At 13-years-old, Billy Ray White was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 10 years for armed robbery, theft of a motor vehicle and the murder of J.D. Hall in Douglasville, GA. Four years later, White wrote threatening letters to Hall’s family. Now, 15 years later, they are fighting his possible release. CNN’s Emanuella Grinberg reports.
In a handwritten letter to J.D. Hall’s daughter, the convicted killer promised to carve her up like a turkey and make her head into a flower pot. In another letter to Hall’s son, he said he would put him through a meat grinder and force his relatives to eat him.
You can run but you can’t hide. You can go to the police, but they can’t protect you. You can change your name, address, or even move, but I will always find you,” he wrote in a letter postmarked May 15, 1989. “They can’t keep me in here for the rest of my life.”
White has admitted to writing the letters and that they were a “stupid thing.” His sister stands up for him, saying that he was the product of alcoholic parents who neglected and abused him, and that he deserves a chance to prove he’s changed
The Georgia Parole Board has refused to release him six times, the last time in June. He comes up for parole again in April.
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