Petition Seeks to Stop Fisher Parole

Family members of a rape victim in Lauderdale County are trying to keep the man who did it, Larry Fisher, called "the blue light rapist", behind bars.

Larry Fisher (Mississippi Dept. of Corrections)

Family members of a rape victim in Lauderdale County are trying to keep the man who did it behind bars.

Larry Fisher, who was known as "the blue light rapist", comes up for parole in February 2011. He used a blue light, such as those used by police, and an unmarked car to get the victim to stop her vehicle on the road.

An online petition is being circulated now to try to prevent him from being released.

Fisher was convicted in the rape of a Meridian woman in 1983. He was also a suspect in two unsolved murders of young women in Lauderdale County, Melinda Gail Weathers and Carol Formby.

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  • by Stef B Location: Mississippi on Jan 11, 2011 at 07:35 AM
    I am the daughter of one of the main detectives on this case. My dad went to his grave 100% sure that Larry Fisher killed Melinda and Carol. Gayland-All the evidence (even if not all of it was admissable) pointed to him without a doubt, you can nitpick over what was able to be used at trial, what was not, investigative methods from then until now, pressure on Sheriff to make an arrest, whatever excuses or scapegoats. Bottom line is that Fisher did it, and does not need to be free to do this again. May God have mercy on his soul.
  • by Anonymous Location: Rankin County on Jan 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    Gayland, what is your definition of a lot of people? -- the total count of his immediate family? Because the rest of the community has no doubt he is a rapist and a murderer. If he did not do it, why did he get caught blue-lighting on Hwy 80 in the vicinity where Rivers was raped and Melinda and Carol were murdered?Why did the rapes and murders stop once Fisher was behind bars. He escaped a murder convinction because the laws of evidence protected him. If the DNA testing was re-done now 27 years later with much better testing techniques, what would it show. Is there any DNA sample left to test? If so, let Fisher put is innocence out there and request that the DNA be re-tested. Not an ice cube's chance in ____ that he will do that because those results would show that he is the murderer that our community believes him to be. He is a recidivist sex offender. Perhaps Gayland wouldn't mind him as a neighbor but the rest of us don't want him near daughters, wives, sisters . . .
  • by TRYING TO MAKE IT Location: Meridian on Jan 3, 2011 at 07:15 AM
    It is a known fact,that for most ,(i did'nt say all) convicts,do get out of jail,and in just a little while are right back on the inside.If this guy is released,he will do something to go back.He has a right to parole,but come on,he should'nt be allowed to repeat ,and more than likely this is what is going to happen.I don't understand the concept of allowing him out,and then waiting till he hurt someone else to send him back to prison,i am pretty sure that he is comfortable as long as he has been locked up,don't take away his comfortability.
  • by Worried Location: Alabama on Jan 1, 2011 at 07:17 PM
    I was only 14 years old when this happened only miles from my safe, secure neighborhood. Even closer in distance where poor Melinda was found. She still had so much life to live, choices to make, marry have children. I am now a grown woman with a daughter of my own. Married to a police officer for almost 20 years. This tragidy still burns hot in my memory. I know that there are people out there walking around, that have done the same or worse. Maybe they have just not been caught up with yet, maybe someone lied for them, whatever. God knows who they are, and He knew and knows Larry Fisher. God handles things in His own time, and apparantly it was time for Fisher to be caught up with. Now that he is, lets do our best to keep him there. May God Bless the families affected by these tragidies. God be with all of these families, give them strength and give them peace. Amen.
  • by concerned on Dec 20, 2010 at 02:17 PM
    Bless the families he destroyed. Just don't give him the opportunity to destroy anymore.
  • by Lewis Formby Location: Palm Springs, CA on Dec 19, 2010 at 09:51 PM
    This man does not deserve to see the light of the sun outside the gates of prison. This person raped Pat and killed both my sister and Melinda. I have no doubt that this man did these horrible things.
  • by Tammy Location: Meridian on Dec 17, 2010 at 08:41 PM
    Before you decide if he should be free or not, ask yourself this question. Would I trust him with my daughter, my wife, my mother, my grandmother or any women that I know? My answer is, NO I WOULD NOT. I wouldn't want him working around deceased females either! Link to petition-
  • by Ray Martin Location: Meridian, Ms on Dec 17, 2010 at 03:11 PM
    He should serve his whole term.
  • by tommy Location: meridian ms on Dec 17, 2010 at 03:10 PM
    never let him out
  • by keephim Location: classof83 on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:54 AM
    He was convicted and has a sentence to serve. Let him serve that sentence. "WHAT"-What about Melinda's and Carol's things that were in his truck? huh? "GAYLAND" can you explain that? If he gets out he will start doing it again. If not here, he will go somewhere else and rape and kill women. Someone else's daughters, sisters, mothers, aunts, friends, wives. Maybe you. Sign the petition so he doesn't get out and rape more women!
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