June 22, 2014

Open Letter About My Case

by Bobby Fratta (author's profile)


This is a copy of an open letter I wrote in the 1st half of 2004 about my case:

My name is Bobby Fratta. I was convicted in Harris County Texas for promising to pay someone who promised to pay someone else, who allegedly killed my wife; and subsequently I was sentenced to die.

After receiving my A.A. degree from college, I was employed as a ticket agent for American Airlines for over 5 years, and then as a firefighter/police officer/emergency care attendant for over 10 years. I also volunteered my services as a firefighter and dispatcher for the local Volunteer Fire Department and served as treasurer for my subdivision's Homeowner's Association. I am the proud father of 3 beautiful children, whom I love with all my heart. I coached their soccer teams for 3 years, gave safety lectures to all their classes at school, bought season passes for Astroworld/Waterworld every year and took them regularly, was very involved in all their school and extracurricular activities, and even took great pleasure in cutting their hair myself. Prior to my wife's death, I had never been in trouble with the law. I was a model citizen and good neighbour. I have never intentionally hurt anyone nor committed any acts of violence, yet here I sit on Texas Death Row.

I was totally shocked and hurt when my wife, Farah, suddenly filed for divorce on 2/27/92.


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jendog7 Posted 1 year, 2 months ago. ✓ Mailed 1 year, 2 months ago   Favorite
You may not get this, but if you do, my name is David and I am having a tough time of late. I just happened to read your letters and found them helpful in my current circumstances.
If you have the time, I'd like to chat.

Cathy818 Posted 8 months ago. ✓ Mailed 7 months, 3 weeks ago   Favorite
I think your a real asshole for blaming your wife for her own death. Blaming her farther for her death did you not see yourself on the TV after you got out of your 15 hours of interrogation. You were fine certainly not beaten, punched and staved. You were in fact thinking you were smarter then everybody. You were being a narcissistic asshole. If you stopped blaming your wife and her wonderful parents for what you did maybe just maybe you will get life without the possibility of parole. But you instead of proving your case you continue to put your wife and your wife's and your children's parents down in every one of your posts. Stop your wining take your punishment like a man and frankly Man the Fuck up!!! I don't believe in the fealty penalty persay however, in your case you deserve everything you get. You might want to look back at that little interview after your interrogation (you know when they beat, kicked and assailted you to the point you were bleeding and starving) at the police departmart. What an arrogant asshole you are . Your clothes were not even out of place but they beat you half to death right!!! And trust and believe me god does not want you up there you know where your going, so go there you know where to hell. And no I do not k ow yourchikdren on there grandparents actually there new parents because they dropped your name. You sound like a whiny asshole. Do the one thing on this earth you can do for your children Stop bashing there moms name.

Bobby Fratta Posted 7 months ago.   Favorite
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