Mexia family needs help halting release of daughter’s killer

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Limestone County Attorney Roy DeFriend is asking that residents write letters to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, asking that the state deny parole to Carlos Don Stultz – convicted killer of Mexia teenager Kathy Jones in 1969.

Stultz’s next parole review is scheduled for Jan 20, 2018, but letters, emails or faxes need to be sent early enough that they may be reviewed by parole personnel.

“Inmate Stultz’s case is currently in review for the parole process, so time is of the essence,” DeFriend said. “Letters can be faxed, emailed or sent by regular mail, but this needs to be done before the end of the year.”

Letters protesting Stultz’s release should be sent to:

Angela McCown, Director

Victim Services Division

8712 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite 265

Austin, TX  78711-3401

Telephone 512-406-5900

Fax 512-452-0825


When referring to the offender, use his full name and either or both of the ID numbers provided here. Carlos Don Stultz, State ID# 00999638, TDCJ-ID # 00233884.

Alternately, concerned residents may sign a petition protesting Stultz’s release of Inmate Stultz available in the County Attorney’s office. DeFriend said the petition and the names of those signing the petition will be forwarded to the parole board in time for Stultz’s parole hearing. 

“Thanks for helping to keep this person behind bars,” DeFriend said. “If you would like further information about this case, do not hesitate to contact me.”

DeFriend’s office phone number is 254-729-3814. 

Kathy Jones was a 17-year-old Mexia High School junior, looking forward to the end of school back on June 3, 1969. It was the last week of regular classes at Mexia High School before finals and the summer break. Kathy had made cookies to take to school and share with classmates, but she forgot them at home. So on her lunch break, she drove to her family home on FM 39.

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