Dear Friends: Thank You 2015

October 4th, 2015

Dear Friends,

With all of your support and strength, for the second time, we have successfully protested against the killer, Brandon Threet's parole.

On October 2nd, 2015, we received the following notice from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Victim Services Division:

        RE: Offender THREET, BRANDON, State ID# 06768247, TDCJ# 01115991

        On 10/1/2015, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole for this 
        offender and set the next review for 10/1/2017. You will be notified when the case 
        is placed in the review process, approximately four months prior to the next 
        review date. Should the Board receive additional information that may return the 
        case to the review process earlier than the next review date, you will be notified.

We understand how difficult it was to write a parole protest letter, or to sign a petition. We appreciate the time, effort, thought and heart you put in. Every word in each letter, and every signed petition, had a significant impact on the Parole Board's decision. The fact that the Parole Board not only denied the offender's parole request, but also deferred the next parole review for two years means that our voice was heard.

Both the Director and Deputy Director of TDCJ Victim Services told us that once again our protest has been one of the largest in recent history. To process our protest, TDCJ had to expedite improvements to the system that will ultimately help other victims of crime.

There are not enough words for us to express our gratitude to you. We can only recite Terence's expectation of life which he wrote on his college essay:

        My goal is to reach an old age and be able to look back on my life and smile, 
        knowing that others have benefited from me being alive, and I have impacted 
        their lives in a positive way.

Your support and friendship alongside Terence's words have helped bring us the courage to live positively. Again, we thank you for standing with us. If you have any questions, please contact us. When it comes time to protest this offender's release once again, we hope we can count on your help.

James, Chung and Brendan McArdle

Dear Friends: Thank you 2012