A man who raped and killed a female Redlands High student in 1977 is seeking parole at a hearing Wednesday in Blythe.
Family members of 15-year-old Paula Hernandez are doing whatever they can to keep the teen’s killer, John Wilton Zenc, behind bars. They will be attending the hearing at Ironwood State Prison, where Zenc is currently housed.
“I don’t want this to happen to another family,” said Ruth Lopez, Paula’s sister. Zenc, now 54, has hired an attorney in his bid to get paroled, Lopez said.
A Grand Terrace man is expected to be sentenced in January after a jury found him guilty in the deadly shooting of 19-year-old Marvin Michael McLeod after he left a party in Colton last year.
Jurors found Andrew Robert Ramirez guilty of felony murder, during the commission of a robbery, in the shooting of McLeod as he left a party with a large group of people in the 600 block of West L Street, in Colton, in April 2007.
The verdicts were reached Tuesday in San Bernardino Superior Court, confirmed Supervising Deputy District Attorney Vic Stull.