|For Immediate Release
February 7, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
WHO: Inmate Robert Rudy Lozano, 48
WHAT: Was denied release today at a Proposition 36 resentencing hearing by the Honorable Robert R. Fitzgerald. Lozano is being held at Pleasant Valley State Prison, Pleasant Valley.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Lynda Fernandez opposed Lozano’s release on behalf of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA).
At today’s hearing, Hon. Fitzgerald determined that Lozano continued to present an unreasonable risk to public safety citing the inmate’s lengthy criminal record, past and present gang affiliations, and willingness to take a human life, which was evidenced by his prior voluntary manslaughter conviction.
Criminal Background Submitted for Court Consideration
On Nov. 29, 1984, Lozano was convicted of one misdemeanor count of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Lozano was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
On Nov. 30, 1984, Lozano was convicted of one misdemeanor count of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Lozano was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
On June 7, 1985, Lozano was convicted of one felony count of voluntary manslaughter for beating a man to death with a baseball bat following a verbal argument. Lozano was sentenced to four years in state prison and was granted parole in February 1987. (Strike Offense)
On July 1987, Lozano was serving six months in jail on a parole violation after being arrested for possession of marijuana for sale. Lozano was granted parole again in January 1988, but was arrested eight days later on one misdemeanor count of being under the influence of heroin. He was convicted and sentenced to 90 days in jail.
On April 20, 1988, Lozano was convicted of one misdemeanor count of being under the influence of a controlled substance and sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years informal probation.