SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) — A former California Highway Patrol officer convicted of murdering a woman motorist while on duty 25 years ago has been denied parole.

San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said in Wednesday’s hearing that Craig Peyer continues to pose a danger.

Peyer is serving 25 years to life at the state prison at San Luis Obispo. He’s been denied parole three times and won’t have parole another hearing for 15 years.

Twenty-year-old San Diego State student Cara Knott was killed two days after Christmas in 1986. Peyer, a 13-year CHP veteran, pulled her over in San Diego as she drove home to El Cajon after visiting her boyfriend.

Prosecutors say he strangled her with a rope and threw her from a bridge. He was found guilty in 1988.

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Comments (5)
  1. sparky says:

    The only thing he deserves is to die in prison.

  2. Common says:

    The serial killers, rapist, robbers, and muderers are on the lapd force.

  3. Chuey says:

    Was reading they found a drop of AB- blood on her shoe. In fact, the shoe is still in evidence. 98.9% of all people on Earth are excluded. Guess what? Peyer is AB-…surprise! He is guilty as hell yet he has never offered any explanation for doing what he did to that poor girl. The DA has even offered to run DNA on the blood droplet but Peyer said NO. I have to say I agree with Sparky above….

  4. rankin1 says:

    donot forgeft chp officer gwaltney ,raped and murdered robin yount a young college girl from utah, happened in barstow.also, 2 more chp officers from Barstow arrested for sex crimes.

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