Murdered Mexia teen’s parents try to stop killer’s parole

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Roy and Florence Jones, whose daughter, Kathy, was murdered June 3, 1969, look through her high school yearbook in the kitchen of their Mexia home. The couple is asking people to help keep her murderer behind bars by writing the Parole Board. Carlos Don Stultz was placed on parole June 3, the 45th anniversary of the date he killed the 17-year-old girl. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

Carlos Don Stultz, convicted murderer of Mexia teen Kathy Elaine Jones in 1969, is being considered for parole again, and family and friends of the victim are asking Limestone County residents to speak up against the possibility.
The anniversary of Kathy Jones’ murder was just a few days ago – June 3 – and the memories of that terrible time return to her parents, Roy and Florence Jones, as well as thoughts of the many life events that didn’t happen for Kathy since her life was cut short so early.
“I still can’t talk about it. I can’t; I can’t,” Florence Jones said last week, her face stricken and her voice choked with emotion.
“We would appreciate anyone that would write the Parole Board and make a comment on whatever their feelings are at the time,” Roy Jones said, “because it would get input from other people rather than just us.”
“He needs to be done away with because he might kill somebody else,” said Florence Jones, calmer now.
“Once they do that, it’s like McDuff,” she added, referring to Central Texas serial killer Kenneth Allen McDuff, who kept being released from prison and killing again despite numerous murder convictions between 1966 and 1991.
County District Attorney Roy DeFriend is collecting signatures on a petition to request Stultz remain incarcerated. DeFriend is encouraging residents to come by his office in the Courthouse and sign the petition, which will be sent to the Parole Board before Stultz’s parole hearing.

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