey Maria, among four men convicted of killing Phillip and Kathy Ranzo in their Modesto home in 1979. Maria on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 had his third parole hearing and the commissioners again want to set him free. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com
Members of the Ranzo family, along with State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (at podium), Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager, prosecutor Beth O'Hara DeJong and others gather in front of the west entrance to the California State Capitol on Monday, July 27, 2015, to protest the parole of Jeffrey Maria, among four men convicted of killing Phillip and Kathy Ranzo in their Modesto home in 1979. Maria on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 had his third parole hearing and the commissioners again want to set him free. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com

Killer’s parole date will send victims’ family, others to Capitol again to oppose his release

January 04, 2017 5:13 PM