Mexia family fights to keep convicted Central Texas killer behind bars

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MEXIA, Texas (KWTX) Carlos Don Stultz, 74, who was convicted of killings in Limestone and Dallas counties, becomes eligible for parole in January for the 28th time and the parents of one of his victims is again working to make sure his bid is denied.

Florence and Sonny Jones’ daughter Kathy was murdered on June 3, 1969 in her family’s home off FM 39 in Mexia.

The Mexia High School junior was stabbed repeatedly after going home during her lunch break.

Her body was sexually abused and dumped in a field.

Stultz was also convicted of killing an 11-year-old Grand Prairie girl, Karen Kubat, on August 20, 1968.

He confessed to both murders, but now says he was coerced and is innocent.

But the Jones don’t believe him.

Stultz was originally sentenced to death for killing Jones, but the sentence was later commuted to life.

He was sentenced to life for Kubat’s murder and another 50 years on a burglary charge.

The Limestone County District Attorney’s Office is also working to keep Stultz in prison.

The office sent letters urging residents to write protest letters to the parole board.

A petition protesting the inmate’s release is available in the County Attorney’s Office for residents to sign.