State rep wants to know why parolees now charged in murders weren't sent back to prison

- In an only on Fox report last March we told you how the parole board could have prevented the murder of 19-year-old Peter Mielke.

He was allegedly gunned down by 26-year-old Kiara Taylor who was allowed to remain on parole even after repeatedly breaking the law.

“Within three months racks up two state jail felony convictions for burglary and no action taken on his parole,” said crime victims advocate Andy Kahan.

In an only on Fox report last July we told you how 42-year-old convicted killer Leroy Stoots was allowed to remain on parole after he too was convicted of a new crime.

“Who did 21 years of 45 for murder and then racked up 9 warrants while on parole and a new conviction,” Kahan said.

Now Stoots is charged in the July 3rd shooting death of 31-year-old Kumba Sesay.

“If you are convicted of another crime while on parole that’s got to be a pretty good indicator that you don’t need to be on the street,” said State Representative Sarah Davis.

Peter Mielke was murdered in Bellaire which is part of Davis’s district.

She says the parole board needs to answer how someone can stay on parole even after they’ve been convicted of another crime.

“We first just actually need to establish how many of these folks are even out there on our streets,” Davis said.

Davis says she will be asking parole officials for exact numbers.

The state rep. says if need be she’ll draft a law during the upcoming legislative session forcing the parole board to do its job.

“If there’s changes in the law that’s prohibiting the parole board from operating the way it’s supposed to we certainly need to know that so we can make changes in the law,” said Davis.

When we first asked parole officials why they didn’t revoke Taylor’s parole they told us because he had no violent history.

Then we pointed out their own documentation states Taylor hit another resident while living in a halfway house.

We’ve yet to get a specific reason as to why the parole board let Taylor remain free.

 

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