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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,

Jennifer Ray

A parole review date is set for July 21, 2015

Please read Amanda's mother's letter below and find out how YOU can help!

Dear Friends,

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. 

The 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. 

At 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. 

Our family would appreciate your taking the time to write the Parole Board on Amanda's behalf:

Below is the address.  Please be sure and indicate Fred Howard Coffey, Jr.  DOC #0081135.  The address is:

NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
2020 Yonkers Road  4222 MSC
Raleigh, NC  27699-4222
RE:  Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135

 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. 
THE 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.

 OR:

  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!

  

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