Frank Carlson was tortured and killed nearly 46 years ago in a brutal home invasion. In 1974 he was a 25-year-old aspiring journalist before he was murdered and his wife was sadistically raped, beaten, and left for dead in their home in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Now, Frank's killer is coming up for parole--and could be released back into society to harm others. In March, 2020, he will attend a hearing to determine his potential for release. These hearings occur on a semi-regular basis and this will be the 15th time he has been eligible for a hearing.
For years our family has fought to keep his killer in prison. We attend these hearings and speak on behalf of the victims of his crimes to remind the Parole Board of the extent of his crimes, the life lost and the chaos created by his actions. His original sentence was death plus 54 years; the sentence was commuted to life with parole in 1976 when the death penalty was abolished by the California Supreme Court.
Through this painful process, we have found that reminding the Parole Board of the victims loved ones can make a significant difference. The only way people can voice their objection is to write a letter. The State Parole Board does not accept emails, which makes it harder for families and victims of crimes to ensure justice is served.
The Parole Board has the latitude to release the offender, or sentence him to additional prison time for a period of up to 15 years.
If we can convince the parole board that there are enough public voices demanding justice, your letters could mean an additional 15 years in prison for my brother’s killer. Your letters of support make a real difference, and we can’t thank you enough for taking the time to write them – and also sharing our cause with other people in your circle of friends and family members.
If you believe this person should stay in prison, please help us by writing a letter of objection to his potential release.
Here is how you can help.
Please know how much that support means to us, to Frank’s wife Annette, to our late parents and to the people that can’t be there to speak. People like Frank.
Sincerely, Eric and Wai Ling Carlson
The official timeline of events leading up to, through and after the murder of Frank Carlson and grisly crimes against his wife Annette, all the way through the killer’s parole hearing coming in April 2017.Learn More
The world is a worse place for having lost Frank Carlson. Frank’s wife and the extended Carlson family are forced to relive it every time the killer is given a parole hearing. It is only through your help that they can endure the parole process.Learn More
For all inquiries and media requests related to the murder of Frank Carlson in April 1974, the rape and torture of his wife Annette, and the pending parole hearing for convicted felon Angelo Pavageau, please email us or contact us through the following form.
Please allow 24-48 hours for a response. Thank you.