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Mexican mafia along Gulf Coast

January 4, 2010

BBC News reported over the weekend that a suspected senior member of one of Mexico’s major drugs cartels, Carlos Beltran Leyva, was arrested in Culiacan, Mexico. Leyva of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel, is the brother…

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Billings case: Friday, July 17

January 1, 2010

BODIES ARE LAID TO REST Friday, July 17 Before the funeral of Bud and Melanie Billings, attorney Crystal Spencer and the family hold a press conference outside the Liberty Church. Spencer tells the reporters, “As a…

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Billings case: Thursday, July 16

January 1, 2010

MEDIA MINEFIELD Thursday, July 16 It has been a week since Bud and Melanie Billings were killed. The seven men who the authorities believe are responsible and one female accomplice have been arrested. The media wants…

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Billings case: Wednesday, July 15 part 2

January 1, 2010

MAKING MONEY Wednesday, July 15 Jean Duncan and her boyfriend Glenn Burnett come around 6 p.m. to the ECSO to proved statement to Investigator Tama Barber., who interviews them separately. Duncan tells Barber that she had…

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Billings case: Wednesday, July 15

January 1, 2010

Search for Pamela Long Wiggins Wednesday, July 15 The Sarasota Herald Tribune opens the day with an article on Patrick Gonzalez cyberstalking in his ex-wife and in-laws, “Suspect in slaying of Pensacola couple haunted Sarasota family.”…

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Billings case: Monday, July 13 part 2

December 31, 2009

OKALOOSA GANG OF FOUR Monday, July 13 At around 2 p.m. Okaloosa Investigator Jeremy Peaden surveys Gary Sumner’s business, 5th Dimension at the 8 and 9 Duval St. in Fort Walton Beach. The area consists of…

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Billings case: Monday, July 13

December 31, 2009

NINJAS ON VIDEO Monday, July 13 The national media onslaught is in full swing. The ECSO parking lot is filled with media vans. Sheriff Morgan’s day begins with interviews on Good Morning America, CBS Early Show…

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Billings case: Sunday, July 12 part 3

December 31, 2009

Okaloosa Traffic Stop Sunday, July 12 As the press conference is ending, Okaloosa County deputies stop a 2004 Cadillac Escalade bearing Florida tag G76-9KJ and distinct Fifth Dimension emblems on both the rear windows at the…

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Billings case: Sunday, July 12 part 2

December 31, 2009

CONTRACT HIT Sunday, July 12 Shortly after 7 p.m., a warrant for Wayne Coldiron is issued charging him with murder. Investigator James O’Hara, along with several other investigators and patrol units, go to 210 Yokum Court…

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Billings case: Sunday, July 12

December 31, 2009

HUMDINGER Sunday, July 12 At noon, Sgt. Hoard interviews Leonard Gonzalez again. The evidence was stacking up against him. The Investigators knew that he had bought two cans of red spray paint the day after the…

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Billings case: Saturday, July 11 part 3

December 31, 2009

CAB AND THE MEXICAN MAFIA Saturday, July 11 On Saturday while the other investigators are searching for the Dodge van, Tom Watts and Bobby Guy contact Henry Cabell “Cab” Tice, age 61, at 4337 Highway 90,…