August 25, 2005



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



To Whom It May Concern:


I cannot believe that Ricky Carter has the possibility of parole after 5 years, when he snuffed out the lives of four young women that had their whole lives ahead of them.  This is beyond the comprehension of any sane person.  This man had a choice and got behind the wheel, when legally drunk, and changed the lives of so many people.  He should serve the entire sentence of 20 years.


It just breaks my heart to imagine the pain that these families have suffered and will continue to suffer their entire lives.  I have a daughter that will be driving next year and it really scares me that she will have to worry about people such as Ricky Carter.


In my twenty-one years as a firefighter for the City of Arlington, I cannot begin to count the times that I have seen this exact scenario; a drunk driver walks away and innocent people are carried off in body bags.  I always wonder why the drunks that say “I never drink and drive”, come out of the incident unscathed but leave behind total destruction to innocent people like these beautiful young women and their families.


If this man is paroled and kills again, will you be held responsible?  Could you sleep at night?  Please do the right thing for Lacey, Mandi, Whitney and Staci, their suffering friends and families, Parker County and my daughter, a future driver.






Saxon N Bailey

Springtown, Texas