MEDIA ADVISORY – MARIO MELCHIONNE RESENTENCING DENIAL

Orange County District Attorney
Media Advisory

For Immediate Release
 






October 8, 2013

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

WHO: Mario Anthony Melchionne, 54

 

WHAT: Was denied release Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at a Proposition 36 resentencing hearing by the Honorable Gary S. Paer. Melchionne is being held at Kern Valley State Prison, Delano

 

Deputy District Attorney Kelly Roosevelt opposed Melchionne’s release on behalf of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA).

 

At the hearing, the Court found Melchionne ineligible for resentencing and denied Melchionne’s petition based on his criminal history. While incarcerated, Melchionne murdered his cellmate and was sentenced to an additional 75 years to life in state prison to be served consecutively with the sentence he received for his commitment offense.

 

Criminal Background Submitted for Court Consideration

On Feb. 10, 1978, Melchionne was convicted of one felony count of selling narcotics to juveniles. He was sentenced to three years informal probation and six months in jail.

 

On Jan. 17, 1979, Melchionne was convicted of one felony count each of armed robbery, kidnapping, and attempted robbery in Clark County, NV. He was sentenced to 15 years in state prison.

 

On Feb. 22, 1982, Melchionne was convicted of two felony counts of armed robbery. He was sentenced to three years in state prison. (Strike Offense)

 

On April 22, 1982, Melchionne was convicted of two felony counts of armed robbery in Riverside County and was sentenced to three years in state prison. (Strike Offense)