On September 11 at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran, a California parole board denied the release of Jon Gregorich, 45, for the 1994 murder of a Visalia man. 

Gregorich received a three-year denial. In the early morning of May 5, 1994, outside of the former Shagnasty’s bar in Visalia, Gregorich and two other men, Leo Sisco and Rocky Rodrigues, beat an 18-year-old man to death after a brief altercation. A friend of the victim said he was unrecognizable after the beating. 

In 1995, Gregorich was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 years-tolife in prison. Sisco was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 yearsto-life. He was granted parole in 2015. Rodrigues was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to four years in prison. 

This was Gregorich’s fourth parole hearing. The District Attorney’s Office routinely attends life parole hearings and a senior deputy district attorney argued against Gregorich’s release in this case.

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