Parole commission says no in lewd conduct case
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole has denied a parole request for a man serving time for lewd conduct.
The Idaho Statesman reports last week's denial means Ramiro Granado will no longer have the right to an automatic appeal for parole every two years. Instead, he will have to petition to come before the parole commission.
Granado was sentenced in 2003 to up to 20 years in prison for lewd conduct with a minor. Prosecutors said he had sex with 14-year-old Cheyenne Vasquez in 2002, and that he was the last known person to see the teen alive.
The girl's body was found partially submerged in a Boise drainage pond almost three months after she was reported missing by her family. No one was charged in her death.