In April, 2023 the Carlson family will once again be forced to confront the person that murdered Frank Carlson, raped and tortured his wife Annette and set fire to their San Francisco home. Please help them to keep the killer in prison.
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On the evening of April 18, 1974 a deranged, psychopathic killer broke into the San Francisco home occupied by my older brother, Frank Carlson, and his wife, Annette.
He wanted money. They gave him what they had. He wanted more.
He forced Annette to tie Frank up. He went on to torture and beat Frank to death with things he found in their home.
Once Frank was dead, the killer took Annette upstairs where he would spend the next four hours repeatedly raping and beating her. When he was finished, he left her for dead. To cover his crimes he poured paint thinner around the house and set it on fire. He left with stolen jewelry he would later pawn.
But Annette Carlson survived and lived to identify the killer. He was captured and convicted of first degree murder, rape, torture, arson, burglary and other offenses. He was sentenced to death by a jury of his peers.
But that never happened.
Instead, my family has been forced to endure ongoing parole hearings for the offender that began in 1980. Next year, in April, 2023 I will confront the killer at his 18th parole hearing.
For years we have borne witness to the horrors of this event and done our part to remind the California State Board of Parole about the consequences of this crime and its lasting effect on society. My sister in law, my parents before me and more recently I are forced to relive this event in an unending quest to see that justice is done.
Here is a link to the statement I made in 2020:
Approximately 90 days in advance of the hearing the California Department of Corrections will accept public comment regarding the hearing.
Please stand with us to ensure Angelo Pavageau is never released from prison.
Before the hearing our site will include a way for you to email or write the Board to express your opinion. Thank you for taking the time to help us in this quest.
Random killings are, thankfully, few and far between. But they happen. Only your voices can remind the State of California of their responsibilities to the victims of crimes like this one.
Thank you for your support.