Please Do Not Grant Parole
As a signatory of this petition, I attest that I am familiar with the case of The State of New York vs. Leo Coleman and the Burkard family and respectfully request that parole not be granted to Mr. Coleman. Mr. Coleman’s release would undermine the anti-drinking and driving advocacy for which the Burkard family has undertaken. As this case was highly publicized, the community watched as Mr. Coleman received only 1 2/3 to 5 years for aggravated vehicular homicide. It would send the wrong message that the consequences of his felonious actions were not commensurate with the taking of a person’s life.