Schwarzenegger rejects parole for dentist

FOLSOM, Calif. Tony Protopappas, who is now 65 years old, has served more than 25 years of his 15-to-life sentence for second-degree murder. Earlier this year, a panel of appellate court judges and a state parole board voted to release Protopappas.

The Daily Pilot reports Schwarzenegger rejected the bid on Dec. 15.

In 1983 and 1984, Protopappas gave the wrong doses of a general anesthetic to 23-year-old Kim Andreassen; 31-year-old Cathryn Jones; and 13-year-old Patricia Craven in his /*Costa Mesa*/ office.

Protopappas wasn't licensed to administer the anesthetic.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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