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The family of Gary Chase has requested our help in keeping his murderer, Walter Reynolds, behind bars.  Please write letters today opposing a possible release to parole. PAROLE HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 29, 2019.  Following is a sample letter:



Department of Corrections and Parole

C/O Victim Advocate

3400 Knipp Drive

Jefferson City, MO   65109


        PAROLE HEARING DATE:  MAY 29, 2019

Dear Parole Board Members~

Please DO NOT grant a parole date to convicted murderer, Walter Reynolds – ID# 00174117.  On October 11, 1988, Gary Chase, age 25, met friends at a local sports bar to watch Monday Night Football.  When Gary and his friend, Randy Garren went to their cars to leave, Reynolds and Co-Offender Butler, approached and demanded their money.  Although Gary and Randy complied, they were ordered to the ground and both were shot in the legs with a .357 Magnum.  Gary bled to death after the bullet severed a major artery.

Co-Offender Butler testified against Reynolds and plea-bargained for a 15-Year sentence.  He served only 12 years and was released on parole in October 2001. Reynolds was convicted of Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, First Degree Robbery and three (3) counts of armed criminal action.  He was ordered to serve 95 years in consecutive terms for the six convictions. During his sentencing, convicted murderer, Walter Reynolds, turned to Gary’s family and threatened all of them.  The Chase family still lives in fear today.

On May 29, 2019, Gary Chase’s family will have to relive the horrendous events that led to his senseless murder. Their lives have never been the same and now they face the uncertainty of another parole hearing.

Walter Reynolds must be held accountable for his personal choice to shoot two innocent young men during the commission of a robbery. Because of his complete disregard for human life and the brutality of this crime, justice demands that this convicted murderer be denied parole.  He must remain behind bars where he cannot again harm another innocent human being.  He must be required to serve his FULL TERM of 95 YEARS.

Gary had dreams and plans for a bright future. He would have graduated in just a short time from Kansas State University and would have married his high school sweetheart the same month he was murdered.  Gary does not get a second chance to live; he is gone forever.  Therefore, Walter Reynolds does not deserve a second chance or the privilege of freedom. 

Please support Gary Chase’s family and friends by keeping his murderer behind bars where he belongs. Deny parole to convicted murderer, Walter Reynolds, for the maximum time allowed by State of Missouri law.

Thank you for your consideration~


For your confidentiality, please do not disclose your return address on the letter; only on the outer mailing envelope

Please send a copy of  your letter to the victim’s family at:

Chase Family – 7316 High Drive, Prairie Village, KS  66208