Tuesday, April 22, 2014

IN THE NEWS: Ramos praises Brown for overturning release of convicted murderer

By Doug Saunders, The Sun
SAN BERNARDINO >> Gov. Jerry Brown is being praised by San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos for overturning a recent decision by the parole board to free a Chino man convicted of murdering his wife in 1985.

Although his release was objected by prosecutors, 71-year-old Samuel Dubyak was deemed suitable for parole, but that decision was overturned April 4 by Brown.

“I am grateful that Gov. Brown allowed me the opportunity to recently meet with him and discuss this horrific case on behalf of the victim and her family,” Ramos said. “This was a brutal murder that left one young girl without a mother and a family that continues to mourn the fact that they have never been able to properly bury the body of their loved one.”

Dubyak was sentenced to 27 years to life for the first-degree murder conviction of his wife, Lourdes Dubyak.

“Mr. Dubyak, to this day, shows no remorse for his actions, nor has he revealed the location of the body,” Ramos said. “He has consistently refused to acknowledge that he even committed the murder or address the underlying domestic violence issues while in prison.”

Lourdes Dubyak was last seen on Aug. 11, 1985 and no credit card charges or checking account activity was attributed to her after that date, according to records.

Court records show she and her husband Samuel were sleeping in separate bedrooms in the Chino home they shared at the time of her disappearance and she had discussed with her brother her desire to divorce Samuel.

When Chino police started investigating her disappearance...

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