The Implication of Sheriff Morgan’s Over-generalization & Colossal Rush to Judgement

As I have been saying for 3 years, Sheriff Morgan is no criminal investigator. He develops a theory and with tunnel vision. To the exclusion of actual facts and evidence, he plumps up his cheeks and gets in front of the media and touts his own truth. This is what happened in the recent triple murder of the Smith Family. He claims, “this is witchcraft”. Thankfully the public knew enough not to believe it. That has not always been the case.

On July 27, 2009, Morgan staged one of many national press conferences and with all the drama he could muster, he told Ashley Markham, “We found them (the people who killed your parents)”. He hugged the sobbing woman, resting his head upon hers in an embrace, of course, at an angle so that there is good exposure to publicity shots.

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This very act should have been the first red flag. How many victims has Morgan ever touched, much less hugged?  He clearly had an agenda as did Ashley. They shared secrets as to what was really behind this crime. Sheriff Morgan–at the time of this shot–knew Justin Billings had gunshot residue on his hands the night of the murder. He knew there were 2 vans. He knew there was more likely a bigger picture other than the scenario he followed. He exemplifies that in this video.

Ashley knew that the only witness to the murders, her brother with Down’s Syndrome, when asked who committed the crime, kept signing “brother” ie Justin. This child did not know traditional sign language. He knew baby sign language, which is signs for things rather than letters. There was a sign for “Mom”, “Dad”, “Ashley (sister), “Justin (brother) that are unique and different from any other signs. This boy signed his sign for Justin over and over. Now the social worker who interviewed the boy did not know the sign, but April Spencer, the nanny, Ashley & Blue Markham and close people to the family did. Ashley conveyed this to someone close.

By brandishing this knowledge, Ashley used this lie to stave off any claims by Justin to the estate. While that is despicable and psychopathic, the real crime is by Sheriff Morgan is lack of ability to run an investigation. Whether this is willful or just pure ignorance, he uses this same pattern of behavior. He eliminated Bud Billings’s work life as a possible murder, immediately. He did the same with the triple homicide, he dismissed the fact that Homeland Security and Richard White’s position as a Cyber-crimes expert with a high security level. Point blank, it is too premature to eliminate any angle. Yet he has done just so by focusing on this farcical theory of “witchcraft”.

This is such a miscarriage of justice because as author, occult expert, Michelle Belanger says in her rant on Facebook,

The biggest problem in Pensacola right now is you got a Sheriff who is jumping to all kinds of conclusions. He’s creating his own kind of red herrings. …My other problem with Sheriff Morgan is, your average person doesn’t know what a Wiccan is, doesn’t know what a Pagan is. They hear these words from an authority figure, like Sheriff Morgan. What he is doing, either through his own ignorance or his own willful misdirection of the actual facts of the case. He’s betraying the trust that people have put into him……..He is misleading people who he’s their only source for whether or not that’s true. And because he’s seen as an authority figure, they are not going to go out and Google to find out that he’s actually talking out of his posterior in a grievous way that could honestly incite hate crimes.

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I absolutely agree. There is probably no real way to undo the damage Sir David’s misinformed words on both these cases. He has set the tone for every perception every person in Pensacola will ever know of these two cases, as misguided and out of rhythm those  perceptions are.  The thought of Bud Billings being killed by a family member or business associate is far more plausible than the theory of crime as the state prosecuted it.

In the national news footage, Morgan acknowledges there is ties to drug cartels. That is suppressed. It is also mentioned that Down’s boy described how Bud grabbed the man who fatally shot him by the neck. This is corroborate below:

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This, IN AND OF ITSELF, should provide the reasonable doubt.

Justice Withheld

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As expected, the Florida Supreme Court upheld Patrick’s conviction for the Billings Murders.  The articles claim, “In upholding the conviction, the state Supreme Court found that the convictions were supported by competent, substantial evidence, according to the State Attorney’s Office.” That is a purely laughable statement.

In the public records, in plain English, the state acted against judicial canons of publicly making statements pertaining to pending litigation. They told the public that these men were guilty and used every available news outlet to do so. This is ethically and legally prohibited.  But forgetting all the improprieties in procedure by the state, the DEA, FBI and Homeland Security have no interest in Patrick because he wasn’t the “mastermind” of anything relevant to this case. The fact that these agencies are involved supports the claim of this being a much bigger investigation than what happened in Pensacola in July 2009

Blue Markham gave the van used in the crime to Cab Tice a couple of months prior to the crime. The rest of the evidence clearly leads to Hugh Wiggins’s door. DNA evidence puts Hugh Wiggins in the Billings’ house with Byrd’s blood on his gloves. He also had the safe taken from the house as well as the murder weapon. Found with an arsenal of weapons in intracoastal waterways, his “limited” immunity frees him from ALL charges in Florida and Mississippi  Then you have the surveillance tape which shows a completely different series of events than the prosecution ever presented.  How is that possible?  The tape is the key to this and the state completely disregards the actual events because they don’t fit their version of the crime….really????

This is all beyond logical comprehension. How can a man be sent to Death Row by what amounts to a trial in the media? Think about it. This could be any one of us. Would you trust these officials to find justice if you were in Patrick’s shoes?

Facts Never Revealed

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In going over this case over and over, there are 2 statements that stand out. Those would be Blue Markham and Justin Billings. I have provided excerpts.  If there is anyone out there that can explain to me why these statements were never followed up on, please let me know.

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So we have Blue Markham turning an identical van to the one used in the crime to Cab Tice.  2 vans…the one in Sr.’s backyard and the one Cab Tice got from Blue Markham.

Now Justin Billings’s testimony is just craziness at its finest.  Yet Justin was never considered a suspect or someone possibly involved with the crime.  Read for yourself what he says mere hours after his family is butchered in their home–his former home.

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Someone please tell me again why Patrick is a better suspect than these two who were in closer proximity and had more motive than anyone else?

Family; Don’t Turn Your Back on Them

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So with everything pointing to the fact the Billings’ were involved with cartels. Despite Morgan’s hot air, it is apparent that this is more than a home invasion robbery. I want to focus on the family. My interpretation of family are people who you grew up with, who raised you, day in and day out. Not necessarily blood but people who would put their lives down for you. Justin Billings doesn’t seem to feel that way about his parents. For that matter, neither does Ashley or Blue Markham. Byrd was funding Blue’s business; he was Ashley’s step dad that provided her with a more normal life than she’d ever had before. But none of these people are what they seem. Blue Markham was involved with this cartel according to everyone involved; he participated on Byrd’s behalf.

Let’s get this straight.  Justin was in contact with someone on the fringe of the cartel minutes after the murder as well as days before. Blue Markham is in cahoots with Cab Tice, Hugh Wiggins and whatever evil they are peddling—drugs, guns, humans. None of these people are ever charged. Cab and Blue walk away from this crime without being thoroughly investigated. Hugh Wiggins tells the police NOTHING and walks away from an armory of federal gun charges plus whatever charges for covering up a murder after the fact.

DOES ANY OF THIS MAKE SENSE??

Think about this for a minute. The people closest to this family are not investigated; they gained all the estate. Why were they not looked at more closely? What kind of investigators don’t go to the heart of the investigation? It’s simple they were told to stand down. This case was much bigger than the murder of Byrd & Melanie.

Empathy & Justice: An Editorial

I wanted to take this time to address a few important issues with respect to me & this case. Does any one know the feeling of running late on a rainy Monday and having a flat tire, with no spare on a busy road and no one stopping to help?  Of course. Everybody has those days. You couldn’t buy luck. Everything cosmically falls apart for no apparent reason.  Imagine having that day in perpetuity. How bad would that day be if you got stuck with that day as your “Groundhog Day”? We all feel bad for that person, because we understand how that feels.  We have walked a mile or more in those shoes. This is empathy. We feel the pain because we have been there.

Justice. The great equalizer–in theory. We all like to see Lady Justice with the scales balanced and the good guys wearing their white hat prevailing at the end of the day. We all like to see the bad guy behind bars and throw away the key.  But we all know also that justice is supposed to be blind. With those blinders comes the inevitable injustice or various shades of gray that make up the overwhelming distance between “cosmic right” and “cosmic wrong”.  In this gray space lays the Billings’ murder case.

Was Byrd Billings & his family victimized? Yes but they were also predators.  Are all the people involved in this case guilty?  None of them were angels. But does that make them guilty? And guilty of what? The reality of this case is entirely the gray area between right and wrong. Patrick Gonzalez was a thug; he was an addict; he was involved in illegal circles with varying degrees of criminality, but if he didn’t commit this murder, is it justice to say he should be in jail for the other illegal acts he did commit or could have committed but for this case?  Possibly. The case could be made for that, but does he belong on Death Row? No!  Strangely enough, this isn’t the answer most people have. I was appalled by that.

I have been told that it is justice that he is on Death Row even if he didn’t murder those people because he was a criminal with intent to harm others if nothing else by reckless disregard.  Patrick, just like most of the other alleged conspirators, was associated in something bigger than himself. Honestly, a great deal of people who are involved in this cases on the periphery are just as associated with this bigger evil as well. They sat in front of the jury, soaking up the spotlight with crocodile tears. If Patrick belongs where he is, so does Blue Markham, Justin Billings, Cab Tice and most certainly, Hugh Wiggins.

Who among us would put their entirety of their lives on display for the public? All the domestic disputes, evictions, traffic violations, misdemeanors, etc. Who among us would put all their dirty laundry on media display and come out looking rosy? Yet these men were and still are. The bad decisions, choices, and associations are there for their legacy to echo. I find that people like to point fingers as to not have others look at them.

Do I like Patrick Gonzalez? I never did prior to this case. I couldn’t stand him. Is it ok to just let him be killed by the state because I didn’t like him? No! Is it ok to let karma swallow him up for crimes he could have committed or didn’t get caught doing? NO! I don’t know about anyone else but when it comes to Death Row, I would like to be damn sure he is the right guy. After reading all my other  posts, is it possible that something besides the “official story” could have happened?  Most definitely. Would you want your life hanging in the balance, when your actions might have been improperly perceived?

My Further Travels down the Rabbit Hole

So someone choreographed 5 men to storm a compound that is fully established with cameras, to take some money from an old man.  This is the story if you drank the Kool-Aid. This is the ultimate puzzle wrapped inside an enigma. The risk in this crime is high. The gain is low. No money actually came from it. Why so many men? Why at that location? Why? Why? WHY?

Then I see an article somewhere that says there is drug involvement. Makes sense, but still… So I look into this drug matter. I find that the DEA has an on-going investigation in the Pensacola area and in particular 2 cases involving Byrd Billings. NSA also has some oversight.  A 73 year old man? Dope? NSA? DEA? Then there’s Patrick’s story of it being BIGGER than a robbery. That makes more sense to me than a “simple robbery”. The DEA documents suggest that Byrd Billings was being investigated for trafficking heroine, laundering money and human trafficking from a Mexican cartel, Los Zetas who were brokering an alliance to some degree with the Gulf Cartel which is loosely connected to the Columbo crime family. What?  This guy has 13 foster kids. Trafficking humans? Heroine? Jesus Christ!

Then I watched Justin Billings interview.  It was a couple of hours. He never cries. He is matter of fact in his statements. He doesn’t express any kind of emotion. No anger, no grief. He claims that his friend Walter spared his girlfriend for a price. What? Spared his girlfriend? What the hell does that mean?  Is this guy high? No one seriously does this right? He’s spinning a yarn but implies he knew this would happen and he protected his girlfriend. Why would a simple robbery have any thing to do with a teenage girl? And if he knew what was to happen, why not go to police? or to his parents to warn them? Who the hell is Walter? Why is he not investigated? He seems to have some knowledge of this hit. Walter is never talked to or about beyond this interview.

It is ironic that when deputies arrived at the crime scene, Ashley Markham, Melanie’s daughter & her husband James “Blue” Markham were there. Justin was there by then. They told police about the video but it was Justin they asked to get the video because he was the only one there who knew how it worked. They didn’t wait for someone from in law enforcement to touch the video. They allowed the family to get the video. In a perfect world, the family would have no reason to do anything to skew evidence in a murder investigation, but this world isn’t perfect. Could there have been tampering? And if this surveillance system is so sophisticated that Ashley, Blue or any other learned person couldn’t figure it out, who was supposed to disable the cameras the way like every single one of the suspects said would happen?  Justin, perhaps? But he is never looked at. Why? I’m just not understanding the breakdown of protocol from law enforcement. The family had roughly 30 minutes before the crime scene investigators got there. There were people walking around. No order to the scene. Is it possible some things were “taken” to not be found by the police? Is it possible things could have been altered to appear one way with another being the truth? From the beginning, this investigation is bungled.