Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz DA: Convicted rapist and murdered denied parole for 15th time

FOLSOM, Calif. - A man convicted of killing and raping a 79-year-old woman more than 40 years ago in Capitola was denied parole for a 15th time this week, Santa Cruz County prosecutors said.

A parole board at Folsom State Prison Tuesday denied parole for Wilfried Willie Brown, who is serving a life sentence for the rape and murder of Ida Stine.

On February 5, 1973, Brown, a California Youth Authority parolee for rape, entered Stine's Capitola home by pretending to be a salesman.

After they ate coffee and cookies together and then prayed, he attacked her.

He was apprehended a week later.

Brown, now 57, will be eligible for parole again in 2019.


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