SAN DIEGO–Parole has been denied Tuesday for a man convicted of a 1982 triple murder of a San Diego woman, her son and family friend.
Warren Bozzo, 48, is serving a sentence of 44 years-to-life for the murders of Mark Campanale, his mother Dolores Campanale and her friend, Helen Parks. Bozzo’s parole was denied for 15 years, the longest allowed by law.
“I’m proud of our office’s work to keep this inmate behind bars where he belongs,” said District Attorney Dumanis. “We handle hundreds of parole hearings each year, doing our best to make sure dangerous criminals are not released and crime victims are given a voice. That’s exactly what happened today.”
This was Bozzo’s first hearing before the Board of Parole Hearings. He was convicted in 1983 of one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. He is currently incarcerated at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, where the hearing was held.
Deputy District Attorney Richard Sachs appeared on behalf of the People of the State of California at today’s hearing to argue that Bozzo remains an unreasonable risk of danger to society. The District Attorney’s Office also argued Bozzo has not developed appropriate insight or remorse. Various members of the Campanale and Parks families also attended the hearing and provided victim impact statements regarding the effects of the crime upon their families and the unsuitability of the inmate for parole.
In June of 1982, Bozzo was high on cocaine when he became enraged and shot Mark Campanale twice in the head, leaving his body under his bed. Dolores Campanale’s body was found near a dining room table. She was shot in the face and the back of her neck. The body of her friend Helen was discovered near the downstairs laundry room. A blood trail was evidence of Helen’s attempted flight from Bozzo. Helen suffered three wounds, two to the head and one in the chest.
Bozzo has a history of substance abuse beginning at age 12 when he started smoking marijuana. He was using cocaine and drinking alcohol by the age of 14 and confessed to injecting cocaine by the time he was 16 years old.