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Myrtle Chapman murder 3/25/1985 Knox County, TN *Jerry Neal Carpenter convicted, sentenced to life in prison*

Myrtle Chapman
Myrtle Chapman

Jerry Neal Carpenter is coming up for another parole hearing. Please help Myrtle Chapman’s family in getting any kind of parole denied. Life should be life, especially in this case.

Here are the ways to oppose parole:

Sign this petition: Deny Parole for Jerry Neal Carpenter, #00119565, Murderer of Myrtle Chapman, 1985

Send in a letter: Write your own letter or use one of mine. Carpenter letter

Or you can email it it: BOP.Webmail@tn.gov

And at the bottom I have copied and pasted the letter in case it is easier for you.

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Jerry Carpenter

Jerry Carpenter

TOMIS ID: 00119565
Birth Date: 09/20/1962
Race: W
Sex: M
Supervision Status: INCARCERATED
Location: NECX
Sentence Begin: 09/12/1985
Sentence End:
Parole Eligibility : 09/07/2006
Parole Hearing: 06/2016
Hearing Result:


Board of Parole
Richard Montgomery, Chairman
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1300
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-1150

Mr. Montgomery and Members of the Tennessee Board of Parole Hearings:
Re: Parole Hearing Planned for Jerry Neal Carpenter, Inmate # 00119565
Please DO NOT grant parole to Jerry Neal Carpenter, Inmate # 00119565. As a concerned citizen, I am writing to protest the possible parole of this convicted murderer.
In March 1985, Myrtle Chapman was in her store, Myrt’s Package Store, getting ready to go make the bank deposit. She was missing almost $300 and knew that Jerry Neal Carpenter was the suspect. The victim, 59-year-old Myrtle Chapman was bludgeoned at least 6 times with a small hand-held hatchet.
The heinous nature of the murder of Myrtle Chapman, the multiple crimes committed should preclude any consideration of parole for Jerry Neal Chapman. His actions have shown that he is extremely volatile and that he has no regard for human life. For this heinous crime, Jerry Neal Carpenter was sentenced to Life in prison but he sentenced the Robinson family and friends to a lifetime of grief and sorrow. I would also ask that he be given the longest time between parole hearings as possible.

Thank you for your consideration,

In the interests of justice, public safety, and to lessen the emotional trauma for the victim’s family, please consider giving Washington a three year set off before any future parole reviews.

Thank you for your consideration,
____________________________________________________ Date____________________
City _______________________________________ State ___________ Zip _________

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