KETR Local
8:21 am
Wed July 22, 2009

Possible parole for convicted murderer opposed


– The sister of a murder victim wants to make sure the culprit stays behind bars.

DeEllen Bellah, convicted of orchestrating the murder of Sandy Dial, is scheduled to be considered for parole this fall. Janet Holly, Dial's sister, wants to make sure Bellah is not released.

Holley has launched a campaign, designed to make sure the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles chooses not to give parole to Bellah. She is asking for anyone who has knowledge of the case to write letters of concern or submit electronic forms in protest.

Dial disappeared in December, 1991 near her Garland home. Her body was found two days later near Greenville with a single gunshot wound to the head.