Texas Parole Board of Pardons and Reviews
Offender: Ricky Carter
in parole review on 07/07/09
Dear Angela McCown, Director of Victim Services
I grew up with David Lee, the father of Staci Nicole
Lee whose life was ripped away 12/19/1998, by a
drunk driver. That drunk driver, Ricky Carter was
only sentenced to 20 years, 5 years for each young
life he ripped from this earth. I cannot believe,
four young lives are only worth 20 years. Now Mr.
Carter has severed 8 years and is up for parole, 2
years for each girl, whose lives he took from their
families. It pains me to think that our justice
system would let something like this happen. It is
not just for Staci and the other three young women
who I am pleading for, I am pleading for every
person who might be caught on the road with this man
if in fact he is released from custody.
I also plead for my own family. My paternal
grandmother was also killed by a drunk driver before
I was born. A 19 year old woman mowed my
grandmother down and left her to die on a two lane
highway. This young woman only received a slap on
the wrist. Her license was revoked for one year.
ONE YEAR!! My MeeMaw, whom I never got the chance
to meet, much less kiss or hug. The woman whom, I
am proud to live on for, for I am her namesake.
I plead for my childhood girlfriend Michelle Holly,
whose life was ripped from her husband and two
girls, as well has her sisters and mother, by a 19
year old woman, who ONLY received two years
probation. Michelle never got to see her girls grow
into young women, nor witness them graduate from
high school, get married and have her grandchildren.
I plead for all the families who have lost family
members to the drunk drivers.
These offenders need to be stopped. Mr. Carter
should spend all 20 years of his sentence behind
bars. It is more than the families for the four
young girls who died that cold night in December
received. At least he still has his life. He needs
to learn from his mistakes, as do others. If he
gets out, what does that say about the other
offenders? What does that teach others about the
lessons of drinking and driving?
Please take into consideration all the letters you
have received in behalf of the young women who lost
their life at his hand.
Memory of the Four Eagle Angels of Brock,