Raven Kazen, Director      

Victom Services Division      

8712 Shoal Creek Blvd Ste 265      

PO Box 13401      

Austin, Texas 78711-3401


August 8, 2005

TO: Texas Parole Board of Pardon and Reviews      

RE: Parole Review      

Offender: Ricky / Rickey Carter      

State ID: 06227942      

TDCJ ID:01009150      

Placed in parole review on 07/05/05

Please register my protest to the parole release of a deadly drunk driver, Ricky / Rickey Carter, referenced above.  I do this in memory of:

Staci Lee  -  Mandi McWhorter  -  Lacey Osina  -  Whitney Welch

With dismay, I clearly see who is ultimately carrying the burden of the carnage from that deadly night: December 19, 1998.

Who is paying the price for the deaths of four beautiful teenage girls?

Who is crying the tears?

Who is unable to sleep because grief still grips their families?

Who will never see their loved ones graduate, marry, bear children and fulfill their dreams?

It is not Ricky / Rickey Carter.  He has not paid the price for his deadly choices.  He has not shown remorse for his devastation on our community.

The early release of this criminal will inflict immeasurable emotional damage not only to the victims’ families, but also to hundreds of other families in Parker County and Texas who have felt the enormous loss and grief resulting from December 19, 1998.



Janelle Shepard

Weatherford, TX 76086