I have procrastinated in making this particular post for some very personal reasons. On Nov. 20, 1992, Joanna Otto was seen for the last time by her friends. I didn’t know Joanna, but I had seen her in the halls of Woodham High. We were both in the same grade & had mutual friends. Her disappearance hit me hard due to the fact, I had just stepped out of the crazy lifestyle just days prior to that November day.
I was a regular at Fountain & Falls, next to Cordova Lanes. It was a pool hall with mini golf. No booze, just a place for kids. So many people who would have never met, bonded in that place. Being young, reckless and stupid, I hung out with people I never really knew. We all did brainless things like drinking (among other things). I put myself in a compromised position
Joanna & I could have passed each other at her apartment complex or even at some parties. I would have been a soft target and could have easily been taken without a trace. I always wonder how many times I cheated death or harm in those days. But I feared nothing.
My entire life I had been told I was unable to have kids, due to medical issues. As a result, I was not as protected as I should have been. Thankfully, there was a legion of angels watching over me. I met my husband in August of that year and found myself pregnant at the time Joanna went missing. Ironically, my son was conceived on my 18th birthday, October 2, 1992. Just prior to Halloween, I found out and I married my husband soon after.
One of the people I hung out with at Fountain & Falls, Chris Edwards, was murdered at a party in Feb. 1993 by another person I knew. Becoming pregnant, the most farfetched scenario at the time changed the course of history. I would have been at this party, without a doubt. It was celebration of a couple of birthdays of my people in my clique. I knew everyone that was there. Chris O’Brien, a bit of an outsider, walked up to Chris Edwards (aka Tito) and shot him in the head. Some petty bullshit led to that but I was traumatized vicariously because of this. But then to learn later, that Joanna, a young lady my age, who I saw in the hallway at Woodham High just walked out of existence, hit much closer to home.
So honoring Kathy Hoseid, Joanna’s mother, at this time of year, I ask everyone reading this, for any info on Joanna’s disappearance to please contact me or the ECSO. If you know anything about the people involved, or if you heard anything connected to Joanna, email, text, call me. I will look into anything brought to me. We all need to know what happened to Joanna.
This post is just a homage to those who vanished. Sometimes we all need a reminder of why we are on this planet. Every so often, we should be so lucky as to have an opportunity see where the path not taken led.
Most people who have followed my blog know that the ECSO has a sliding scale of morality and discipline. For instance, Mark Turner, who was caught in a room naked with a prostitute. He is recorded talking about drugs he seized but didn’t turn in that he was giving to said prostitute. He was allowed to resign. And those same powers-that-be have a disinclination to punish cancers like former Chief deputy Eric Haines. That doesn’t go unnoticed.
Now we have the same selective punishment in Santa Rosa. There are so many documents and files I have on the Scott Haines debacle. Here is one clip from an interview with an SRSO employee conducted by Shane Tucker in reference to the “Dildo Panties” incidence:
Tucker when we were talking about an incident that occurred best to your recollection. It was in 2016. And it would have been prior to Captain Haines, the incident where he came to to your house. Tell me about that incidence.
SRSO employee He had sent me a photo.
SRSO employee And then it wasn’t until this year that I realized it was from his work phone.
Tucker So when you say he sent, like, a text message, he sent a photo via text.
SRSO employee it was ….Yes.
Tucker And of himself. When you say self, was it his penis? his penis?
SRSO employee yes
Tucker How do you know that it was his penis?
SRSO employee I guess it could have been anyone else’s, but he said it was his.
Tucker Was it erect / flacid? or….
SRSO employee It was erect.
Tucker And it was in a shower?
SRSO employee Yes.
Tucker How did that come about?
From what the best I can’t remember, because it was three years ago was that I woke up one the next morning and I had the picture.
Pardon my ignorance on this but would it really matter if the penis was erect or flacid? Or even if it wasn’t Scott’s? It simply wasn’t appropriate…..PERIOD
But again evidently watching porn and communicating with prostitutes on tax payers’ dimes is only a problem if you aren’t in the clique of cool kids. There are so many ethics issues in the handling of Haines by Wendell Hall and Bob Johnson. So either Scott has so much dirt on the two of them or there is a financial incentive that may soon become apparent, for these two “leaders’ to forget the difference in right and wrong. The fact that this one guy gets SUCH a pass, makes me question the moral foundation of this agency.
How can an agency punish anyone for anything when Haines got a pass on so many violations and crimes? This has to be extremely toxic to everyone who has been employed there over the last decade. If you spent years doing the “right things” and avoiding ethical or political landmines, is it just enough to know you did a good job when you see Scott walking around the agency?
And when is it exactly too much and Scott has to be cut loose? The final IA is an investigation the FBI forwarded to Bob, already completed. It took them compiling things from years ago, that were brought up repetitively in the past before SRSO even took any of these allegations seriously. It had been reported that Scott misused government resources; Chris Watson, claimed there was nothing there ( without pulling any log ins—or at least attaching them to the IA file). It was reported Scott was misusing his position with SRSO to exploit a lady with substantial property holdings (that have appreciated significantly due to their location over the years); again Watson said there was nothing to that claim either or the allegation he was targeting Matt Groelinger, the grandson of Dorothy Rogers). Yet anyone with an IQ over that of cabbage can see that absolutely was a valid complaint. In hindsight this proved to be the last straw and something the SRSO turned a blind eye to, facilitating Scott to victimize more people.
Chris Watson, the investigator who certified Scott was not doing any of these things, should have his competency questioned. Either he is such a shitty investigator as to never have had any skills that rise to obligation of any job in law enforcement, or he’s a do-boy who has no moral compass.
No matter which is true, can you trust anything the SRSO has done? This applies to Bob’s understanding of what a law enforcement agency is supposed to be but as we know having a law enforcement background is not a prerequisite to being Sheriff; look at David Morgan. So it’s possible even with his years of service, he is not a person who was ever up to the task of protecting and serving the public.
As I stated above, people don’t understand the history between Scott and this family. I wanted to point out the dates of the events that were used to terminate Scott.
Keep in mind there were SRSO investigations into these acts but they were written off as “UNSUBSTANTIATED”. In 2012, Bill Sumner wrote a complaint that Scott used NCIC for non-law enforcement purposes (to repo cars). Chris Watson attempted to contact Sumner. When he couldn’t get a hold of him, he effectively closed the complaint. The NCIC records and video footage would have corroborated Sumner’s accusations but Watson failed to do so or failed to include those findings. Because he got away with that, he continued to re-abuse his power to misuse his position. These complaints show a pattern of behavior never properly been investigated by SRSO
In 2015, 2 days after Matt Groelinger filed a complaint against Haines for taking advantage of his position in the community to exploit his grandmother, Scott ran him through NCIC. In idoing his sub-par investigating of that complaint, Watson should have checked that to see if there was any malfeasance. That would have been a basic element of the so-called investigation. However, he failed to do so before closing that complaint as UNFOUNDED.
Again this was still a closed matter in 2021–that is until the FBI provided findings throughout this debacle with Dorothy Rogers family to the SRSO (2015-2018). At different milestones through this lawsuit filed by Groelinger the SRSO, Scott ran Groelinger, in different vehicles and members of his legal team. These are the things that ultimately got him terminated, reluctantly by SRSO, but insisted upon by FDLE & FBI. How many other violations did he commit like this, ie renters or love interests?
Who besides Watson, Hall/Johnson, covered this crap up? The conspiracy herein is going to be the most intriguing part. Who else was involved? What motivation was there? How many documents were either not collected or destroyed in this collusion? In my experience those are hallmarks of said conspiracies that I have seen. Like, Morgan refusing to do much of his “business” via email because he avoided the public records law. Then Wil Meloy destroying records of emails sent and received during the fanfare of the Billings media circus. This is corroborated via text messages obtained by the PBA. There are face to face requests with Meloy with Eric Haines on days I put pressure on the agency for such emails and the fact it is a felony to destroy communication relating to a death penalty case. Meloy claims he handled this situation. Some emails were finally presented but it is illogical to think no one emailed the “honorable” Sheriff on his handling of the Billings case.
That is just one issue I believe will be evident in the SRSO-Haines scandal. Destruction of records and failure to obtain/maintain such records is a far lesser crime that criminal collusion.
If anyone has info as to that cover up or even the ESCO issues, please contact me.
In 2013, I started blogging because I felt I had a civic duty to start a conversation about the stories & issues not being discussed in the media. No one was acknowledging the shameless abuses of power. Today, I still have that same fire and passion. I absolutely believe that people have an aversion to those who violate public integrity. Nevertheless, with the 24 hour news bombardment, we have been anesthetized to things that don’t affect us directly. We want to believe that people who are arrested are justifiably guilty or else they wouldn’t have been arrested. How could we live without certain axioms or presumptions about society? The trust in officials is ingrained into the consciousness, as it should be. In researching and investigating Escambia County justice, my understanding of crime and criminals changed. The good guys aren’t always the “good guys”; the bad guys don’t always get punished. While I knew sociopaths gravitate to positions of power to get the juice they need to indulge their every whim, I never conceptualized the extent of truth about that. Ultimately, respect is lost for the law and justice system, starting with the officers themselves in these cases. I was told once, “there is no justice to be had in Florida.” Indeed, the administration staff in the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office, as is the admin staff of Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, shows no semblance of integrity or duty of care to the public.
In this blog, I will be posting THE Internal Affairs Report that sent Scott Haines out of the agency, but I would like to first put a podcast clip up that seems more propaganda than fact, based on the documentation.
On September 6, 2021, Santa Rosa Sheriff Bob Johnson spoke on NewsRadio923. I clipped this portion of interest.
Here is a transcript of that clip:
So what Bob is insinuating is recently committed violations of policy or law, committed by Scott which required discipline. But is that true? NO! The 9 Supervisory Inquiries that repetitively involved sexual misconduct or harassment, surfing porn, etc. Let’s not forget the 2020 shitshow in Escambia County, where Scott feigned suicidal ideations to get access to a co-worker. There is dispatcher to dispatcher reporting of this to Sheriff Johnson. Yet not only is it never cited within his disciplinary history, never psychologically evaluated. This is Baker Act material—no question. Yet it was swept under the rug and never gets even an “honorable mention” in his moral integrity evaluation. C’mon Bob. This guy did more than any one officer should be
It is clear Bob Johnson has been aware of Scotts hijinks for years. He oversaw many disciplinary concerns prior to being elected as Sheriff. Prior to Jan 2017, there were 5 Supervisory Inquiries & 3 full on IA’s. “Porngate” & “Repo Nights” are among the highlights.
Now we see what the straw was that broke the camel’s back. The IA (that was not disclosed even after I balked at the number of IA’s. Even on 9/14/2021, when Adam Riddle informed me the 3 were all there was but there was 10 Supervisory Inquiries) that caused Scott to be terminated is revealed.
There are so many things that need to be pointed out and discussed. There are numerous highlighted areas that I will be delving into but for today, notice the dates and the one glaring issue is the unanimous vote to terminate Scott, yet he “retired”. Once everyone agrees there is a violation and agreed on the punishment, he should be terminated. Allowing him to resign only works prior to that board vote. They voted. He is fired before he “retired”. Don’t know how that works.
I am going to put this out there for everyone to draw their own conclusions. Without further adieu:
I wanted to apologize for the sparse posts. I have been overwhelmed with information that just keeps on coming. That’s a good thing. I just have to get the info out. Bear with me.
I started blogging to expose the corruption in NW Florida. Honestly, I didn’t think it would be so pervasive or cancerous as it is. Allowing predators with badges to continue to terrorize a community is unacceptable and irredeemable. My intent is not to go after Bob Johnson or David Morgan but when all roads of corruption lead back to the people who enable them, ie the Sheriffs in this case. Being the head of an agency empowers the person in that seat. They can make or break lives depending on how they wield their influence and authority. In the cases I’ve been researching, the cases I have, I have found both Johnson & Morgan act as co-conspirators with the deviants they allow to be employed. Scott Haines and Eric Haines are predators who feed on those below them. Johnson & Morgan both know that and feel it business as usual to cover up these brothers’ crimes against their respective communities.
II have been shocked by the openly corrupt practices in Santa Rosa. I thought nothing could be Morgan’s predatory tenure, but I was wrong. Scott Haines beguiling Dorothy Rogers was so heinous I had to look into it. Once I started pulling that thread, so much more came to light. The funny part is that the day I got the call from Dorothy Rogers grandson, I had just had a conversation with a former ECSO deputy. We were talking about all the stuff Eric had done and this former deputy said Scott was obviously the “good” brother. He told me that he didn’t understand how the brothers could be so different. That night the curtain was pulled back showing Scott was just as much of a parasite as Eric. Many others have said similar things because no one was talking about all the shit Scott was doing. I didn’t have an contacts/sources in Santa Rosa. But once I started writing about this, quite a few people have contacted me. I have been told no one has ever brought criticism on the deeds of SRSO. There are various comments of interest on LeoAffairs.com, but without corroboration it is just talk. Now though, things are being dragged out into the light. Most all of it comes back to Scott and Bob Johnson. Now on with the info I have uncovered.
So one of the “Supervisory Inquiries” (that did not rise to the level of an IA, according to Sheriff Bob Johnson) is extremely bold and unbelievably, ruled “unfounded”. It is the encounter in which Scott feared for Brandy Wallace’s safety after her husband, Chris Wallace found out about an affair she had with Scott. So let me see if I understand this: Scott is screwing this guy’s wife and tells his superiors that he fears for Brandy’s safety, prompting all this attention to focus on the husband rather than on him. WTF?
If he feared for her safety at any point prior to “getting caught”, he had a duty to report it. But he waited until he was confronted by superiors to divulge this. That dog don’t hunt. Here is the “unfounded” supervisory inquiry:
I just don’t understand how Haines’s role in the disintegration of this marriage wasn’t an issue. Now let’s juxtapose this incidence in 2017 with the incident in 2020 in Escambia, where Haines tried to force his way into another subordinate’s home–another woman with whom he had a sexual relationship.
There are histrionics with that encounter. I got further insight into that night:
Both of these situations are DV issues, yet there is no fallout for Scott for the second one. Why? If this man, was suicidal, should he be an SRSO active officer?
I thought this little clip was interesting. It is from the “dildo panty” case. It seems if Scott sent pictures to a subordinate of someone else’s penis, it would be ok…..wtf?
I have been blogging about the organized fleecing of Dorothy Rogers for years. Scott Haines is at the helm but others allowed him to stay employed–namely Sheriff Bob Johnson. To say that Haines is anything less than a sexually deviant cancer within the SRSO, would understate the situation. I recently requested all the IA’s for Haines. I was provided 3. In further prodding, it has come to light that there are 10 Supervisory Inquiries (SI’s), which is a way to sidestep official investigations.
Supervisory inquiries, according to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s General Order J-003 Disciplinary Guidelines and Standards, are done when a complaint on an officer comes in and a supervisor does a mini-investigation to determine the validity of the complaint. I am told by other officers, that it also can be used to dispense discipline in the case of a minor infraction, like in the case of a written coaching or written warning. The offense and the discipline tend to be lesser and does not rise to the level to open an Internal Affairs case. If the complaint alleges criminal activity, an IA must be opened, but not in Santa Rosa.
Now at least 2 of these SI’s are serious allegations that should have triggered IA’s but Sheriffs Hall & Johnson decided to basically dismiss the complaints without real investigations, despite the severity of the claims. The first of the ones I knew about, was in 2012. William Sumner, a former cop, submitted a complaint, commonly referred to as “repo nights”. Sumner claimed Haines used NCIC/FCIC to repossess cars and used the SRSO impound lot to store cars. He would cannibalize cars held there to put on other vehicles. Sumner claimed Haines used other officers log in info to avoid detection. The complaint was dropped and found to be “unfounded” after Sumner avoided speaking to those investigating his complaint. It is my understanding he was aware of or participated in other illegal activities that an interview would uncover. That is the speculative understanding of his reluctance to talk to colleagues of Haines.
This is a typical deflection used to bypass investigating crimes reported. For instance, let’s go back to Naomi Jones’s mother going to ECSO to report her daughter missing and being arrested for a warrant for welfare fraud without the ECSO immediately looking into the missing child. I would have been suspicious of this myself, had I been Sumner. When these agencies, specifically ECSO & SRSO, do not want to give credence to a report given to them, they turn on the messenger who comes to them in good faith. It is common practice. People wonder why there is no relationship between law enforcement and many communities in the Panhandle.
The second SI complaint was filed in 2015 regarding the exploitation of Dorothy Rogers. Matt Groelinger submitted the complaint to Chris Watson regarding the pilfering by Haines of the irrevocable trust, Haines convinced Rogers to revoke in order to make him executer.
An investigator working for Marie Mattox, the attorney representing Groelinger, documented the following:
“It should be noted that Watson made no documented effort to interview any other family members or independent witnesses.
Watson ignored Groelingers request to have Haines cease any business relationship with Eastgate Mobile Home Park even though Groelinger provided documents proving his authority in Skirpan Properties LLC…..Watson documents his recommendation as, This case is to be closed and classified as UNFOUNDED. There is no credible evidence or information of any kind proving that any unethical or illegal acts or policy violations have been committed by Lt. Haines.
Again this isn’t surprising. If you don’t do an investigation or talk to people, then you reserve plausible deniability. It is better to be seen as incompetent than to open Pandora’s box.
Here is a list of the SI’s provided:
I have requested the documents associated with these SI’s. But doesn’t that look like a lot of issues? 9 since 2012 & 2 formal IA’s (2011 & 2019). Why was this cop kept around? I am reminded of an article in the Santa Rosa Gazette on 2018. The following quote by Bob Johnson was made, in reference to Rich Aloy’s assertion that “There is nothing more damaging than a bad cop”:
Everything having to do with Scott Haines is completely contrary to this statement. I would have to say, besides a bad cop, the more damaging thing is to have admin cover up for that bad cop. Those are the people who should know better and bear the burden on insuring the safety of the public. Since this cover-up is not a duty of any officer or elected official, those actions occur outside their official roles, thereby taking on professional liability and personal liability. This is the one exception to the immunity provided to protect such officials in the course of their duties within their positioning. Once they step outside the scope of that duty and act upon that, the immunity is waived.
It seems Bob has joined the ranks of some of his Escambia County counterparts. What a shame! He was thought to be a more honest Sheriff. It appears those do not exist after all.
This is a report done on October 28, 2020, shortly after midnight. Scott Haines attempted to force his way into a co-worker’s door. Other co-workers weigh in. Unsurprisingly, this does not trigger an IA investigation in Santa Rosa.
Former Sheriff Morgan paid $75k on 2 bronze statutes to put in front of the ECSO. He used money that should have been used on resources internally like upgrading equipment, investigations and training. I don’t know how many times over the years I have said this jackass routinely misuses funds he is in charge of. Look at the money piddled away on political capital via the LET funds. The back pay of the deputies that is still in limbo and hasn’t been paid out to date. The Honorable Sheriff came up with an algorithm to give the deputies their dues. It spreads them out over time. But so many of those guys have been forced out of the agencies before they got what was due. What happened to that money???
Morgan was rumored to have misused a government credit card when he was in the Air Force. I definitely see a pattern of behavior. There are so many other times he has been irresponsibly played with funds. When you have accounting officials skimming for years, without detection, you must question the oversight of all monies into and out of this agency. If there are checks and balances, embezzlement would be detected in short order. But the CFO Henrique Dias never scrutinized anything, because he was too busy manipulating other monies at the behest of Morgan. Then you have Pam Childers, the comptroller, who doesn’t verify funds are spent appropriately concerning LET funds. What else is she not looking at?
This statute is so characteristic of this egomaniac, His malignant narcissism (Malignant narcissism is a psychological syndrome comprising an extreme mix of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder and sadism. ) will not allow him to quietly fade into the ether. He has shown time and time again that his overblown sense of self importance exists in every action and every word he uses.
Now he has agreed to buy the his own statute. But shouldn’t he pay for both? Potts could not have commissioned and approved spending on a statute of himself. Morgan did. So why is Chip allowing the money on that statute be wasted as well?
Andy Marlette chimed in:
Yeah right!! This is just the beginning. Outzen is completely disconnected to anything dealing with Morgan and his misdeeds.
Strangely enough, Marlette wants this to be put out on display.
This little rant is reminiscent of the same argument I and others have made in the past. Isn’t that justification to have the Confederate monuments stand? Morgan has harmed so many people in the community and if it is necessary to memorialize him as a symbol of the era of his reign, then it is just as necessary to memorialize the other men of the community and their actions/legacy. Morgan has been responsible for the community losing good deputies, not acting on sexual predators within his command, misappropriating money that benefitted him only and this is just part of his betrayal of public trust. Hundreds, if not thousands, have been victimized by Morgan. Let’s not forget the astonishing growth of his net worth while being a public servant.. The millionaire sheriff.
So come on Marlette, let’s keep all the statues where they belong in the public forum, to remind people of the atrocities. This is a direct parallel, except the Confederates didn’t personally commission their own statutes. The community made that decision. But hey, Confederate officers deserve to be relegated to a corner of a museum. We don’t want anyone remembering history. Better they should not take heed of past event, to more easily facilitate repetition of such things.
It is with regret that I must inform you, friends, and political supporters of my decision to withdraw from the 2022 Mayoral Race. Family medical issues, which I had prayed would resolve by years end will not.
Those with political experience know that campaigns are high energy and intensive affairs, where candidates and their families must be solely committed to the effort. It is not fair to a candidates supporters, and the process itself, to continue knowing you cannot remain fully engaged.
We of course will be refunding all campaign contributions. Any expenditures to date will be paid by me.
Susan and I thank all of you for your encouragement and support. You will all be forever in our hearts.
Sincerely, David Morgan
I am doing a post about the campaign donations later. I would like to address the “medical reasons” listed and the speculation that has been brought to me the last couple of days.
Most people are not aware of medical issues Morgan faced in his last 2 years or so of his tenure. He was frequently not at the ECSO; he traveled extensively, including trips out of the country. Personnel in the office claimed he was looking rough, losing weight. It was easily recognizable that he was ill. These trips, throughout the country and internationally, left personnel speculating that he was seemingly hiding his treatment for some reason. It was the Sheriff’s health that was, in question. I say that because there were many people who were told Susan Morgan had cancer right around the time he was elected. People were told Susan had stage 4 cancer. Anything over a year was a blessing. As a child of someone who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, I know what that means. To say Morgan misrepresented her condition is a vast understatement. If you are stage 4 cancer patient, the prognosis of survival of more than 5 years is nearly nil. It has been 12 years since this was asserted. Susan has been very social and vibrant. Morgan’s claim that she had stage 4 cancer 12-13 years ago, makes it appear as though this was an untrue claim, at least, in part, if not, in full.
Just because I question this doesn’t mean every person is not afforded the right to their health privacy, including either of the Morgans. But I did not put health into the ether as an issue relating to either of them. I would have not mentioned any of these health issues had he not cited medical issues for his decision to bow out of the race.
Medical reasons were given with Marcille when he bowed out from the State attorney election. It has not been an issue that anyone can see, giving way to the idea it was less about medical reasons and more about not being able to win against Ginger Bowden-Madden. So this standard dictum could be an excuse that no one could question. Having said that, it has been brought to my attention that someone affiliated with the agency recently passed away. This person’s death has been very ambiguously described. I have been told it had nothing to do with Covid. It was “autoimmune” related somehow and any other specifics are being hushed. This person was named in the Leah Manning Sex Ring case, as was Morgan. Now I absolutely understand the right to medical privacy. There is no intent to slander anyone or to assume a conclusion that was not already speculated by many, but this does raise obvious questions.
Is his withdrawl from the race now sheer coincidence? Maybe. Maybe Morgan bowed out because the Billings case is quickly turning into his worst nightmare. It’s possible questions and concerns I shared about the Citizen P.I. with the show runner in London created concern. I contacted Steve McLaughlin and shared my concerned about the hacked email between a journalist and Patrick Gonzalez Jr., published by Outzen. He was not privy to see, much less publish. He even mentions; he couldn’t be sure it was from Patrick, but he was willing publish it. That is unethical at the least, criminal at the worst. I also mentioned Patrick was not represented by counsel who was fully working on his behalf when the production company reached out.
Then, of course, there is the FBI corruption investigation in Santa Rosa County. Scott Haines, Eric Haines’s brother, had several hard drives seized that opened “Pandora’s Box”. Morgan is one degree of separation from that, very possibly zero degrees. All of these things may have proved to be just too much shit to overcome for Ye Olde Sheriff. Maybe his health is really to blame. I doubt it is his wife’s health. because I have my reservations about her being that ill at all.
This post is merely me putting forward things that come to my attention that has not otherwise been discussed publicly. Draw your own conclusions. I am just relieved Morgan’s mayoral run is over. It was laughable to even entertain, but I know the “powers that be” don’t need it to make sense. They just need to get a person in they can control. Well I must admit, Morgan has been a good tool for the GOB.
So after being alerted about the following blip on Rick’s Blog:
This is highly disturbing to me. I have spent almost 10 years devoting every bit of energy, looking for the truth in this case. While I’ve had small breakthroughs and victories over the years, in the last few months have seen real game changing developments. Rakeem Florence spontaneously recants, in a sworn affidavit. An attorney Patrick has had for years reveals a conflict of interest that is finally revealed to be information from another client that exonerates Patrick. Said info was offered to the state attorney, Russ Edgar, to get this other client a reduced sentence in a state RICO case. Edgar said there were verdicts by that point (in 2011) that he wasn’t interested in any info in exchange for a deal. This is huge governmental misconduct. Now with this info, and the changes in the case that will develop very quickly, this producer Jill who has been working with Rick Outzen and Sheriff Morgan wants to air a show that is already factually inaccurate to provide Outzen and Morgan national airtime to defame and slander Patrick. WTF?? Since Patrick’s attorney asked to be recused based on his conflict, there was no attorney assigned until Thursday last week. This attorney doesn’t have any background on the case prior to this show airing.
The case against Patrick Gonzalez is literally falling apart. In May, Rakeem Florence provided an affidavit to the court (routed to Judge Jan Shackleford), recanting his testimony. He specifically says he was told what to say by John Molchan. Even in his last testimony against Donnie Stallworth, Michelle Hendrix, Stallworth’s attorney, brought out on the stand that Florence wanted to withdraw his plea agreement.
Getting back to the show that is set to air this week, piece by Damien Cave just after the closing of this investigation:
The irony of this is that Outzen had access to magnitudes of info and did get some solid info, which he provided to me back in 2015 ( I was able to corroborate most all of it). From his info, public documents and talking to deputies, family friends of the victims and many other people with peripheral info, I have been able to disclose many investigation anomalies, leads not investigated and DNA reports explicitly showing the exclusion of everyone in prison for the crime. My question for Rick in 2015 was why he had not done anything with this information? A man’s life is on the line. He was quick to tell me his intent was not to show Patrick Gonzalez was innocent but, to bring the truth to light. The truth IS what shows Patrick’s innocence. That seems to be where the breakdown came from for Outzen. He had no real interest in exonerating Patrick.
Still pressing him for an answer as to why he didn’t follow the information, his reply was :
In a phone call, he and I had, he went on to say, “life moves on; there is no real interest in this case”. WTF? Since I became aware of all the stuff Outzen knew, I have not been able to do anything else but help. My conscience will not let me just walk away. HELLO, a man’s life literally on the line. Is it really right to not follow the truth, even if it exonerates someone like Patrick, who Outzen, clearly, has no real desire to clear?
A person should not lose his life or sit in jail for a crime he did not commit. I agree Patrick is not the most sympathetic person wronged in the world, but if he’s not guilty of killing the Billings, then he should not be thrown in a cell, allowing the true killer go free. That seems to be something that is foreign to Mr. Outzen, despite the fact he claims that was his motivation in 2009. But I think Outzen’s loyalty to David Morgan would have or did get in the way for his quest for “the truth”. Morgan is heavily invested in his narrative to this crime. Anyone doubting that should be reminded of this picture in his office.
This picture is so contrived. How many other victims has Morgan hugged in a press conference in the 11 years since this picture was taken? What is there past connection that makes this interaction normal? Or is it because it made it to televisions across the world? It is disingenuous theatre. And how will it look when all the information comes to light regarding the confidential informant coming forward to exonerate Patrick?
More importantly, will Ashley Markham be implicated in the murders of her parents? She inherited everything, properties, businesses, and the most lucrative asset, the kids. Yet there is no official statement to the police. Why is that? There is no answer to that question.
A couple of years ago, I posted a graphic with different info but here is one facet:
Justice is beckoning. We are the precipice of this case being overturned for those wrongfully imprisoned. Yet this show, will have you believe otherwise. As much as I usually like shows like Citizen P.I., I do not believe this is the only case being presented in purely fictitious manner.
The following is the email I sent the production company:
My name is Jimmie Staley. I am a blogger and attorney-in-fact for Patrick Gonzalez Jr. I am aware of your show regarding the murder that landed Gonzalez Jr. convicted and sentenced to death row. I know you may not be aware that this case is literally falling apart. On June 10th, 2021, in an open court hearing, it was revealed the state had arrested a man on the periphery of this case in 2011. This man offered to give the state the real shooter, exonerating Patrick Gonzalez, but the State refused to hear the testimony/evidence. That is a huge violation of Gonzalez Jr’s rights. He had already been convicted and sentenced. This came about because this other man was represented by the attorney assigned to Patrick. He was explaining why he must be recused. His prior representation of this other man created the conflict of interest. He said in open court that he approached the State attorney and was told they were not interested in this evidence.
This is the 2nd blow to this case in 6 weeks. Rakeem Florence, one of the two co-conspirators who testified that Gonzalez Jr. was the shooter, recanted. The State Attorney threatened this man that he was facing an additional 15 years for perjury in a capital case.
Your show is about to air as this case is about to explode destroying the state and the Sheriff’s narrative in this case. The Innocence Project is considering this case. Because Gonzalez Jr was excluded as the shooter according to the dna collected from the victim’s fingernails.
I can provide you with any proof you need to support what I’ve asserted. Your show risks defamation and slander of a wrongfully convicted man. The majority of the people arrested and who are most likely innocent are Black and Hispanic. Gonzalez Jr. is a minority. This is a textbook case of false confessions by the state. They got testimonies from young black men who were threatened with lethal injection to elicit confessions that are not consistent with each other or the evidence.
The case against Gonzalez Jr. is evidentially anemic. The van asserted to be the van on the surveillance camera was not his. Blue Markham, the victims’ son in law told police it absolutely was a van he sold to the man involved in the Rico case who was the first primary suspect.
Please consider these facts. I hope you do the right thing and not add insult to injury to Gonzalez Jr. This communication makes you aware of the inconsistencies prior to the airing of this show. This was a high profile case that created political favor for the Sheriff who is now running for Mayor. Other than a few of the sheriff’s flunkies, this case has been exposed as a farce to the majority of the Panhandle community. No one believes the official narrative for various reasons including the above facts. You see, I have been researching this case and contacted many people myself as a civilian. I have uncovered these facts that even the attorneys never had. This is a complex case but when you get down to the evidence, it is non existent. I hope you review what I have said. Check my website, billingsmurder.com and conjuringjsutice.com. This is my full time project. I am also a trusted friend of Gonzalez Jr. The real story is his, which no one has heard as of yet.
Thank you for anticipated cooperation.
“Once a profound truth has been seen, it cannot be ‘unseen’. There’s no ‘going back’ to the person you were. Even if such a possibility did exist… why would you want to?”