Ohio Parole Board: Deny parole for Thomas C. Gilbert (#A165154)

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We the Family of Sandy Jo Hogue are asking for your help to sign this petition to keep this man who killed my sister and another young women a day later in August 1981 in prison for life.

Sandy Jo Hogue was taken away from all of us at 19. She was working at Stop-n-Go on the early Morning of August 12, 1981 in Akron, Ohio. She was married only 2 months before Thomas C. Gilbert came into the store where she had worked for only 3 weeks. He robbed at knife point, stole beer and took Sandy Jo at knife point bleeding to his vehicle and drove her to a field in Stow, Ohio. He raped and stabbed her 26 times leaving her to die asphixiating on her own blood. It took police and us 36 hours to find her. It was too late. It has been 39 years and not a day goes by that our hearts are not sad for a flower taken early.  

Thomas C. Gilbert was paroled in April 1980 after serving 4 years and 11 months  for 25-65 year sentence for felonious assault, abduction, car theft and possession of LSD for sale. 3 months later was arrested for robbery charges but was acquitted.(Akron Beacon Journal, 8/19/81). He has history in Michigan and Toledo for other crimes. (Akron Beacon Journal 8/23/81)

Laws deems that after so many years we have to relive this horrible tragedy and petition the Ohio board to Deny the release of Thomas C. Gilbert. Gilbert once again is being considered for parole in February 2021, after being convicted of 2 counts of 20.00 - Life sentences for Aggravated Murder.  He has a total of 6 convictions for Rape, Kidnapping, Escape and Aggravated Robbery and the 2 for Aggravated Murder.

 If he would ever get out we are positive that he will resume on his path of murder, rape and kidnapping with No regard for any human life. 

Please take a minute to sign this petition to help us to keep this murderer Thomas C. Gilbert (#A165154) in prison for Life. As life should be life.

Thank you from all of us. 

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