Petition Seeks to Stop Fisher Parole

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.