Sacto 9-1-1
October 11, 2012
Parole denied Davis man convicted of murdering son in 1994

A Davis man convicted in 1994 of murder and child abuse in the beating death of his 14-month-old son will remain in prison.

The Board of Parole Hearing commissioners on Wednesday denied parole to 42-year-old Manuel Bermudez, according to a Yolo County District Attorney's Office news release. The hearing took place at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, where Bermudez is serving life in prison.

A Yolo County jury convicted Bermudez of murder in the child's death, which occurred in January 1994.

According to court records, the infant had been severely abused and had injuries from head to toe, including some that were weeks old and others just a few hours old. The emergency room doctor described it as the worst case of child abuse he had seen in 25 years. After the child's death, two siblings were permanently removed from the home by Child Protective Services, according to the news release.

In denying Bermudez's request for release, the board noted the severity of the crime, Bermudez's callous indifference to human suffering, his lack of remorse and the risk of danger his release would present to the public.

Bermudez will not be eligible for parole again until 2017.

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