Thursday, April 12, 2007


I read this story on SANDRA RUTTAN'S BLOG and just had to share it here, along with a link to the Petition.

In 1982, a beautiful 16 year old girl was picked up at a bus stop by an 18 yr. old man who brutally raped, mutilated, and murdered her by torture, and finally by smashing in her head with a 70 lb. cement block. Her name was DARLENE and her family called her "Dolly".

This murderer is now up for parole on April 17th/07 for his 25 yrs to life sentence. In Canada, I'm sorry to say, "life sentence" doesn't mean "life behind bars till you die". This man has served his 25 yrs and is now asking to be paroled back into the community.

I urge you to visit NO FREEDOM DOBSON - the website that Darlene's sister has put up to let the public know about this horrific crime. Please click on the "Petition" icon at the bottom of the page and sign it electronically. We only have 5 more days till his parole hearing. You don't have to live in Canada to sign the petition.

We can't bring back DARLENE, but we can try and help her family prevent this monster coming back into society. As a former police officer, I watched the video clip on the website in horror. This man will undoubtedly reoffend. The most sickening part of the video was the way he spoke about "MY victim's family." He still has the murder "personalized" and that means there's no remorse for his actions.

Please visit the website and sign the petition. It only takes a few moments and could mean all the difference in whether or not this man goes free to commit further rape/murders of underage girls.

And many thanks to fellow writer Sandra Ruttan for bringing this to light in our cyber-community.

1 comment:

Sandra Ruttan said...

Thank you for spreading the word, Laurie. I was just sick when I read the news article. This is an example of why life should mean life, and it scares me to think what this man will do if released.

I believe your assessment of his lack of remorse is dead on.