League City: Family fights killer’s parole

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by Christopher Smith Gonzalez/ The Daily News

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Posted on January 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM

LEAGUE CITY — It’s been 25 years since Charlotte “Dawndy” Marques was murdered in a League City day care center. But while the years have gone by, the pain and the memories are still present for her family.

That is especially so now that her murderer, Clyde Spence, will be released on parole in March, family members said.

Members of the murdered woman’s family have started a letter-writing campaign in an effort to overturn the parole board’s decision.

“If he is released, we don’t want him in Texas or Louisiana,” said Kim Barksdale, Marques sister.

Charlotte Marques was 26 the day Spence burst into the Little Tykes Day Care Center on Dec. 7, 1988, in search of his ex-girlfriend, Monique Marques. Unable to find his former girlfriend, Spence shot and wounded Joyce Marques, Charlotte Marques’ mother in-law, then chased and shot Charlotte Marques several times.

Spence fled and was caught several months later in Louisiana. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison with the possibility of parole.

Click here to read more at theGalveston County Daily News.

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