EARLY RELEASE: Suspected Sacramento Mass Shooter Released from Prison Weeks Before Attack

One of the suspected gunmen behind a deadly mass shooting in Sacramento, California was released from prison one month before the attack.

Smiley Martin was previously arrested and sentenced to 10-years in 2018 for domestic assault with great bodily injury.

From Fox News:

Smiley Martin has a criminal history dating back to 2013, including his most recent sentencing in 2018 to 10 years in prison for domestic violence and assault with great bodily injury. He was sentenced after he pushed his way into his girlfriend’s home, punched her, dragged her from the residence by her hair and whipped her with a belt. 

A Parole Board rejected his bid for early release in May of last year after prosecutors said the 2017 felony assault along with convictions for possessing an assault weapon and thefts posed “a significant, unreasonable risk of safety to the community.”

Martin “clearly has little regard for human life and the law,” and has displayed a pattern of criminal behavior from the time he was 18, a Sacramento County deputy district attorney wrote in a letter last year to the Board of Parole Hearings.