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May 5, 2011
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Man convicted of murder in 1984 fatal shooting in Truckee denied parole

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A man who authorities say is a danger to society and who was convicted of a 1984 murder in Truckee was denied parole this week for the fourth time since his incarceration.

According to a press release from the Nevada County District Attorney’s office, Grid Lee Margraf, 46, was convicted by a jury of first degree premeditated murder with a handgun for his role in the Sept. 29, 1984, incident, in which Margraf, using a .38 caliber revolver, shot and killed an unarmed victim — Jeffrey Bores, 31, of Soda Springs.

During a Monday hearing, the California Board of Parole Hearings found that Margraf’s release would pose an unreasonable risk of danger to society and be a threat to public safety if his 27-years-to-life sentence was dismissed, according to the DA’s office.

Margraf will not be considered for release again until March of 2014, according to the DA’s office, and remains incarcerated at California Training Facility near Soledad, Calif.

“Sending a defendant to prison for life is only the first step ... my office’s responsibility continues long after to (ensure) that the convicted finish their terms.” said District Attorney Cliff Newell.

According to previous Sierra Sun reports, Margraf was 20 years old at the time of the shooting and had just moved from Truckee to Incline Village.

Bores’ body was found by Nevada County Sheriff’s Office deputies in his truck at an abandoned quarry near the intersection of Glenshire Drive and Highway 267.

Margraf was arrested the night of the incident by officers who were staking out various residences.

“After Margraf was arrested and advised of his rights, he made a complete statement including the fact that the murder was premeditated,” said Fred Holmes, then-Nevada County deputy district attorney, in an interview after the arrest.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 5, 2011 05:57PM Published May 5, 2011 05:56PM Copyright 2011 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.