August 22, 2005

Raven Kazen, Director
Victim Services Division
8712 Shoal Creek Blvd Ste 265
PO Box 13401
Austin, Texas 78711-3401

TO: Texas Parole Board of Pardon and Reviews
RE: Parole Review
Offender: Ricky Carter
State ID: 06227942
TDCJ ID:01009150
Placed in parole review on 07/05/05


I am writing to protest the early release of Ricky Carter from jail for the drunk driving deaths of Mandi McWhorter, Whitney Welch, Staci Lee, and Lacey Osina from Brock, Texas.  I am a resident of Parker County and am horrified at the thought that this man may receive early parole and have the opportunity to commit his crime again.  Why should this man be allowed to receive a second chance when his victims got no chance at all?  But the law has already allowed him to have his second chance at the end of his twenty-year sentence that is far more than any of the girls will ever get.  Ricky Carter should feel lucky that he is alive, even if it is in prison.  Texas courts made the decision to put this man in jail for twenty years, and I encourage you to honor that decision and deny Ricky Carter parole.  
Thank you,

Linda Bannister