VACAVILLE — The California Board of Prison Terms denied parole to a 30-year-old Brawley man serving seven years to life in the California Medical Facility-State Prison here for convictions of attempted murder and sexual battery.
Christopher Michael Bell, 30, was denied parole by the board of prison terms Wednesday morning in Vacaville.
Bell was sentenced Aug. 21, 1998, by Imperial County Superior Court Judge James Harmon to life in prison with the possibility of parole after he pleaded no contest July 22, 1998, to charges of attempted murder and sexual battery while his victim was restrained.
Present at the parole hearing Wednesday was his victim, Shannon Gee, now 35, and her mother. Also present was Imperial County Deputy District Attorney Deborah Owen.
Owen said Bell, while in the facility, has not shown any signs of personal rehabilitation.
She added, during the parole hearing Bell kept giving the board excuses regarding the crime.