Thursday, June 21, 2007
That's Outrageous and unaceptable to put this Man in parole when he is a repeated violent sexual predator.
Just look how the Law protect to Sexual predators, Child molester, Shyster from getting away from being in Jail.
Murder victim's family upset inmate is up for parole
KENS 5 Eyewitness News
A convicted rapist and murderer from Bandera County sentenced to life in prison is up for parole again. The murder victim's family is outraged and wants Gerald Sorensen to remain behind bars.
Sorensen was spared the death penalty, and so far has served 23 years of a life sentence. But some family members of Denise Walker want him to die in prison.
"I think he's a threat to the public," said Denise’s brother, Billy Walker.
Billy is an attorney in Bandera, and the only picture he keeps around of his sister is from their childhood.
"It's my opinion that he will return here and commit more violent sexual crimes," he said.
In 1984, Sorensen was out on parole for a sexual assault that happened in Bexar County. He lived adjacent to Denise, and on Jan. 31, 1984, Denise was sexually assaulted and shot to death.
Denise was a schoolteacher and taught Sunday School at the First Baptist Church in Bandera. A memorial tree was planted in her honor in front of the church.
"He's a recidivist, a repeat violent sexual criminal, and you can look at his record and the crimes escalate each time," Billy said.
In 2004, Sorensen was denied parole and the parole board is now reviewing his case again.
It's not clear why, but two separate trials were held in separate counties that spared Sorensen the death penalty.
"I think it was a mistake or poor judgment or self-interest, I don't think it was bribery or a friend of Mr. Sorensen's more than likely a mistake," Billy said.
Sorensen has a third sexual assault conviction on his record from 1965 out of Sacramento, Calif.
The review process by the parole board usually takes 4 to 6 months.
Citizens who oppose Sorensen's release can send input by
fax at (512) 452-0825, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
by mail to TDCJ Raven Kazen
8712 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite 265
P.O. Box 13401
Austin, Texas 78711-3401