Blogger’s Pursuit of Truth Exposes Systemic Corruption in Pensacola, Florida

In this murder case, eight people were arrested in seven days after the crime was committed. The victims, Byrd and Melanie Billings had various business ventures. Byrd owned a buy-here pay-here car lot and a strip club in the past, but the investigation never looked into that particular side of his lifestyle. Jimmie criticized theContinue reading “Blogger’s Pursuit of Truth Exposes Systemic Corruption in Pensacola, Florida”

Blogger’s Pursuit of Truth Exposes Systemic Corruption in Pensacola, Florida

Despite striving to ensure everyone’s rights, the justice system remains imperfect. Thanks to organizations like the Innocence Project, more and more innocent people have been exonerated. But amid the flawed system, there are those who bravely become the voice for the voiceless. Among them is Jimmie Lee Staley, who stands up for a man wrongfullyContinue reading “Blogger’s Pursuit of Truth Exposes Systemic Corruption in Pensacola, Florida”

Patrick Gonzalez Florida Supreme Court Brief

I absolutely love this brief (parts of it anyway)…The first 29 pages are just the noise of the case. It is the “he said-he said” chaos that is wholly inadmissible when dealing with co-conspirators when it cannot be independently corroborated by other evidence, which doesn’t include other co-conspirator testimony. (2 or 30 co-conspirators does notContinue reading “Patrick Gonzalez Florida Supreme Court Brief”

A Day that Changed Pensacola History

Yesterday was the 8th anniversary of the most infamous murder in Pensacola history. Two citizens of Escambia County were ambushed on a quiet summer night inside their own home.  Seven people were arrested in break-neck time. The case was wrapped up with all the elements tucked into a nice narrative that made everyone feel asContinue reading “A Day that Changed Pensacola History”

Bill Richbourg: C’mon Down!

So in the long line of people who cashed in, exploited and turned a blind eye in the Billings case, I want to welcome Bill Richbourg to the cast of characters who should be on the other side of the bars that they put their clients in. Mr. Richbourg could arguably be the most deplorableContinue reading “Bill Richbourg: C’mon Down!”

Billings Murder: VICTIMOLOGY

When a person is murdered, standard procedure is to do a victimology profile.  That includes understanding why victims were targets, what motivations were most likely, what was going on in their lives the day they were murdered. Another relevant factor is,  why were they killed there? Why was this location chosen?  The obvious answers wouldContinue reading “Billings Murder: VICTIMOLOGY”

The Foundation of the Billings Case Built on Sand

Transcript of Bill Eddins speaking at the Rotary Club on Sept 17, 2013 ….They located the owner of the red van as a result of  that being publicized or where the red van was. It was Leonard Gonzalez Sr. On Sunday, he was brought in, July 12th, he was brought in to the Sheriff’s officeContinue reading “The Foundation of the Billings Case Built on Sand”