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

Tuesday, August 27, 2005

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

Dear Parole Board,

Ricky did not intend to kill four very young girls but Ricky Carter made a very bad decision getting behind the wheel in a drunken state. I believe Mr. Cater was very aware something horrible like this can and does happen all too often in the United States. Once Mr. Carter became drunk his mind and his ability to make the right choices were dulled to the point he just did not care enough to call for someone else to carry him home. If Mr. Carter is let out of prison our society will receive the wrong message concerning driving drunk and slaughtering in a bloody way these children. If society gets the message, driving drunk and killing in a horrific way, jail time is the price one could pay for not thinking twice about driving drunk, then just maybe someone drunk will call for help and another person or persons will not have to die. Then mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, other family members, and friends will not have to suffer. One youth killed can spread so much pain only those who have been there could understand. Placing a drunk driver who hasn't hurt anyone in jail for a day or two isn't that bad. Placing a drunken driver who has killed another should stay much, much longer. Killing multiple children is so horrible the one responsible needs never to be part of society again. All too often drunk drivers are given too many chances and all too often they fail to get their life together. Too often they repeat driving drunk until a life is lost. If you kill and you must serve a very long time in jail, it just might stop the repeated offender. If it can't stop those who just can not stop drinking and driving, perhaps it just might stop some other youth from driving drunk and killing another youth inside his or her auto or people in another auto. There are few answers to stopping drunk highway slaughter. Two include catching them before the worst happens and scaring the others not to get behind the wheel. If you choose to drive drunk and you kill, then you give up you life to enter back into a normal life- for ever.

Mike Rabb

Ruston, La.