September 25, 2012


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 6/5/2012


Dear Angela McCown, Director of victim Services Division


Iím writing to you after reading the story of the 4 girls who were killed by the drunk driver, Ricky Carter in December 1998.   

I am in opposition to an early release for Carter and feel that he should serve his sentence of 20 years in full.

We must never forget these smart and talented young lives of Whitney, Staci, Mandi and Lacey that ended that day in December.    Their community and families were shattered by this tragic event.

I have young daughters as well.  I read about all the wrong way accidents and live in fear.  We must send a message.

Ricky Carter had choices and he made a choice to drink and drive.   We have choices as well and that is to ensure he serves his full sentence (too short for 4 lives lost) for this crime.

It is stunning that the families/friends/community have to plea every single year to keep Ricky Carter serving his full sentence.  For shame to all who participated in that decision.




Linda Seatvet

Plano, Tx