Skip to comments.Parole hearings again. Freeper help requested to keep a rapist in prison (update at post 177)
Posted on 06/17/2012 1:06:42 PM PDT by trussell
It was suggested that I should post this in the public forum instead of keeping it in Freepmail.
The monster who raped me is coming before the board of parole again. Every 3 years.
I ask that anyone who may have a reason to want him to stay behind bars, please consider writing the board (by email) expressing their thoughts about his release. He is a 5-time felon. The attack happened in Texas, the day before Thanksgiving, 1990. He broke 6 locks on my front door.
When he was raping me, he made it clear to me that I would not be his last victim. He told me that if I helped prosecute him, he would kill me when he was released. He also assured me that he would never again leave a witness. He told me he would kill next time because he wouldn't allow himself to be put back in prison.
I am blessed that I wasn't killed. I thank God every day for that blessing.
He is a five-time felon. Each one of his crimes was progressively worse than the one before. His attack on me was brutal. During the attack, he took every opportunity to make me feel inferior. He justified his attack by claiming I deserved it because of the way I dressed.
It's been 22 years since he attacked me, yet it feels like it was yesterday. I will always feel fear; I will always worry about my own children being attacked. I will always worry that he is around the corner waiting to kill me. I will always feel the need to watch over my shoulder. Please help me convince the board to not release him. Please help me convince them to make him serve his life sentence. Please help me keep them from releasing another sexual predator on the innocent.
Before they caught him, he ran to Florida to escape. I believe no state is safe from this monster.
There is a price per page, but she doesn’t know exactly how many pages until she gets all the files pulled. It will be about 320 pages, give or take ?
I didn’t think to ask how much per page...since I know I couldn’t afford to pay for it anyway. I told her to let me know how much when she gets them all pulled.
Get everything you can afford together.
If you have to borrow a few bucks from your friends and family, do it.
I hope it goes well.
What null said.
I think they charge about 25 cents a page here but no idea what it is where you are. As someone who is a victim in this, I would think the cost would be waived. You may be able to ask that it be.
Best wishes. You know you much support here; let us know how we can help.
I mentioned that I was the survivor in this case and asked if that made any difference. I was told that it doesn’t. Family of the criminal, and family of the victim, as well as the victim and any other person who asks, all pay the same price. Wish I had thought to ask how much per page. :(
(((((Hugs, Blessings, and Prayers)))))
Wow...I got a packet of paperwork from the open records request I requested...Sure wish I could share it with you all. This guy is a career criminal!
Well, I got notice today that some of the papers I want to get are going to cost...alot.
I asked if I could get the fees waived since I was the “survivor” in the case and they said “no, victims and family of both sides pay the same amount”. Bummer...Wish I was working :(
Sitting here as an emotional wreck.
Just got off the phone with Mr. Lafavre from the parole board. He was calling to get my comments about the subject of parole. He thought it would give me comfort to hear that he spoke with the inmate today, and that the inmate is (supposedly) remorseful, and wants to be released to Lubbock Texas to marry his fiance. (how does a 21 year inmate get a fiance?) That he won’t be back in prison if he is allowed release. (remember his promise to kill next time so there is no victim to testify?). That he’s 53 years old and is a Level 3 trustee (still not trusted enough to be outside the facility).
I asked him if he had grandchildren. When he said yes, I asked him if he could live with himself if he voted to release this monster and had his grandchild hurt by him. Or his daughter, sister, mother, niece.
I reminded him the sentences from the prior convictions: Received 5 years for Theft, burglary of a habitation: Aggravated Assault, 1978
Received 2 years for theft, 81
Received 12 years for Theft, burglary of a habitation: Aggravated Assault, 1984
Another charge, unsure what and when, but received a 15 year sentence
The attack against me 85 years, 1990
I told him the file says this convict was Continually absconding...I said “doesn’t that mean he runs away? He leaves the state or goes where he is not permitted to go, and doesn’t let his parole officer know...and wasn’t he absconded when he attacked me”?
I had this statement prepared...but I also said much more:
Having requested every document I can get, I still cant figure out how long he has been out on parole before re-offending and going back. How long was he on parole before he attacked me? It looks to me like he was released on 10/8/90, and attacked me on 11/21/90. Could you live with yourselves if you released him and he attacked again? What if he attacked your mother, daughter, niece, sister? Your grandchild? He promised to kill next time so he wouldnt be put back in prison. Can you be sure, in your own mind, that he wouldnt do exactly that? He has proven many times how violent and dangerous he can be when he punched another inmate in the face while that inmate was on the phone. It was a totally unprovoked action. Im sure that isnt the only violent action he has had while in prison.
Notes on the warrants says it perfectly Failed to fulfill the terms and conditions of release and is therefore NOT worthy of the trust and confidence therein placed
The jury recognized the danger he presents and chose to give him 85 years. They got to see his face while he testified. They got to see my face while I testified. He has only served less than 22 years of that sentence. The jury would be ashamed to find out that their recommendation wasnt understood. The instruction given to them was 5 to 99 years, or life. They believed his actions merited 85 years. His attack on me was brutal. He forced his member into my mouth, he forced me to submit to being penetrated. He told me he had AIDS. He told me he would kill me if I didnt submit. He told me he would kill me if I told. He told me he would kill me if I testified.
Mr. Lafavre told me my comments didn’t fall on deaf ears...that he will take everything I said into consideration, and that he hopes I will eventually have peace from the torment I deal with over this attack. He also said it’s time to decide if they are going to house him forever or if they are going to release him on parole and watch over him. He told me the 3 years time frame for hearings was mandatory and that “serve all” was not an option that would apply here, as he has “too much time left to serve his maximum sentence”, which wouldn’t end until 2075
If 3 board members say “no”, he stays in...if 5 say “yes”, he is released. Once they have 3 “no” votes, the voting stops. Mr. Lafavre will cast his vote today, then pass the file along. It can take 30 to 45 days to get a decision. Please...pray!!
I take it that Mr. Lafavre is an idiot.
Praying hard. May God protect the right and the innocent.
I’m encouraged that he bothered to call.
It’s going to be OK!
Prayers that he never gets out. Besides, Lubbock is too close to where I live for comfort! I too wonder how he got engaged while in prison and not supposed to be communicating with the outside world. She will regret it for sure!
He had to...it’s my right as “victim” to request a voice in the process...they have to call and get my statement. I choose to give my statement by phone instead of letter as one of the board hears my voice and the pain in my tone.
Is that the way it works in Texas? Do you know if there are any liberals on the Parole Board?
I don’t know...I know this guy saying it’s time to decide if they are going to foot the bills for him forever or let him go and watch him through his parole officer...that truly scares me.
Just sent to your PM box. Thank you Randy
I continue to pray for you T! Have faith, even when the world seems crazy around you, you will see justice in this. God Bless you!
Thanks for letting us know.
((((Hugs)))Just got to read this.I will pray a rosary on the way home today.
(((((Sending Heartfelt Prayers, Dear Trussell)))))
Just catching up on FR after a few days off-line. I’m praying for you & for the parole board - may the Good Lord give them what seems so uncommon these days: common sense!
Update...got an email this morning from the automatic system ... I believe it’s called VIBE. Here is the important part of that message:
On 8/31/2012, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole for this offender and set the next review for 8/1/2015. You will be notified when the case is placed in the review process, approximately four months prior to the next review date.
Praise God. What a relief!
Hopefully the guy will drop dead or meet with unfortunate deadly circumstances before his next appearance.
I know how relieved you must be!
Great news !
It’s truly incredible (and not in a good way) that this monster would even be considered for parole only a quarter of the way through his sentence. IMO the only way he should leave prison alive is to enter a hospice because he has terminal cancer - and therefore would be too far gone to represent a threat to anyone. That’s it. He is EXACTLY the kind of thug for which three strikes laws were created.
That’s good news :-)
The downside to my relief is in knowing I have to do this again in 3 years. Otherwise...yes, I am very relieved!
I’ve been told that the 3 strikes rule has been abondoned...I hope I heard wrong!
It was exactly 1/4 of a life sentence that he HAD to serve before being eligible to have parole hearings...I proved he used a weapon against me and that I was in fear of dying, so that was a condition of his sentence. 60 years is considered a life sentence in Texas.
I’m very glad to hear this news, tr! I’m just sorry you’ll have to go through it again in 3 years.
It was exactly 1/4 of a life sentence that he HAD to serve before being eligible to have parole hearings.
For violent offenses, it should be a much higher percentage. Because with violent offenders, prison isn't just punishment, it is protection for society as well. The jury sent a clear message. The state should not have laws or guidelines that undermine such a message.
So every three years ?
Sorry ya have to put up with such T ......
Glad this POS is going to stay locked up for now.
Stay safe !
Thank you my FRiend. Unfortunately, they said it had to be every three years. I know they could do a serve all...but the one I talked to seemed to be very concerned with the financial aspect of keeping him in prison for much longer.
Violent thugs like that are exactly why we have prisons in the first place. If they had done a better job keeping him in there, this might not have ever happened to you in the first place.
I hope this gives you some peace of mind!
Remind us in 2015 and I’ll be happy to write another letter, as many as necessary to keep this monster or any other like him behind bars.
All the Best to You.
:)Thank You Lord.
Then we start writing polidiots NOW to keep his butt locked away for rest of his life.
I hear rumor he’s a snitch and sells out the cartels insiders ......:o)
Let’s hope he never gets out.
Praise God and THANK YOU God for this round!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please keep us Freepers informed when the next round comes near. So happy for you!
To all that prayed for trussell and wrote letters, THANK YOU!
For us all:
Great news T!!! I know it must be exhausting to keep fighting his parole every few years, but you’ve won this round! Congrats!!
Thank you for the update. Very happy to hear that parol was denied.
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