The State Attorney released over 1,000 pages related to the murders of Bud and Melanie Billings. In those documents is a report from Chief Deputy Bill Chavers who interviewed Patrick Gonzalez, the suspected killer, on July 12.
Chavers knew Gonzalez as Pat Poff and had taken karate classes with him in the 1980’s.
In the course of the interview, Gonzalez stated “the car dealers just did not like Billings over business dealings and money issues.”
He went on to say, “that Cab Tice came to him and indicated that the group wanted Billings ‘whacked’, but he (Pat) refused the job.”
According to Chavers’ report: “When I asked him to name the car dealers again, Patrick responded that he wasn’t at the meeting, but had heard from Cab Tice that a Mr. Mantis, a Jerry Wood (who might be Mantis), a Phillips and a few others. Patrick also stated most of these men had nicknames and he wasn’t sure about their real names.”
Gonzalez also “clearly indicated that there were some MS13 ties to the Billings situation.”
This report matches much of what my sources had told me. Gonzalez doesn’t confess but he mentions a possible contract hit, the involvement of Cab Tice and the Mexican organized crime.
Read Gonzalez report