The Lando Family
310-4040 Greenleaf Circle
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
June 4, 2009
Dear Family and Friends,
Our family has been notified that on July 15, 2009, Gary James Eccher, ID #D36746, the
murderer of our daughter, LIANNE LANDO, is once again eligible for a parole hearing. This
hearing will be held at Avenal State Prison, Avenal, California.
The events of Saturday, August 10, 1985 still haunt our family. A jury convicted Gary James
Eccher and sentenced him to life. The presiding judge reduced the sentence to 15 years to life.
His crime? After an argument, he strangled Lianne with a lamp cord, putting her in a bathtub of
water to electrocute her. He left her to drown.
In California, a second degree murder conviction carries a life prison term. However, the
criminal justice system – ironically provides little justice for the victims of violent crimes. Gary
James Eccher continually receives parole hearings – this will be the ninth one!
And so, once again we ask for your support by writing letters of opposition to his release to
ensure his continued imprisonment.
Please send letters by July 1, 2009 to:
Avenal State Prison
Att: Classification & Parole Representation –
#1 Kings Way
Avenal, CA 93204
Re: Gary James Eccher, ID# D36746
Please send copies of your letter to the
Lando family, so that we may take them
to the hearing.
Thank you on behalf of our family.