I am happy to report... The Kentucky Parole Board honored my request and denied "Cat Killer" Russell Swigart's parole on 2/15/11!! He will not be eligible for parole again until February, 2013.
attended my Victim's Hearing on 2/14/11, armed with over 15,700
signatures from my loyal supporters on Change.org! I was asking for Swigart
to serve out the remainder of his 12 year sentence. I learned that he
was not eligible for a "SERVE OUT" because his felony charges were
categorized as "C & D."
Parole Board seemed genuinely concerned about my well-being and
definitely took the information I shared with them into consideration.
Swigart faced the same board today at Northpoint Training Center in Burgin,
Kentucky, where he is serving his sentence. After a quick
deliberation, the board informed him that his parole was being DENIED
and gave him a 2 year deferment (which was the maximum they were able
to issue, based on current laws).
am deeply indebted to Change.org for giving me a platform to garner
support for my cause and to each and every one of you who signed my
petition!! I would also like to thank The Kentucky Parole Board for
sending a strong message today, that Kentucky's victims DO matter!
Also, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to ALDF
and Care2 for rallying SO many participants for my petition and
generating awareness of my story! Today's victory for animal rights
and women's rights can be attributed to all of you!
I set up a facebook
page dedicated to my cause and in memory of Mr. Frank & Piggy. I
will continue to update supporters with any relevant information about
my case and advocate for animal rights. I will need your help again in
2 years, when Swigart comes up for parole! I invite you to connect with me on facebook... Here is the link:
I would like to close this email with a note to my babies...
am so sorry Frankie and Piggy, for the terrible fear and pain you felt
that night when Mommy wasn't home. I would have been there to protect
you from that awful man, had I known he was out to hurt us. I miss you
so much and cherish the memories we made together for almost 8 years.
Mommy has been fighting for justice for your precious lives since you
went to the Rainbow Bridge. Your bravery has touched the lives of many
people from around the world. Today, was for you! I am honored to be
your Mom! Rest in peace until we meet again, sweet souls. XoXo..."