Billings case

Gonzalez found guilty

October 28, 2010

Patrick Gonzalez has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder.  Jury will deliberate sentencing on Friday.…

Billings case

Defense rests without calling a witness

October 28, 2010

As one defense attorney who was watching the trial of Patrick Gonzalez told me, when you’re dealt a crappy hand it’s best to fold and hope on the mercy of the jury. Randy Etheridge and Jay…

Politics

Batchelor: Blackberry Gate

October 28, 2010

Last night on The John Batchelor Show, I discussed with host John Batchelor and John Avlon, senior political columnist for The Daily Beast, author of “Wingnuts” and CNN political analyst, the last brouhaha in the Florida…

News

John Batchelor Show

October 27, 2010

I will be interviewed on nationally syndicated radio show – The John Batchelor Show at 8:15 p.m. We will be talking Florida politics. Here is the bio from his website: On September 12, 2001, the day…

Business Pensacola Politics

Rejected forum questions

October 27, 2010

Yesterday I had two questions submitted from the public. Both were pointed and only for one candidate. One question was to be directed to Wiggins, the other towards Hayward. In both instances, I rejected the question…

Politics

Mid-term rumble

October 27, 2010

When someone offers you a front-row seat to a panel discussion moderated by ABC’s chief political correspondent George Stephanopoulos and including James Carville, political consultant; Harold Ford Jr., executive vice chairman of Bank of America Merrill…

Pensacola

Chamber forum observations

October 27, 2010

Last night was the final political forum for the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. It was on the mayor’s race. WUWF-TV televised it, 1620AM broadcasted it. I was the moderator. Being the moderator, I focused…

Billings case

Observations from Gonzalez trial

October 27, 2010

It was a masterful stroke for the prosecution team of John Molchan and Bill Eddins to have the Billings’ daughter, Ashley Markham, testify first. They even figured out a way to get her closer to the…

Billings case

Opening arguments in Gonzalez trial

October 26, 2010

State Attorney Bill Eddins gave the opening statement today for the prosecution in the trial of Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Jr. who is on trial for the July 9, 2009 murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings during…

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Blog week will be busy

October 25, 2010

I will be in and out of the office today covering the Patrick Gonzalez trial. TruTV’s In Session has asked that I provide commentary on the trial, which we will a little more to my work…