August 25, 2009

To: Texas Parole Board of Pardons and Reviews

RE: Parole Review
Offender: Ricky Carter
State ID: 06227942
TDCJ ID: 01009150
Placed in parole review on 07/07/09


Dear Angela McCown, Director of Victim Services Division
I have been involved in the Fire and EMS service in the State of Texas for 10 years now. Over those years, I have witnessed first hand what kind of carnage, damage, and anguish drunk driving can cause. It is obvious that Mr. Carter was guilty of his crime due to the overwhelming evidence against him. Yes, this decision is a decision that he is going to have to live with for the rest of his life. He will get to beg and plea for his freedom. Well, I ask you, what about the four girls who canít beg and plea for their lives? What about the families that do not have their loved ones anymore because of this senseless tragedy? And this was a senseless tragedy. This was avoidable, yet Mr. Carter made the CHOICE to drink. He made the CHOICE to drive. Those acts alone are senseless, but then=2 0to kill 4 young women, is senseless. Was it his plan for that to happen, probably not. But it DID happen. He should serve his full sentence. Ms. McCown, I cannot tell you the number of people that I have had help break bad news about a family member being dead because of a drunk driver. Most people think that it wonít happen to them, and if it does, they can get out of it. I am not saying that Mr. Carter is a menace to society, but in my personal and professional opinion, he has not served near enough time for his crime. Please ask yourself, if this were my family, and this man did this, would I want him out, would he deserve to be out, if you were any form of a human being, you would answer no.
Daniel Feemster
Stephenville, Texas




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