Help keep convicted murderer Robert T. Mattos behind bars

It’s easy to help. Download or copy the parole opposition letter and mail it to the Board of Parole Hearings before June 7, 2017.

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Board of Parole Hearings

P.O. Box 4036

Sacramento, CA   95812-4036




Dear Chairman and Parole Board Member,

Please DO NOT grant a parole date to convicted murderer, Robert T. Mattos.

In July of 1976, William Finetti was sitting in his living room watching the Summer Olympics.  A short time later, his daughter-in-law, Denise Finetti, stopped by after work for a brief visit. Within minutes, there was a knock at the front door. When Mr. Finetti opened the door, there stood Robert Mattos, his murderer.  A short conversation took place and in the midst of the conversation, Mattos produced a gun and shot Mr. Finetti point blank.  At this time, Denise began screaming.  Mattos, realizing there was a witness, entered the home and shot at her four (4) times, hitting her twice, critically wounding her.  Upon leaving the home, Mattos shot Mr. Finetti again while he lay on the floor dying.

Mattos fled to Hawaii, where he was apprehended and extradited.  He was tried and convicted of the First Degree Murder of William Finetti (receiving 7 Years to Life) and the Attempted Murder of Denise Finetti (receiving 7 years to Life).

On June 7, 2017, the Finetti family will, once again, have to relive the horrendous events that led to William’s brutal murder and the attempted murder of his daughter-in-law, Denise. Each parole hearing victimizes this family once again; the stress and uncertainty is unbearable!

Robert Mattos made a personal choice to brutally execute an innocent family man and had every intention to murder his daughter-in-law. Because of his complete disregard for human life, lack of remorse, extensive criminal history and heinous nature of this crime, this convicted murderer poses a great risk to society and does not deserve the right to freedom.

Although commitment offense is now rarely considered by the Board during parole hearings, it is hoped you will think about this murderer’s victim, William Finetti and surviving victim, Denise Finetti and take into consideration Mattos’ unconscionable acts of violence.

Please deny parole to convicted murderer, Robert Mattos, for the maximum time allowed by State of California law.

Thank you for your consideration.


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