August 19, 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 respectfully request that you deny parole for Ricky Carter.  I believe all Texans expect and deserve justice in this matter. I also believe justice will only be served if Carter serves his entire 20 year sentence. Anything less would be an injustice to not only the family members who have suffered horribly, but also law abiding citizens who expect and deserve the use of highways that are free from the deadly hazards created by drunk drivers. 


Ricky Carter is behind bars where he cannot inflict any more destruction on our community, but he left behind wounds that cannot heal as long as the parole review process is ongoing.  Even if Carter serves his full 20 year sentence, (five years for each child he killed), he will have left a scar across the heart of our peaceful community that time cannot erase. 


I believe reading a first hand account written by one of the Police Officers who was at this indescribable scene of destruction and carnage will help you develop a sense of the magnitude of this crime.  Click here to read Officer Larry Price’s letter.


I trust that you will make the best possible decision for not only the victimized families, but for all Texans.  Again, I respectfully request that you deny parole for Ricky Carter. I believe justice requires nothing less.






Leonard L. Leatherman

Weatherford, TX