Parole date

By From page A5 | August 18, 2014


On Aug. 17, 1985 Robert Patrick Kaser forcibly entered the home of his estranged family. At that time he demanded to collect various items left in the house. As family members prepared to assist him in the move, he entered the two stepsons’ room and shot both of them with a .45 caliber gun. Next, he entered the living room and shot his estranged wife once. The gun jammed as he tried to shoot her a second time. She ran to the kitchen to call 911, at which time the murderer ripped the phone out of the wall. As she attempted to flee the house, he pulled her back in the door and said, “Look what you made me do!” The three victims escaped and managed to seek help from a neighbor. The 14-year-old Ehren was fatally wounded, while his 12-year-old brother and mother survived their injuries.

Mr. Kaser was tried by a jury of his peers, convicted of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder with use of a firearm. That verdict was subsequently overturned due to jury misconduct. In order to avoid another trial, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. On Oct. 15, he will once again be coming up for parole. It is our goal to prevent this murderer from being granted a parole date and if a date is granted then we would request that he not be paroled in El Dorado County. We have been successful in preventing him getting a parole date several times in the past. Our success comes from three factors:

• We attend and speak at the hearing.
• The district attorney sends a representative with us.
• We have had the support of our community asking that he not be granted a parole date.

This is where you can help. If you do not want this murderer paroled back to our community, we would appreciate you writing a letter to the Classification and Parole Representative, San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, CA 94964. Please reference the inmate’s name: Robert Patrick Kaser, CDC# D-41415. Mark your letter “Confidential.”

The letter can be very simple. All you need to do is state that you do not want the commissioners to grant a parole date to this prisoner due to the heinous nature of his crime and if granting a date, that he not be paroled in El Dorado County. All letters are kept in strict confidence if so marked.

Time is of the essence. The hearing is Oct. 15. Letters must be received by Sept. 15 to ensure that they will be considered at the hearing.

If you would like a petition or sample letter, please contact Priscilla at 530-622-8612.

Thank you for your help.

Mother, brother, father and stepmother of Ehren

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