UPDATE! AS OF JULY 28, 2012
PAROLE HAS BEEN DENIED!!!
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts to those of you who took the time to send a letter to the parole board
on Amanda's behalf. Fred H. Coffey will remain behind bars for another three years. He will come up for possible parole
again in July 2015.
I spoke with his case analyst and she assured me that she read every letter that was sent in (received over 100) and
that they were each taken into consideration when making the decision.
We will need your help again in 2015 and our goal is to get MANY more than 100 letters sent... Let's send THOUSANDS!!
With deepest gratitude,
A parole review date is set for July 21, 2015
Please read Amanda's mother's letter below and find out how YOU can
It is time again for Fred Howard Coffey, Jr. to receive a parole review. As most of you already know,
he was convicted of murdering my daughter, Amanda Marie Ray, in 1979. He was not found and brought to trial until October
of 1986 when he was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to death.
NC Supreme Court overturned the death sentence (not the guilty verdict) and he received a re-sentencing hearing in May of
1991. AGAIN, he was given the death sentence. Then in September of 1995, due to a technicality, he was re-sentenced
again.....this time to life in prison. The jury voted 10 to 2 for the death penalty. However, with the two holdouts,
the judge had no recourse but to sentence him to life.
the time of the last re-sentencing hearing, the N. C. Court system did not have a life without parole
option. As a result, this individual comes up every 3 years for a parole review.
Most of you are
familiar with this case. You know that Coffey is a suspect in twelve child murders in five states. He admitted
to a psychiatrist that he had molested over 100 children up and down the East coast. Of course, the jury was not
privy to this as it was found too prejudicial. However, it is in the transcript of the trial. He had previously
been found guilty and was sentenced to 50 years for molesting his own niece.
family would appreciate your taking the time to write the Parole Board on Amanda's behalf:
is the address. Please be sure and indicate Fred Howard Coffey, Jr. DOC #0081135. The address is:
NC Post Release Supervision & Parole
2020 Yonkers Road 4222 MSC
Raleigh, NC 27699-4222
RE: Fred Howard Coffey,
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP...
Please send a letter to be received prior
to Coffey's parole review date of July 21, 2012 to the address listed above to request denial of parole.
PAROLE BOARD IS REQUIRED TO READ EACH LETTER!
All letters are brought to the parole review and stacked in plain sight. They DO make a difference.
PRINT THE SAMPLE LETTER, SIGN YOUR NAME
AND SEND IT TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE.
Please forward this website address to
anyone you think can help us give a voice to Amanda.
We thank you for your help and support!