The parents of a U.S. Marine who returned to Houston from dangerous tours of duty in Panama and the Persian Gulf, only to be killed by teenage white supremacists, plan to protest the parole of one of their son's killers. But they'll have to do it after the fact.
Dorothy Dixon said Thursday she and her husband, Andrew, were to be notified when their son's killers came up for parole review. Instead, Dixon was shocked to learn Thursday that Donald Riley's parole was approved last month, without any input from the Dixon family.
Marine Lance Cpl. Tarron Dixon had been home from his five years in the Marine Corps only two days when he was shot to death within view of his parents' southeast Houston home June 6, 1991.
Riley, 19 at the time of the shooting, had three drug-related convictions and was on parole when he and other Brazoria County teens came to Houston to, as Riley told police in 1991, "(expletive) with some niggers."
The Precinct Chair pleas:
It shocks me that this has happened. It's time to contact Governor Rick Perry and flood him with calls over this miscarriage of justice. His online contact form is here. His telephone number is (512) 463-2000. He may be contacte by fax at (512) 463-1849. And his address is Governor Rick Perry, Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711-2428.