Escambia County

WKRG: Gonzalez Jr. lone shooter

July 21, 2009

WKRG is reporting that Sheriff David Morgan has confirmed Fredrick Thornton and several other suspects told investigators that Leonard Gonzalez Jr was the sole shooter. Read more.…

Escambia County

No relationship between Gonzalez and Billings

July 21, 2009

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…

Escambia County

Tice-Billings business relationship

July 21, 2009

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.…

Escambia County

CNN confirms suspects cased home

July 21, 2009

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…

Escambia County

Letter from Patrick Gonzalez

July 20, 2009

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…

Escambia County

Trademarking kids

July 19, 2009

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…

News

5th Dimension – Big Money, Gangsta vibe

July 19, 2009

Doing more research on the auto detailing business at which Donald Stallworth, Gary Sumner, Frederick Thornton Jr. and Rakeem Florence worked – 5th Dimension. Found this website on CarDomain.com. The 5th Dimension appears to be doing…

Escambia County

Morgan emails

July 19, 2009

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…

Politics

Matt Gaetz to seek State House Seat

July 17, 2009

Press Release: Matt Gaetz announced today he is a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives District 4 seat for the 2010 general election. Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican, is an attorney with the law…

Escambia County

Long day – press conference notes

July 16, 2009

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…