August 8, 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 / 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.  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 the senseless tragedy of December 19, 1998.

Deciding to drink and drive is no different than making the decision to pick up a gun and go to the streets and randomly begin shooting—both crimes are equally devastating and should be punished accordingly.  Had this man shot these beautiful girls at point blank range with a gun he wouldn’t even be considered for parole, and that’s how it should be handled now.  He committed a deadly crime with a deadly weapon—his vehicle.  He needs to spend every day of his 20 year sentence behind bars.  The families of these girls will feel the pain of their great loss for more than 20 years!

Respectfully,

 

Rebecca M. Mitchell
Plano, Texas   75025