Here is a copy of the letter I sent:
Chuckawalla State Prison Re: Peyrotte, Jeffrey CDC# H89472 March 26, 2002
To whom it may concern:
Mr. Jilly Rizzo was a very close friend to my family and to me. It has come to my attention that the hearing for the person who caused his death is pending and I would like to add my thoughts to the process.
Mr. Rizzo was a wonderful man with a fine family. He was a fiercely loyal friend who gave much of himself to charitable causes and never asked for anything in return. To think that someone who so carelessly took his life away from all of us who loved him so much, might be set free, is too painful to bear.
My friend died in a horrific fire in a car because someone who was drunk was behind the wheel and speeding in another car. Mr. Peyrotte made a weapon of his car and used it to kill Mr. Rizzo.
Completely innocent, and on his birthday, Jilly Rizzo was hit, caught fire and roasted to death, all the while fully aware of what was happening to him. Yes, he choked and burned to death. We can only imagine the terror he must have experienced during those final, frantic, tragic moments. The images are still etched and still cause great stress for all of us, especially his children. The terrorists of 9/11 have nothing on Mr. Peyrotte. They used airplanes. He used his car.
In the name of justice, please consider this matter very carefully for Mr. Rizzo’s family and friends. Please use this case as an example so that others will not drive while drunk. Please make the punishment fit the crime of murder.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Posted by: Nancy | Apr 3, 2002 1:52 PM | Comments(8)