Escambia County

Patrick Gonzalez disputes charges

July 14, 2009

Kris Wernowsky of the PNJ is reporting that Patrick Gonzalez Jr. – who Sheriff David Morgan identified as the organizer of the Billings crime – claimed at his first court appearance this afternoon that the authorities…

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Three more arrests in Billings murders

July 14, 2009

Sheriff David Morgan reported the arrests of three more people in the Billings murder case – Fredrick Lee Thornton, Donald Ray Stallworth and an unnamed juvenile (age 16). All seven suspects will be charged with open…

Escambia County

UWF admin salaries

July 14, 2009

UWF has released its administration salaries as part of its negotiations with the UWF faculty union. The salaries on the spreadsheet are in thousands…not sure why. Read UWF AdminSalaries.…

Escambia County

Pensacola Federal prison ranked #2 Cushiest

July 14, 2009

Forbes Magazine ranks the Federal Prison in Pensacola as the sccond cushiest in the system. Why? Prisoners can visit with their families on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in a tree-filled park. The Pensacola camp also has…

Escambia County Politics

Record day for blog

July 14, 2009

Rick’s Blog had a record day on Monday, July 13 – 11,172 visitors and 73,579 page views. The best we have done since the blog began in February 2005.…

Escambia County

Billings media circus

July 14, 2009

An interesting aspect of the Billings murder case is the national media attention. The local news – both WEAR TV 3 and the PNJ – have done a good job of covering the murders. We’ve done…

News

WEAR TV owner stock plummets

July 14, 2009

Sinclair Broadcast Group, the owner of WEAR TV 3, in its n 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 10 said that it may have to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to declines…

Escambia County Politics

Mack has a plan for Port

July 14, 2009

In all the hubbub over Blue Angels Week, Santa Claus wanting Ferdinand Plaza and the numerous Sunshine Law investigations, Councilwoman Diane Mack’s proposal for putting the Port of Pensacola up for sale got lost. Mack visited…

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Billings Murder Video

July 13, 2009

Here is the video that the ECSO released today on the intruders entering the north side of the Billings residence. The camera had filmed every three seconds.…

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Billings press conference

July 13, 2009

Sheriff David Morgan said at the 3 p.m. press conference that the ECSO is looking for three black males and possibly white male who were involved in the Billings murder. Morgan release a video of two…

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Patrick Gonzalez facebook account

July 13, 2009

http://www.facebook.com/patpoff?v=wall&viewas=1126945178 His last post is Saturday night two days after the murders. The day after the murders, Gonzalez posted: “Was feeling a little ill yesterday, but today I feel great. Now Tabatha isn’t feeling so hot.…

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Patrick Gonzalez Myspace page

July 13, 2009

Check out this link: http://www.myspace.com/billherkel. His last post on his mood, dated July 8 – night before murders —Patrick Gonzalez “making a move for humanity” Mood: adventurous adventurous. According to his page, Patrick and his wife…