Convicted Murderer Kaylee Ann Weisenberg Granted Parole Over Family and District Attorney’s Objection
Author: District Attorney
12/12/2022 3:24:32 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow responds to parole board decision to grant convicted murderer Kaylee Ann Weisenberg parole despite objections.
Rehabilitation Parole Board granted parole to Kaylee Ann Weisenberg, 35. In August of 2011 Weisenberg was convicted of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for her June 2010 killing of California Highway Patrol Officer Brett Oswald (48). She was sentenced in April 2012 to serve 15 years to life in state prison.
On June 27, 2010, Weisenberg, while heavily under the influence of methamphetamine and speeding, lost control of her vehicle and crossed a set of double yellow lines striking and killing California Highway Patrol Officer Brett Oswald who was attending to a disabled vehicle. The deadly collision occurred on South River Road in the rural north end of San Luis Obispo County.
This was Weisenberg’s second parole suitability hearing since her 2012 conviction.
Members of Officer Oswald’s family including his widow, sister and parents attended the parole hearing by video and strongly objected to her parole. A San Luis Obispo County Deputy District Attorney represented the office at the hearing and voiced a forceful objection to the release of Weisenberg based on the serious nature of the crime and continued danger to the community should she be released.
“I strongly disagree with the Parole Board’s decision to release Kaylee Ann Weisenberg back into the community after serving only 12 years for taking the life of a California Highway Patrolman,” said District Attorney Dan Dow. “My office will urge Governor Newsom to review and repeal the Parole Board’s decision in this case.”
On August 5, 2011, Weisenberg was convicted by jury of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison. At the time of her sentence, individuals convicted of murder received no “good time” credits. Meaning, Weisenberg was required to serve every day of 15 years prior to even being considered for parole. In 2016 Proposition 57 was passed which provides individuals convicted of violent crimes, such a murder, up to a 1/3, or 33%, reduction in their sentence. As a result, Weisenberg was granted parole after serving only 12 years for her murder conviction.
For a summary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation life-inmate parole suitability review process click here. Click here to view a copy of Officer Oswald's photo. Click here to view a copy of the defendant's photo.
The District Attorney will seek a review and reversal of the Parole Board’s decision directly to Governor Gavin Newsom.
Please contact Assistant District Attorney Eric J. Dobroth at 805.781.5819 with any questions.
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