Parole Block PETITION  

Ohio Parole Board
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH  43222

RE: John Salyers Jr.
ID#: A185067
Hearing: October 2017

On October 6, 1984, John Salyers Jr. murdered Stewart Mendelson. Salyers was paroled early from a Florida prison and back in his hometown of Athens for just four days, when on a downtown street Salyers spoke crudely to Stewart’s fiancée. Stewart was a senior in Ohio Universities School of Business. A verbal confrontation followed on the crowded downtown street and Salyers stabbed Stewart in the throat cutting his carotid artery. Salyers fled the scene and was apprehended several hours later. At his trial, a witness quoted Salyers saying (after he stabbed Mendelson and before being arrested), “That dude I stabbed I think I killed him. Let’s go downtown later and stick a nigger and watch him die.”

Salyers was convicted of murder and was sentenced to 15 years to life. Salyers prison behavior has resulted in transfers to several maximum security prisons plus discipline time in solitary confinement. He has a long history of violent behavior. He has served only 33 years when he will be considered for parole.

We, the undersigned, STRONGLY OPPOSE parole for John Salyers Jr.  Justice demands he serve the full prison term given to him at the time of his sentence.

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