Lakeland Shooting Rampage: Bryan James Riley charged with killing 4 people, including an infant, after doing meth

Justice Gleason, 40
Theresa Catherine Lanham, 33
Jody Dex Gleason, 3 months
Catherine Toney Delgado, 62 (no picture)
unidentified girl, 11 (survived)
family dog, Diogi

“It’s easy to shoot innocent children and babies and people when you have a gun and they don’t. He was not much of a man,” Sheriff Judd said.

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Deadly Duo: Joe Luis Garay Jr and Kevin Jerome Carlson stabbed and killed 16-year-old Troy Gorena; Sentenced to 15 years to life in prison

Troy Alan Gorena

Joe Luis Garay has a parole hearing on October 7, 2021. That will not be even close to the 15 years that is the minimum for him to serve. If you would like to oppose his possible parole, here is a letter you can use: CA Board of Parole Garay hearing


CA Board of Parole – Victims Services
Correctional Training Facility
Soledad Prison Road
Soledad, CA 93960

RE: Joe Luis Garay
ID#: AN 7133

On March 5, 1996, Troy Gorena was walking down the street to go to a friend’s house when Kevin Carlson walked by him. Kevin took his child home and picked up Joe Luis Garay, who had a knife with him. They went back to where Troy was walking and Joe got out of the car and asked Troy where he was from. Troy responded that he was from Fullerton and turned to walk away. Joe stabbed him in the back several times. He was taken to the hospital and went into surgery but he never came out. This heinous, violent crime came about through Joe Luis Garay’s gang associations.

Garay was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. He will have only served 8 years when he is considered for parole.

I STRONGLY OPPOSE parole for Joe Luis Garay. Justice demands he serve the full prison term of life given to him at the time he was sentenced for this heinous crime. If released, the chances that he will violently reoffend is high. Society does not deserve to have him back with his freedom, know he could once again tear another family or community apart.

Thank you for your time.

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Joe Luis Garay Jr – convicted, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison; parole hearing Oct. 7, 2021
Kevin Jerome Carlson – pled guilty, sentenced to 4 years in prison

Kevin Jerome Carlson


CDCR Number AN7133
Age 45
Admission Date 03/13/2013
Current Location Correctional Training Facility
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) 10/2019
Parole Eligible Date Information
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The parole eligible date shown above is the first date the inmate is (or was) eligible for a parole suitability hearing by the Board of Parole Hearings to determine if the inmate should be released. Inmates may earn credits for participating in rehabilitative programming, which may move their parole eligible dates to an earlier date. Inmates could also be found guilty of an institutional rules violation, which could result in a loss of credits that may move their parole eligible dates further into the future. Parole eligible dates may also change based on a variety of other reasons, including court orders, changes in law, and routine audits. Parole eligible dates displayed on this website are updated regularly.

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