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No relationship between Gonzalez and Billings

Attorney Crystal Spencer is emphatic that Byrd Billings never loaned any money to his suspected killer, Patrick Gonzalez. "We have gone through all the company records," says Spencer, who represents the Billings family. "We can no record that Gonzalez ever worked for Billings or that any loans [...]

Tice-Billings business relationship

According to the Crystal Spencer, the attorney for the Billings children, there was a business relationship between the Billingses and Henry "Cab" Tice. "I spoke with Ashley (Markham) and this is what we know," Spencer says. "Markham Auto financed the floor plans of Henry Cabell Tice's auto [...]

CNN confirms suspects cased home

CNN confirms suspects cased home

As I reported on Sunday, the suspects in the Billings murders did visit the couple's home before the home invasion. CNN is now reporting it, too: "Suspects in the slaying of a Florida couple known for adopting special-needs children cased the victims' home about a month before storming the [...]

Gonzalez has another possible link to Billings (updated)

Gonzalez has another possible link to Billings (updated)

Updated - 7/23/09 Today the Pensacola News Journal reported that Patrick Gonzalez, Jr. told investigators that Byrd Billings, the man who Gonzalez is accused of killing, had given him money to open a martial arts studio. Read searchwarrant. We have wondered if there were any other possible [...]

Letter from Patrick Gonzalez

In June 1996, Patrick Gonzalez was charged with threatening harm to a public servant, disorderly conduct and battery on a corrections officer. I reviewed the case records on the case and found this letter from Gonzalez (under the name Patrick Poff). There is a cover letter that appears to be in [...]


EXCLUSIVE: BILLINGS MURDERS MAY BE CONTRACT HIT Sources close to suspects and persons of interests in the Billings murders allege that Patrick Gonzalez, Jr. was paid to kill Byrd and Melanie Billings. They claim that the investigators have been told this and that the contract price was between [...]

Trademarking kids

The PNJ writes about how Bud Billings had trademarked and copyrighted the names of seven of the adopted children. The title of the forms - “Affidavit of Truth in Nature of Supplemental Rules for Administrative and Maritime Claims Rules C (6)” - see 2004311661. I sent a copy to a local [...]

Morgan emails

Morgan emails

We made a public records of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office of emails that he has received from around the country on the Billings case. Here is a small sampling of the hundreds received (I have redacted the email addresses of the senders): Subject: Sheriff David Morgan Request/Question: I [...]

St. Pete Times – Sunday coverage of Billings case

St. Pete Times does a great job of covering the general facts of the case. When asked about television reports on increased sales of home security systems: "Why?" rails T. Bubba on 1620 AM, the local news radio station. "It didn't help the Billings, did it? Folks, if you want to protect [...]

Gonzalez Jr. describes himself as counter criminal expert

CBS News reports that have the deposition of Patrick Gonzalez, Jr. from a unrelated case in which he was granted blanket immunity the State Attorney’s office. Gonzalez told the investigators that he been paid $150,000 for providing "intelligence" services from January through April of 2008. Read [...]

Bud Billings – adoption fraud case (update)

The St. Pete Times is reporting that 20 years ago a pregnant Vickie Taylor checked into Sacred Heart Hospital under the name Cindy Reeve. She delivered a baby boy and listed Byrd Billings as the father. Taylor told deputies she had agreed to the fraud in exchange for a $2,100 loan, so the Billings [...]

Long day – press conference notes

Today's press conference with Sheriff David Morgan and State Attorney Bill Eddins was delayed over an hour. The excuse given was that the two had to review late breaking developments. I suspect it had to do with Crystal Spencer, who represents Ashley Markham and the other Billings children. Why [...]

Wiggins hid safe

Wiggins hid safe

The ECSO has released the arrest report on Pamela Long Wiggins. The report states that Hugh Wiggins told investigators that safe stolen from the Billings home was hidden in the backyard of the Wiggins home located 1247 Ramblewood Rd, Gulf Breeze. Pamela Wiggins also owned a red mini-van was left [...]

Pamela L. Wiggins (Coco)

Wiggins was also a person of interest in 1992 arson case in Albany Ga, according to the Albany Herald. Read more.

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