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Friends and family: I once again need your help. Fehler is requesting for a parole hearing again in March 2013. This is his second request. The first request back in July 2011, I had a petition signed by all of you and I had submitted it to the board at that time and he was denied.
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--Anne Bayudan Baclaan
On October 17, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Amanda Ashleigh Aragon, who was then 11 years old was struck and killed in a marked crosswalk as she walked to school by Barry Fehler whose drivers license had been suspended 15 times. Fehler was driving without a license in an unregistered vehicle with no insurance and was employed by and was delivering newspapers for a well known newspaper agency. After subsequent check of Fehlers driving record, it showed multiple suspensions and dozens of traffic citations dating back two decades- driving the wrong way on one way streets, running red lights, and ignoring stop signs. He would then fail to show up to court causing his license to be suspended.
On this day, Fehler struck and killed Amanda and he never stopped to render any type of aide. He was arrested almost eight hours later by police in his home less than a mile away from the scene. Authorities identified the vehicle and noted that the license plates to the vehicle was removed and concealed in his bedroom closet.
Amanda Ashleigh Aragon was born on November 8, 1993. She is survived by parents, Anne and Amado; older sister, Cassandra Leigh and younger brother, Aaron AJ. She enjoyed life and simple things . She excelled academically and dreamed of one day becoming a doctor, a lawyer, or even a teacher. She also mentioned numerous times that she would help the homeless.
In May 2011, a memorial garden at Grant Sawyer Middle School where she had attended has been dedicated to her... a place where she can be remembered and her memories reflected in Las Vegas while she lays to rest in her home state in Hawaii on the island of Oahu.
The parole of Barry Fehler would be a grave injustice to the family and friends of Amanda Ashleigh Aragon, as well as to the society. Because of Fehler, he left a family heart broken and a young woman unable to live out her dreams.
Barry Fehler was given a maximum sentence of 15 years which because he has taken a life is not long at all. This second parole hearing marks merely 8 years since the death of Amanda and feel that his maximum sentence of the full term of 15 years should be served.
The heinous nature of the crime should preclude any consideration of parole for Barry Fehler. His actions have shown that he has no regard for human life. Barry Fehler has left the Aragon family and friends to a lifetime of grief and sorrow.