Michael Dellums, the stepson of Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums, was denied parole once again today for his second-degree murder conviction for killing a reputed drug dealer in Oakland in 1979, Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Bill Boselli said.

Michael Dellums, 50, has been denied parole numerous times, most recently on Jan. 8, 2007, the same day Ron Dellums was sworn in as Oakland's mayor.

The California Board of Prison terms panel that presided over Michael Dellums' hearing today at the California State Prison, Solano, in Vacaville, where Dellums is being held, decided he won't be eligible for another parole hearing for four years, Boselli said.

Michael Dellums was convicted of second-degree murder and other charges Nov. 13, 1979, for shooting and killing 26-year-old Gregory Davis at 54th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland on Feb. 27, 1979.

He was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison and has never been paroled.



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