In order to help please copy the parole opposition letter and mail it to the Board of Parole Hearings before October 11, 2018.
For your confidentiality, do NOT put your return address on the letter, only on the outer mailing envelope.
Board of Parole Hearings
ATTN: Pre-Hearing Correspondence
P.O. Box 4036
Sacramento, CA 95812-4036
RE: David E. Archer – CDC# D-54803
Parole Hearing Date: October 11, 2018 (TBD)
Dear Chairman and Parole Board Member~
Please DO NOT grant a parole date to convicted murderer, David E. Archer. On April 30, 1986, Raymond H. Podell was hired by a real estate agency to do repairs in a vacant house. On April 28, 1986, Ray Podell discovered David Archer hiding in the house where Archer had committed rape and battery on a woman. Ray Podell went to the street to ask for help. David Archer went out to the driveway, came within 7-10 feet of Ray Podell (44 years old) then aimed his sawed-off shotgun and shot him in the chest. He then purposely drove over Mr. Podell, dragging his body 120 feet down the street.
Two people desperately motioned to David Archer that he was dragging a man under his vehicle. Archer stopped his car, shifted into reverse, dislodging Ray Podell’s body and then fled the scene. While a statewide search was under way to find David Archer, he met a woman and convinced her that he could help her obtain alimony from her ex-husband in Canada. After five days, David Archer was caught during a police pursuit, with the woman, while enroute to Los Angeles International Airport. David Archer was subsequently detained at gunpoint and arrested.
David E. Archer has had a long history of violent behavior:
~ At 14 years old, he beat his uncle unconscious with a hammer (reported by a Monterey County Police investigator during the murder investigation);
~ On April 18, 1973, he assaulted a woman and was convicted (Santa Cruz Police Department Report #73-02569);
~ On March 13, 1978, he assaulted another woman and was convicted (Santa Cruz Police Department Report #211992);
~ On April 28, 1986, he assaulted another woman. The victim decided not to press charges, because of the murder charges for killing Raymond Podell (Carmel Police
Department Report #860478).
On October 11, 2018 (TBD), Raymond Podell’s family will have to relive the horrendous events that led to his brutal and senseless murder. Their lives have never been the same and now they are having to face the uncertainty of another parole hearing. Mr. Podell’s sister lives in constant fear of a possible release, as she has been proactive in keeping Archer behind bars where he belongs. Common sense dictates that David Archer is not capable of remaining free of criminal behavior. There is every reason to believe he will re-offend and, once again, pose a significant threat to the life of another human being. Because of his complete disregard for human life, lack of conscience/remorse and past criminal history, justice demands that this convicted murderer be denied parole. David Archer made a personal choice to execute an innocent man and must continue to accept the consequences of his actions.
Please deny parole to convicted murderer, David E. Archer, for the maximum time allowed by State of California law.
Thank you for your consideration~
For your confidentiality, please do not posted return address on this letter/envelope