As most of you know, there has been an online petition for leniency for Robin Boyer, who was involved in an altercation with a thief on his property that resulted in the death of that thief. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. The petition was posted by his daughter Shelly Azevedo.

Today Judge Cordova sentenced Robin Boyer to seven years for that conviction, with some time served and some credits.

Shelly Azevedo Had tried to enlist the help of District 2 Supervisor Vito Cheisea and U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R) Ca. My understanding is that she even had some meetings with one or both concerning this matter. And now feels it was all to no avail as what has happened to her father.

Here is a letter written by Robin Boyers daughter to all involved especially to the above-named representatives:

Where was your support? You’re an elected official. Are we, as citizens, supposed to allow others to victimize us then try to run us over? Should we not defend ourselves, should we just die so criminals can be protected? I honestly want to know. I honestly am fearful of living in this county. What do I tell my daughters? Should a judge who dropped charges on Karrey abbey, his friend/past co-worker, who went back to her car to grab a gun to intentionally shoot someone be allowed to be biased in my dad’s case? Why were her charges dropped, but not my dad’s? Why didn’t the judge step off the case in the abbey case due to working with her? Are our elected officials going to ever do anything about the atrocities that are happening in this county or are they going to keep backing down like a dog with their tail between their legs letting our district attorney’s office do whatever they feel necessary to fit their political agenda? I just don’t get it. I’m sorry, but sometimes I feel like I’m the only one around here with a backbone lately and I’m not in any power to do anything as you are. I would greatly appreciate a response from you. We shouldn’t have to live in fear. We are good people. My grandma will probably die before my dad comes home. I cannot be quiet about this. I’m not afraid of the bully district attorney’s office either. I know what is right and I know you do as well. I know you’re a good person, but where were you?

Sincerely, Shelly Azevedo