From Bruce Haims appeal:
The defendant admitted that he killed the victim by beating her over the head with a shillelagh. He admitted that after having spent some time with the victim at her parents’ home, he began to fantasize about compelling the victim to submit to sexual intercourse. As the urge to fulfill this fantasy became greater, the defendant decided to commit a forcible rape.
The defendant confessed that he prepared to rape the victim as she was taking a shower. He approached the master bedroom, arming himself with the shillelagh, which he intended to use as an instrument in the enactment of his violent fantasy. He lay in wait in a hall alcove, saw the victim come out of the shower, approached her from behind, and then began to strike her repeatedly over the head. He continued unrelentingly, eventually causing the injuries which led to the victim’s death, and only stopped because she was unconscious and covered with blood.
Bruce Haims is now up for parole. For all of those who want to join in protesting his possible parole, there is a letter below that you can copy and paste (there is also one you can download if that is easier for you – it is the last link). You can either mail a copy or you can also email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org Letters need to be received by March 20, 2014. Thanks to all who help!
February 14, 2014
Dept of Corrections & Community Supervision
Office of Victim Assistance
1220 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12226-2050
Re: People v Bruce Haims
IND. No. 57458
CONFIDENTIAL VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT
Dear Members of the Parole Board,
Please DO NOT grant parole to murderer and sexual predator Bruce H. Haims. As a concerned citizen, I am writing to protest his release because society would not be safe with him wandering free.
Haims forfeited his right to freedom after he brutally murdered Pamela Sharon by beating her to death with a club. With more than 25 blows to her body, Haims inflicted unspeakable pain and suffering on Pamela and left the entire Sharon family to suffer with lifelong grief. A violent sexual predator poses a threat to all of society and should remain behind bars for his entire life.
Knowing what we know today about recidivism and about the threats posed by high level sexual offenders, I urge you to DENY PAROLE to Bruce Haims in the name of public safety.
Thank you for your consideration.
Your Name Here
Shillelagh killer gets 25 years to life in jail
The People of the State of New York v Bruce Haims 1991 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
People v Haims 2001 (appeal denied)
Parole Opposition Letter for Bruce Haims
Identifying and Location Information
As of 02/17/14
DIN (Department Identification Number) 84A3401
Inmate Name HAIMS, BRUCE
Date of Birth 02/09/1959
Race / Ethnicity WHITE
Custody Status IN CUSTODY
Housing / Releasing Facility CLINTON
Date Received (Original) 05/25/1984
Date Received (Current) 05/25/1984
Admission Type NEW COMMITMENT
County of Commitment NASSAU
Latest Release Date / Type (Released Inmates Only)
Crimes of Conviction
Crime MURDER 2ND
Crime MANSLAUGHTER 1ST
Crime ATT RAPE 1ST
Sentence Terms and Release Dates
Under certain circumstances, an inmate may be released prior to serving his or her minimum term and before the earliest release date shown for the inmate.
As of 02/17/14
Aggregate Minimum Sentence 0025 Years, 00 Months, 00 Days
Aggregate Maximum Sentence LIFE Years, 99 Months, 99 Days
Earliest Release Date 04/2014
Earliest Release Type PAROLE HEARING DATE
Parole Hearing Date 04/2014
Parole Hearing Type REAPPEARANCE
Parole Eligibility Date 08/20/2008
Conditional Release Date NONE
Maximum Expiration Date LIFE
Maximum Expiration Date for Parole Supervision
Post Release Supervision Maximum Expi
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