Man convicted of 1995 murder denied parole | Crime
MODESTO - Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced that Douglas Scott Mouser, age 49, formerly of Modesto, was found unsuitable for parole after a February 8th hearing of the State Board of Parole Hearings conducted at Soledad State Prison.
District Attorney Birgit Fladager, who initially prosecuted the case along with former Deputy District Attorney, now Judge, Rick Distaso, appeared at the hearing and argued for continued confinement based on the fact that Mouser continues to pose an unreasonable risk to public safety. The Board of Prison Hearings agreed and denied parole for five (5) years.
Mouser was convicted in 1999 of second degree murder for the 1995 strangulation killing of his 14-year-old step-daughter, Genna Gamble. Genna’s nude body was found dumped down a ravine off of Timbell Road. Evidence presented at the trial showed, among other things, a household rife with stress, Mouser having generated a false alibi using computers at his worksite at Lawrence Livermore Lab, plant material found in the undercarriage of his vehicle was similar to the plant material at the dump site, post-mortem pressure marks found on Genna’s thigh matched items within the interior of Mouser’s car.
Even though Mouser has been a model prisoner, the Board of Parole Hearings determined after a four-and-a-half hour hearing that Mouser continues to pose an unreasonable risk of danger to the public and is not ready for release.
Genna’s father and step-mother, Tom Gamble and Carole Gamble, appeared at the hearing and spoke in opposition to his release. Retired Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Detective Hans Bosma and retired District Attorney Investigator Linda Weidman also attended the hearing and submitted letters in opposition to parole.
Mouser will be scheduled for another hearing in approximately five years.