Killer staying in prison

Alejandro Boris, 49, convicted of second-degree murder in the March 1982 stabbing death of Rudy Gutierrez, was denied parole in a hearing at Salinas Valley Prison, Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced Friday. Deputy District Attorney Sandra Bishop appeared at the hearing and argued for continued confinement based on the heinous nature of the crime, Boris' psychological instability, his violent conduct while in prison and his threat to the community if released, according to a news release. Boris stabbed Gutierrez 14 times with a knife after an argument over gasoline stolen by Boris, according to the district attorney. Boris is serving a life sentence.