Lillian R. Stracener
3702 Copperwood Drive
Richardson, Texas 75082
August 23, 2009
TO: Texas Parole
Board of Pardon and ReviewsOffender:
TDCJ ID: 01009150
parole review on 7/7/09
I am absolutely opposed
to the granting of a parole to RICKY CARTER, TDCJ ID:
01009150.Mr. Carter was
sentenced to 20 years in prison for INTOXICATION
MANSLAUGHTER of four teen-age girls in the tiny
community of Brock. I can remember the horror of this
the devastation of four
families, students, and the entire town.
Ricky Carter has served
just 8 years jail time. It is really unacceptable for
Mr. Carter to be paroled at this time when he would be
out on the streets driving and endangering other
families and their precious children. It would be an
outrageous insult to the families he has devastated.
My husband and I lost our
only daughter, Kara, to an underage driver who was
drinking and killed both our daughter and the young man
she was dating. So, we know the agony these families
have gone through and we can understand how they feel
their futures have been destroyed.
I have personally spent
almost 15 years as a volunteer MADD Victim Advocate in
Collin County and have spent many hours helping the
victims get through the trials, listened to many
heartbroken parents, friends, families as they try to
put their lives together in some kind of peace.
This crash did not have
to happen. These precious girls suffered the result of
Mr. Carterís lack of concern for anybody but himself.
They were caught up in the consequences of Mr. Carterís
actions with his decision to drive while impaired by
Please do not grant
parole to Mr. Carter after only 8 years. The families
of these girls need to be told that their daughters are
worth more than that.
Thank you for your time.
Arthur M. Stracener