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In September of this year, the Parole Board will review the case of David Lopez. It was on June 26, 1979, David Lopez murdered 20-year-old Cydney Myers, daughter of Nell and Fred Myers, sister of Whitney Myers. Cydney's mother, Nell Myers, became the founder of the organization PEOPLE AGAINST VIOLENT CRIME, now it's in 25th year and fought the system single handed to enact the "Victim's Bill of Rights". In it's current capacity PAVC and this Bill gives voice to both victim's and survivors in our judicial system.
Both Nell and Fred have since passed away. So it seems that only CYNDNEY'S SISTER, Whitney, remains on the contact list to be notified of the possible parole. Lopez is in very high hopes that there is strong possibility he will be released. That is unless concerned citizens come forward and protest his release..
WHAT CAN YOU DO????
Protest Against Parole
Send letters, emails, or faxes protesting the parole of David Villanueva Lopez TDCJ ID# 00496442
Please send the automated e-mail below or write letters of protest against the parole of David Villanueva Lopez. THIS LETTER CAN BE COPIED AND PASTED INTO YOUR EMAIL! OR MAIL TO
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
Texas Department Criminal Justice
P.O. Box 13401
Austin, Texas 78711
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject Line: Protest Letter)
Please send copies of your written protests to us so that we can send them to the victims' family -- see contact info below.
People Against Violent Crime
P.O. Box 92621
Austin, Texas 78709
**********SAMPLE PROTEST LETTER**********
Texas Board of Pardon and Paroles
8712 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite 265
P.O. Box 13401, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
Re: David Villanueva Lopez
State ID:#02822925 TDCJ ID# 00496442
Dear Board Members:
As a concerned citizen, I am writing to ask that you DO NOT grant parole to inmate David Lopez TDCJ ID# 496442. June 26, 1979, David Lopez murdered 20-year-old Cydney Myers. He raped Cydney, viciously beat her with a tire rod and then strangled her with a seatbelt. After he had already murdered her, he then acted out the unthinkable; he proceeded to rape and sodomize her lifeless body again. He then left her beaten body slumped over the steering wheel of a car parked on Guadalupe Street in Austin Texas.
Lopez’s walked a free man for almost nine years until a just criminal system caught up with him. There were two separate emotional trials for the victim’s family. Twenty Four citizens/jurors convicted Lopez beyond a reasonable doubt. He is serving a “Life” sentence for Murder with Deadly Weapon.
The extreme violent nature of his crime should preclude any consideration for parole. The victim and society deserve to know that they are protected from this violent offender, David Villanueva Lopez.
In addition, to lessen the emotional trauma the parole review process has on the victim's family, please consider the maximum set-off for any future parole reviews. Thank you for your consideration.