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Please copy the letter below and send it to the CDCR Board of Parole Hearings.


Board of Parole Hearings

ATTN: Pre-Hearing Correspondence

P.O. Box 4036

Sacramento, CA  95812-4036

RE: Raul Higgins – CDCR# P29949

Parole Hearing Date: November 13, 2020

Dear Chairman and Parole Board Members,

Please DO NOT grant a parole date to convicted murderer, Raul Higgins. On November 20, 1998, Higgins went to the home of Carolyn Marie Bolger (his ex-girlfriend). After a short visit, Higgins took her two youngest children to school. He then returned to her home for the sole purpose of overpowering her and then brutally strangling her to death. He then abandoned her lifeless body, to be discovered later by her 16-year-old son.

November 13, 2020 will be the fourth parole hearing for this murderer. Carolyn’s family and friends must, once again, relive the horrendous events that led to her brutal murder. They will, once again, endure the fear and uncertainty of your final decision. During Higgins’ last hearing, a parole board panel found him suitable for release. Fortunately, Governor Newsom disagreed. In his parole release review dated October 8, 2019, Governor Newsom stated “I find the evidence shows that he currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison at this time. Therefore, I reverse the decision to parole Mr. Higgins”. One year does not change this murderer’s behavior of entitlement, lack of respect for woman and fits of anger when rejected. As a result of Higgins’ complete disregard for human life and lack of remorse, justice demands this convicted murderer be denied again.

Raul Higgins made a personal choice to execute an innocent young mother of five and must continue to accept the consequences of his actions. It is hoped the Board will think about Carolyn and the brutality she had to suffer before succumbing from strangulation. Please take into consideration her five children, who had to grow up without her. Carolyn does not get a second chance to live; she is gone forever by the hand of a murderer. Therefore, Raul Higgins does not deserve a second chance or the privilege of freedom. He must remain in prison for the maximum time allowed by State of California law.

I respectfully request you review this matter and come to the same conclusion that Carolyn Marie Bolger’s family and friends have held since her brutal and senseless murder. Anymore today, the only people serving life sentences are those who have lost loved ones to murder.


Thank you for your consideration.