It’s easy to help. download the parole opposition letter template: PHILLIP C. WATTS PAROLE OPPOSITION FOOTHILL , sign it and mail it to the Board of Parole Hearings before December 14, 2017.
For your confidentiality, do NOT put your return address on the letter, only on the outer mailing envelope.
or copy the letter:
Board of Parole Hearings
P.O. Box 4036
Sacramento, CA 95812-4036
ATTN: PRE-HEARING CORRESPONDENCE
RE: WATTS, Phillip C. – CDCR# H-89135
PAROLE HEARING DATE – DECEMBER 21, 2017
Dear Chairman and Parole Board Member~
Please DO NOT grant a parole date to convicted murderer Phillip Clark Watts, CDCR# H-89135.
On August 3, 1992, Phillip Clark Watts entered the home of 82-year-old Lawrence “Hoss” Harrison for the sole purpose of robbery. Mr. Harrison was in his backyard watering when he was alerted of the intrusion by his barking dog. Watts immediately began beating his victim about the face, knocking him to the ground and then demanded his money. Watts then brutally stabbed Mr. Harrison a total of 63 times (26 to his face). The elderly victim’s eyes had been gouged with the knife blinding him while he fought for his life. There were also bite marks on his back. Mr. Harrison’s injuries were so extensive that his body was grotesquely mutilated. This killer got away with $1800 in government checks/cash, clothes and tools.
It is a crime and a terrible lack of justice that this convicted killer is entitled to a parole hearing at all. Per the United States Supreme Court decision, “State prisoners have no constitutional right to parole”. Because of Watts’ complete disregard for human life, sense of entitlement and the heinous nature of this crime, he must continue to accept the consequences of his actions. This convicted murderer poses a significant 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, 82-year-old “Hoss” Harrison, and take into consideration Watts’ brutal and unconscionable act of violence. Watts’ personal choice to execute an innocent and defenseless elderly man for personal/financial gain cannot be ignored by this Board.
Please show your support for Lawrence “Hoss” Harrison’s family and friends by keeping his murderer behind bars where he belongs. Deny parole to convicted murderer, Phillip Clark Watts for the maximum time allowed by State of California law.
Your consideration is sincerely appreciated.
For your confidentiality, please do not post return address on this letter; only on the mailing envelope