MADERA COUNTY — The District Attorney’s Office has extended the deadline for anyone wishing to submit letters in opposition to the release of Alice Waterman, convicted in 2014 for her part in a string of fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area.
Waterman was found guilty on six counts of arson and one count of conspiracy after more than 30 suspicious fires occurred in the YLP area in May and June of 2013. She was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months, with credit for time served, and is already eligible for parole.
Madera County District Attorney David Linn announced on Sept. 5, that he had filed an opposition to her pending parole release from the Central California Women’s Facility.
In the opposition to Waterman’s release, Linn included all letters previously submitted to his office in opposition to the proposed parole of her husband and accomplice, Kenneth Alan Jackson, whose parole was successfully opposed, and Parole Board denied his release on Aug. 17.
The opposition to Waterman’s release included the legal arguments presented in the Jackson opposition, new arguments specifically pertaining to Waterman, and all letters previously submitted against Jackson’s release.
On Sept. 5, D.A. Linn asked the public to provide any additional information or letters to Madera District Attorney’s Victim Services Specialist, Taguhi Bableyan, no later than Sept. 11.
Linn has announced that no parole decision has yet been made, and is requesting that any additional letters opposing the release of Ms. Waterman be submitted to his office as soon as possible.
Letters can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Victim Services Specialist at (559) 675-7726.