A man who was convicted of the murder of his friend and the attempted murder of a Huntington Beach Police sergeant during a robbery almost 30 years ago was denied parole Wednesday after Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas challenged it, according to the DA's spokeswoman.
The parole hearing was scheduled for Christopher Michael Sheehan, 49, who is serving 37 years to life in state prison at the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo, according to the DA's office.
Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Matt Murphy of the homicide unit attended the hearing in San Luis Obispo.
Sheehan's next parole eligibility will come up in five years, said Farrah Emami, the DA's spokeswoman.
Sheehan was convicted July 11, 1986, for felony counts that include first-degree murder, attempted murder, robbery, burglary and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a firearm and assault with a deadly weapon, according to prosecutors.