LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Bill Carter says he's dying and wants the parole board to release him. But family members and friends say they fear for their safety if Carter is released -- illness or not.
"I didn't know whether to cry or to throw up. I was very sickened by it all," says Laurie Brown-Endsley.
This was Brown-Endsley's reaction when she got a letter on March 9, stating the man who killed her mother 17 years ago was up for parole.
"It's like opening a sore and pouring salt in it. It's like starting all over again. The pain has to be inflicted again. The situations have to be opened back up," says Brown-Endsley.
Carter was accused of shooting Brown-Endsley's mother, Shirley Matthews Carter, in 1994. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
"Once the sentencing was done, there was a sense of calmness. And there was a sense of security because the man was sentenced to life," Brown-Endsley adds.