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Judge Denies Sentencing Appeal of Oroville Man Convicted Under State's 3 Strikes Law

An Oroville man eligible for re-sentencing under the state's 3-strikes reform law has been denied a reduction in his prison sentence.  The Butte County District Attorney's Office says 42 year old Kelly Kimble had been convicted in 2008 of stalking and sentenced to 25 years to life.  He had prior "strikes" for attempted kidnapping and criminal threats.   Kimble was seeking a lesser sentence under Proposition 36, which allows prisoners convicted of a 3rd strike that was not considered a serious or violent felony to seek a new sentence.   According to the DA's Office, a Butte County judge denied the appeal Friday...ruling that Kimble's record and behavior in prison madehim an

"unreasonable risk of danger to public safety."  DA Mike Ramsey says there are 11 local defendants who are now eligible for re-sentencing.

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