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WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please send letters in support of these families today!
The following Parole Hearing(s) is/are imminent! Although we are encouraging letters be written in your own words, a pre-written letter is being provided for ‘copy and paste’ purposes. Please share this information with family and friends; and ask that they also lend support in this effort to help keep these convicted murderers behind bars.
1.DEXTER TERRELL COLEMAN – CDC# E-48016- (PAROLE HEARING DATE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2013)
State of California
San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin, CA 94964
ATTN: Classification & Parole Representative
RE: Dexter Terrell Coleman – CDC # E48016
Parole Hearing Date: September 4, 2013
Dear Board of Parole Hearing Commissioners:
Please DO NOT grant a parole date to convicted murderer, Dexter Terrell Coleman. On September 20, 1988, Coleman brutally murdered Aron Michael Hagan, while in the commission of robbing him. Coleman shot Aron three (3) times once in the head, once in the neck and then once in the back. Coleman then left his lifeless body slumped in the front seat bleeding to death.
On September 4, 2013, Aron Hagan’s family will, once again, have to relive the tremendously painful events that led to his brutal and senseless murder. Coleman’s violent and heinous actions not only took Aron’s life, but changed the lives of his family forever. Because of his complete disregard for human life and lack of conscience and remorse, justice demands that this convicted murderer be denied parole. Dexter Terrell Coleman made a personal choice to kill an innocent human being; all for personal gain, and he must continue to accept the consequences of his actions. He must remain in prison, so that he can never again harm another innocent human being.
I am adamantly opposed to, and request that you please deny parole to convicted murderer, Dexter Terrell Coleman for the maximum time allowed by State of California law.
Thank you for your consideration,
For your confidentiality, do NOT put your return address on the letter, only on the outer mailing envelope.
Please send a copy to the victim’s family:
Angela Hagan – e-mail to email@example.com
2.MICHAEL A. MARTIN – CDC# C-04686 – (GOVERNOR’S REVIEW FOR PAROLE SUITABILITY: 2013
CAH received a request from the family of a murdered CDC Correctional Officer, Victor Sam. We are asking our members to please write California Governor Brown in support of this family’s efforts in keeping this murderer behind bars. As time is of essence, please fax your letters to Governor Brown at (916) 558-3160.
CITIZENS AGAINST HOMICIDE FORMAL LETTER TO GOVERNOR BROWN: VETO PAROLE OF CONVICTED MURDERER, MICHAEL A. MARTIN
Governor Jerry Brown
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
RE: Michael A. Martin, CDC# C-04686
Honorable Governor Brown:
On behalf of Dena Sam, wife of murder victim, Victim Sam, a sworn peace officer for the State of California (Correctional Officer at CRC-Norco), Mr. Sam’s extended family and many friends, Citizens Against Homicide formally requests that you do not approve the Board of Parole Hearings decision that Michael A. Martin is suitable for parole.
On July 21, 1977, Martin brutally and senselessly murdered Mr. Sam, when he robbed the victim of his wallet and discovered the Correctional Officer ID.
There are no redeeming factors that, when considered, would be favorable for parole suitability. Martin has an extensive history of violent behavior, as evidenced by the numerous disciplinary actions while incarcerated. These disciplinary actions for physical altercations resulted in a guilty finding, which clearly demonstrates that he is not willing to reform and, therefore, is NOT suitable for parole.
Again, we ask that you DO NOT give any consideration to granting a parole date to convicted murderer, Michael A. Martin.
Thank you for your consideration.
Citizens Against Homicide
In the State of California, Letters of Opposition will NOT be considered by the Parole Hearing Panel if they are marked “Confidential”. Families requesting CAH to assist with a Parole Opposition Letter Writing Campaign must provide information on their state’s policy regarding confidentiality issues. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Gene and Shellie Cervantes, CAH Victim Advocates/Consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 728-2873.
2. “A VICTIM’S GUIDE TO THE CALIFORNIA PAROLE HEARING PROCESS” – (By The Crime Victim’s Assistance Network Foundation)
MOST RECENT PAROLE HEARING RESULTS
Joseph Truby – (AWAITING PAROLE HEARING RESULTS)
Jeffrey Paul Perrotte – While under the influence of alcohol (with three (3) prior DUI convictions), Perrotte crashed his vehicle into a vehicle driven by victim Jilly Rizzo. Mr. Rizzo was trapped in his car as it began to burn. Perrotte made the decision to flee the scene, allowing the victim to burn to death. Mr. Rizzo died on his 75th birthday – May 6, 1992. On October 10, 2012, the Parole Board found Jeffrey Paul Perrotte suitable for parole. However, after a recent Board Of Parole Hearing Executive Meeting, the suitability hearing was reviewed and vacated. A new hearing date will be set at a later date.
Craig Keith Simpson – Brutally bludgeoned his wife to death with a claw hammer. To our disgust and dismay, on July 10, 2012, the Parole Board found this convicted murderer suitable for parole.
Juan Arjil – Along with his co-offender (Jesus Rocha), brutally beat and kicked Jose Molina to death. On June 20, 2012, parole was denied and continued for three (3) years.
Jesus Rocha – Along with his co-offender (Juan Arjil), brutally beat and kicked Jose Molina to death. In June 2012, Rocha waived his right for a parole hearing until June 2013.
Jose Gonzalez bound an elderly couple for whom he worked and bludgeoned them to death. On March 5, 2012, parole was denied – continued for three more years. The victims’ family wrote, “…thank you for your help in keeping Jose Gonzalez in prison.”
Brian Laudenback murdered a 22-month-old boy, breaking two ribs, lacerating his liver and pancreas, and injuring his head and face. On February 2, 2012, parole was denied – continued for five more years. The victim’s family wrote to CAH, “Thanks for the support and all of the parole opposition letters that were generated as a result of your efforts.”
Johnnie L. Spruill stalked, harassed, attacked and nearly decapitated a woman. In December 2011 parole was denied – continued for three more years. The victim’s family wrote, “Please pass this wonderful news to everyone and express how grateful we are for CAH and everyone that helped us during this trying time.”
Gerald James Youngberg (a 30-year-old parolee from Illinois) shot without motive San Bernardino Sheriff’s Lt. Alfred E. Stewart, CA Highway Patrol Officer Larry Wetterling and an innocent service station attendant. His February 8, 2012 parole hearing was cancelled due to his re-evaluation that determined he didn’t meet the criteria for this type of release at this time. The victim’s family wrote to CAH, “We can’t thank you enough for all your support. We have received numerous letters from people that wrote the parole board on our behalf. We truly appreciate each and every one.”
David E. Archer shot a 44-year-old man in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun and then purposely drove over him with his vehicle. Archer waived his right to a hearing for the second time. According to the victim’s family, “The letters sent to the prison had a huge impact, again, on the outcome of this process.”
Robert Shippman parole denied – continued for 3 more years.
William Ray Hall, Jr. stalked, assaulted, strangled, shot his victim in the face with a shotgun, threw victim’s body over a cliff, stole her vehicle and bragged about her murder. On September, 26, 2011 his parole was denied – continued for 5 more years.
David Priest stalked and shot a newlywed man 6 times in the back. On November 9, 2011 Priest and his attorney were no shows at the parole hearing.
Mark Allen Reese strangled, raped and dumped the body of 33-year-old woman. On September 21, 2011, parole was denied – continued for 10 more years.
Christopher Fowler struck, shook and threw a 22-month old baby boy to his death. On November 8, 2011, parole was denied – continued for 3 more years.
Kenneth Valjean Jones shot a Correctional Officer to death during an investigation. On October 19, 2011, parole was denied.
Brian Dennis Shannon brutally shot to death a 23-year-old woman. On September 27, 2011, parole was denied – continued for 5 more years.
Dexter Terrell Coleman brutally shot and killed a serviceman during a car hijacking.Coleman postponed his parole hearing for two years due to the large number of parole opposition letters. Next hearing October 2013.
Franklin Delano Simon, Jr. brutally shot and set on fire a college student. On August 17, 2011, parole was denied – continued for 4 years.
Joseph Lee Daily brutally beat his 7-week-old son who died of head trauma. On August 9, 2011, his parole hearing was postponed for another year.
Mark Alan Koper shot his wife who was six-months pregnant in the back of the head in front of their 17-month old daughter. On March 17, 2011, parole was denied – continued for 2 years.
Norman Simmons stabbed an elderly man to death. On May 23, 2011, Simmons’ parole was denied – continued for 2 years.
Gregory Coates brutally attacked and murdered a young wife and mother of three children. On May 11, 2011, Coates’ parole was denied – contiued for 10 years.
Stanley Darl Hunter executed a man who had taken him into his home. On May 2, 2011, Hunter waived his right to a hearing.
Craig Anderson stalked, abducted and murdered a woman. On April 25, 2011, parole was denied – continued for 5 years.
Francisco Eric Rubio bludgeoned, tortured and murdered an 18-year-old girl. On May 2, 2011, Rubio waived his right to a hearing – continued for three years.
William Robert Geiger after Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, Geiger executed his estranged wife, shooting her several times in front of her mother and grandmother. On April 18, 2011, his parole was denied – continued for 2 years.
Mark Jay Baker bludgeoned a man to death. On March 9, 2011, his parole was denied – continued for 7 years.
Darryl Poole shot a husband in front of his wife because he “wasn’t driving fast enough”, firing through the rear window of the victim’s car with an assault rifle. On February 18, 2011, his parole was denied – continued for 5 years. Over 600 letters were sent requesting denial of his parole.
Michael L. Grant savagely beat, slashed and burned a 74-year-old woman. On January 20, 2011, his parole was denied – continued for 7 years.
David E. Archer shot a 44-year-old man in the chest and drove over him with a car. The prison received so many letters to keep Archer in prison, Archer decided to waive his right to a hearing – continued for 1 year.
Philip Clark Watts stabbed an 82-year-old man 63 times. On January 10, 2011, his parole was denied – continued for 7 years.
Clifford Kenneth Myelle bludgeoned a man to death, striking him 33 times with a claw hammer. On January 11, 2011, his parole was denied – continued for 7 years.
Warren Robert Bozzo a convicted triple murderer, was denied parole on November 23, 2010, and continued for 15 years. The Parole & Classification Representative said that they stopped counting the letters after they reached 500. The stack of letters received requesting denial of parole was stated to have measured 2.5 inches.
Denise Fitzpatrick Poer convicted of pre-meditated murder, was denied parole on November 23, 2010, and continued for 5 years.
Robert John Mahoney savegely beat and strangled a 31-year-old woman. On October 13, 2012, parole was denied – continued for 5 years.
Roger E. Chavez stabbed a mother of 4 to death. On September 15, 2010, parole was denied – continued for 7 years.
Hiroyasu Rody Itai murdered two women. On October 7, 2010, parole was denied – continued for 7 years.
Richard Lamar Leaman murdered a mother with 4 young children. On October 18, 2010, parole denied – continued for 5 years.
Steven Burns murdered a female college student. On September 28, 2010, his parole was denied – continued for 7 years.
Barbara P. Hernandez was convicted of First Degree, Premeditated Murder and Robbery. Hernandez’s Life Without Parole Commutation Request Denied by Governor on September 3, 2010.
Robert T. Mattos convicted of murder and attempted murder. On July 13, 2010, his parole was denied – continued for 7 years.
Gean Baptiste Gamio stabbed his wife to death on Christmas. On June 22, 2010, his parole was denied – continued for 10 years.
Jeffery Paul Perrotte convicted of murder by fire. On June 8, 2010, his parole was denied – continued for 3 years.
William Walter Nichols convicted of a Premeditated Double Homicide. On May 11, 2010, his parole was denied – continued for 5 years.
Simon Macias stabbed a 19-year old woman to death. On February 10, 2010, his parole was denied – continued for 3 years.
Stephen Metz murdered his wife, in what was referred to by authorities as the most brutal in the state of Georgia. His projected release date is July 3, 2053.
Silas Elijah Robinson murdered two people. In December 2009, his parole was denied. Robinson may request another parole hearing in 15 years.
Chuck Edward Johnson murdered a three year old. In December 2009, his parole was denied – continued for 7 years.
Bruce Haims bludgeoned a 21-year old woman to death. On December 10, 2009, his parole was denied by the State of New York.
Jack Vian Jr. convicted of murdering two people. Parole was denied.
De Ellen Bellah convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Murder. Parole was denied – next review October 2014.
Mark Allen Reese convicted of Murder. On September 16, 2009, his parole was denied.
Kenneth V. Jones murdered a Law Enforcement Officer in South Carolina, on July 4, 1979. On June 17, 2009, his parole was denied.
THANK YOU LETTERS
“I’m ecstatic to inform you that Dexter Coleman has decided to waive his right to a parole hearing for two years. I’m sure it is due to the overwhelming amount of Opposition Letters that were received. I know in my heart that if we had gone to the parole heairng without all of your support and letters he would have been released. I thank your organization and everyone who took time to send a letter. I also want everyone to know that I read every letter and personal note I received. Every story touched my heart. Thank you all again and Bless you all. All my love.”
–A. H. McLellan, victim Aron Hagan’s sister.
September 2011 murderer Coleman waived parole hearing for 2 years.
“To all of our family and friends who have been so faithful with your prayers and support in writing letters, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Greg Coates’ parole was denied, and this time for 10 years,… This 10 year denial will give ample time for healing and reprieve from having to think about this monster for a whole decade! God is GOOD!!!!! The Parole Commissioners were blown away from the number of letters received opposing his release and to that, once again, we say thank you. We had over 150!! Your support helps us to gain mementum and gives us strength to continue this fight for justice. We are grateful and appreciate each and every one of you! God Bless you!
–R. Stephens and Family 2011, murderer Coates received 10 more years.
“The (parole) board told my husband that they received about 250-300 letters. We are most grateful for all the support we received from your organization! The parole board was very impressed with the amount of letters received. I know I networked about 100 letters, so that means we were supported by 150-200 of your supporters! Thank you!”
–D. Finetti 2010, murderer Mattos received 7 more years.
“Thank you for all the letters you sent in opposing the parole of Richard Lamar Leaman. Our thanks goes to each person that sent in the letters, you are awesome people. No one could ask for better support, than what you can get from CAH. God Bless you all.”
–E. and J. Goodson 2010, murderer Leaman received 5 more years.
“There were several hundred protest letters in all. Some from CAH supporters; others from family and friends. We believe it does make a difference when the commissioners acknowledge the large stack of protest letters sitting in front of them.”
–G. Erasmy 2010, murderer Mahoney received 5 more years.