It appears parole hearing is soon
I have had literally dozens of calls and
e-mails asking for a follow up on the Brandon Elledge story.
In case you missed the story, Brandonís confessed killer is
up for a parole hearing again this year and Brandonís
father, Ben, was asking for community support to keep
Timothy Acklen behind bars for yet another year.
Everyone wants to know the outcome of the
parole hearing or at least when it is to be held.
No one knows for sure, but Ben Elledge
did contact me last week to let me know the outpouring of
concern from the community has been wonderful. He also
wanted to let me know he had just received a letter from
Victimís Services Division of the Texas Department of
Criminal Justice telling him to contact the Parole Board on
Feb. 21. That means, according to Ben, that the time for the
board to consider Acklen as a possible candidate for parole
is sometime in the next few weeks.
So, as soon as I know something our
readers will to. There will be a story about the decision of
the Parole Board. Letís all hope they decide Acklen should
remain behind bars.
I want to thank our readers who have sent
e-mails, mailed letters and faxed letters asking the state
to keep Acklen behind bars. Ben says not a day goes by that
he doesnít see several people out in the community and all
mention the article and assure him they have sent a letter
or an e-mail to officials.