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It’s easy to help. Copy this parole opposition letter and mail it to the Board of Parole Hearings before June 20, 2019.

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: Charles Roland—CDC #K28839

Parole Hearing Date: June 20, 2019

Dear Chairman and Parole Board Member,

Please DO NOT grant a parole date to convicted murderer, Charles Roland. 

On December 30, 1995, Charles Roland drove by the home of his wife, Donna Sylvia, from whom he had been separated since March 1995, to spy on her. They had had a volatile relationship. He was very jealous and, after their separation, had threatened her several times that he would hurt her or kill her if she dated anyone. 

Ms. Sylvia had two couples over that evening. They were preparing for a New Year’s Eve party. All of a sudden, Roland walked in, saw the two mensaid “Who the f*** are you?”, confronted Ms. Sylvia, slashed her face with a knife he had brought with him, and then proceeded to attack the two men. 

Anthony Ruiz was stabbed several times in the stomach and spent eight days in the hospital following surgery. Mike Novello received nine life-threatening stab wounds to his upper body, lost at least 30% use of his hand, received major scarring and lives with constant pain. 

Jason Jeffrey lived in a nearby duplex. He and Ms. Sylvia had had a yard sale together but were not close friends. Somehow Roland knew of him and had decided he was involved with Ms. Silvia. 

After stabbing the two men, Roland stabbed Miss Sylvia again, saying “I got you good b****!“ then left. A witness observed him walk down the driveway, then stop and look at Jason Jeffrey who had come out of his front door after hearing a knock. Roland grabbed Jason, inflicted a fatal wound to his heart, two wounds to his abdomen, and a wound to his armpit. He died almost immediately.

Jason was 25 years old. He worked with his father and had been talking to him on the telephone when he heard a banging noise on his front door. He told his father to hold on and went to the door. His father heard a thump and Jason yell “Help me!” as he was waiting for Jason to return. He never did. 

Jason was a defensive martial arts teacher. He had a serious girlfriend and was a much-loved son and brother to two sisters. Everyone testified to his calm and gentle manner.

Roland told the police that he had killed three men. When he was told only one died, he said “I hope it was that m***** f*****Jason.” His jealousy and obsession with his soon to be ex-wife led him to murder an innocent young man and try to kill two other men plus stabbing his wife. He has never expressed remorse and continues to maintain that he acted in self-defense in spite of complete evidence to the contrary.

In addition, in 2008, 13 years after the murder, Roland’s prison cell was routinely searched and threatening papers were found against the prosecutor of his case and a judge who was a friend of the family. The papers contained drawings of the prosecutor and the judge with targets on their faces and the statements “MASSACRE AT MARBLE COURT” and “VENDETTA”. Roland had illegal papers from the Internet about the prosecutor and the judge, including their home addresses. He wrote things in his journal that showed he continued to obsess about his “unfair” conviction and the people that he felt were responsible for it.

It is a crime and a terrible lack of justice that this convicted murderer is entitled to a parole hearing at all. Per the United States Supreme Court decision, “State prisoners have no constitutional right to parole”. Although commitment offense is now rarely considered by the Board during parole hearings (inmate population seems more of a concern), it is hoped you will think about this murderer’s many victims, and take into consideration Roland’s brutal and unconscionable acts of violence. 

Please help Jason Jeffrey’s family and friends from being victimized again by keeping his murderer behind bars where he belongs. Deny parole to convicted murderer, Charles Roland, for the maximum time allowed by California law.

Your consideration will be greatly appreciated.

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(For your confidentiality, please do not put your return address on the letter, only on the outer mailing envelope.)