PETITION TO DENY CATHY, MARIA & CONCETTA VACCARELLO'S KILLER EARLY RELEASE / PAROLE
To be submitted to the New York State Board of Parole on Behalf of Cathy Vaccarello, Maria Vaccarello, Concetta Vaccarello and their family. We, the undersigned, oppose early release/parole for Abraham Meyers, a convicted felon. Anything less than the maximum sentence (LIFE in prison) is unacceptable.
On May 1, 1994, while
crossing the street after leaving a family celebration 3 lives were tragically
taken. Abraham Meyers with .2 BAC, going 70 mph in a 40 mph zone without
headlights on, ran a red light, mowed down a family - John (50), Cathy (45),
Maria (18), Concetta (17). Cathy and Maria were pronounced dead on the
scene, Concetta lingered on at the hospital for a few hours when she was then
pronounced dead. John was critically injured, and not expected to
The utter devastation to
our family is impossible to quantify or describe. The pain, emptiness,
loneliness and heartbreak are our life sentence.
Abraham Meyers had 26
license suspensions, was driving without a valid license for 27 years (since
1967), and had 3 prior arrests for drunk driving. It is obvious the he is
a man incapable of learning from repeated attempts to curb his behavior, and
worse yet, has shown no desire to do so.
If the best predictor of
future behavior is past behavior, we have no doubt that is released that he will
continue in the same manner.
Every person must be
held accountable for their actions.
15 YEARS IN PRISON, 5
YEARS PER LIFE, IS NOT JUSTICE.
His unconscionable actions have had a profound impact on our family. Our loved ones voices have been silenced - but now we speak for them.
ABRAHAM MEYERS DOES NOT
DESERVE CLEMENCY AND SHOULD NOT BE TREATED LENIENTLY...HE IS NOT THE VICTIM!!