Parole Hearing for E.J. and Jayson’s Killer
The following was submitted by a concerned reader, Mark Lewis:
You may remember the story of E.J. and Kilroy, two cyclists who were killed by a motorist driving under the influence of morphine and barbiturates. Said driver, Barbara Thomas, was found guilty but will have a hearing with the Colorado Parole Board very soon. If she gets paroled she could be out after serving only 13 months.
Police said she had been shoplifting at the Safeway on Colorado Avenue and banged into a man’s car in the parking lot before driving off and subsequently turning left in front of five bicycles coming down 26th Street. Her arrest record: four convictions of shoplifting dating back to 1983, drinking in a vehicle, careless driving and traffic infractions. She had an outstanding summons for a hit-and-run two months before the collision.
Friends of E.J. and Jayson urge everyone to protest this parole travesty with the Board and please email Tim Hand, head of the Colorado Department of Corrections Parole Board.