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July 26, 2013
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Family opposes parole for Carson cop killer

The family and friends of murdered Nevada narcotics officer Ron Chelius are asking California Gov. Jerry Brown to once again reverse the parole of Chelius’s killer. Jeffry Cook has served 34 years in the California prison system for the shooting, which occurred when Chelius tried to arrest him after an undercover drug deal. He was 18 at the time of the crime, in March 1979. The same board paroled Cook last year as well, but Brown rejected and reversed the decision. Longtime family friend Brian Johnson, himself a former narcotics officer in Douglas County, said the decision to parole Cook …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 4, 2013 02:50PM Published Jul 26, 2013 12:23AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.