- Friends and family of Katy Hawelka
- United States of America
On September 1, 1986, Katherine Hawelka, a 19 year old college sophomore died after a brutal attack on the campus of Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY at the hands of Brian M. McCarthy.
He viciously raped and strangled her, beating her so severely that she was unrecognizable due to the head and face trauma she sustained.
She never regained consciousness after his heinous attack. Brian McCarthy had just been released on parole three months prior to this attack.
The heinous nature of the murder of Katherine Hawelka, as well as the fact that he had recently been paroled and was using drugs and alcohol at the time of the attack, should preclude any consideration of parole.