FLORIDA’S JUDICIAL NIGHTMARE (TALLAHASSEE)

Published July 26, 2014 by MAUL10

Nightmare

Tallahassee, FL—-Between December 2011 and October 2012, DeShon Thomas’ mother contacted Governor Rick Scott’s Office begging for him to assign a Special Prosecutor to her son’s double murder case in Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit Court (Leon County–Tallahassee). Governor Scott refused to do so.

During the mid-morning hours, on January 27, 2011, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the double murder of a sister and brother, just blocks away from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. The female victim was five months pregnant. Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey, and others with the Sheriff’s Command Staff and FDLE staff arrived at the scene. The victims family members were taken to the sheriff’s Office where they informed detectives of several recent life-threatening events surrounding their deceased family members. (NONE of the events involved DeShon (the female victim’s former boyfriend and possible father of her unborn baby.) The victims’ mother and 16-year-old brother underwent a Gun Shot Residue Kit, because they too had a history of disputes with their deceased family members.

Next, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office began focusing all of their attention on 17-year-old DeShon Thomas. At the time, DeShon was in his 3rd semester as a full-time freshman at Tallahassee Community College and had been working at Taco Bell for nearly a year. Instead of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office attempting to make contact with DeShon, who was a minor, or DeShon’s mother, a detective on the case had been instructed by Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, to prepare a Probable Cause Report for DeShon’s AT&T cell phone records and have AT&T GPS track DeShon via his cell phone. A Court Order was signed by Leon County Judge Ronald Flury. When Leon County detectives located DeShon, they did not approach him. They waited until he and three others entered into an SUV. Leon County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on the SUV. DeShon, who was a backseat passenger in the SUV, had learned about the murders earlier in the day. The girl driving the SUV and her boyfriend were friends of DeShon’s male cousin, who was also in the SUV. All of them were forced out of the SUV and were searched. The SUV was also searched. The traffic stop did not net DeShon being arrested. A deputy took photos of DeShon’s shoes. DeShon was allowed to leave with the others.

When Leon County Sheriff’s Office Lead Detective Melinda McBride and her team of detective had begun to concluded their investigation of DeShon Thomas–without sufficient probable cause to make an arrest, Detective Don Odham claimed to have received enough probable cause to have DeShon charged with the murders. Despite, Detective McBride stating in her report that Detective Odham was not being truthful in his report, on February 11, 2011, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, and 2nd District State Attorney Willie Meggs filed Detective Don Odham’s Summary of Offense and Probable Cause Affidavit for Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder with the 2nd Judicial Circuit Clerk of Courts. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, presented the affidavit prepared by Detective Don Odham to Leon County Judge Nina Ashenafi-Richardson. Judge Richardson approved the Probable Cause and issued an Arrest Warrant for DeShon Thomas.

By then, DeShon was already in the Leon County Adult Jail on cultivation of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges, was served with the arrest warrant for the double murders.

DeShon’s Case Process—

Second Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson and Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor Jack Campbell were assigned to DeShon’s case. DeShon was being represented by the Public Defender’s Office. DeShon entered Not Guilty on all charges. Three days after DeShon’s 1st Appearance, the Public Defender’s Office conflicted off of the case. The Public Defender’s Office informed DeShon that he would be represented by the Regional Counsel’s Office.

Within two weeks of DeShon’s being charged with the murders, Detective Don Odham replaced Detective Melinda McBride as Lead Detective on the double murder case.

As 17-year-old DeShon Thomas sat in the Leon County Jail for over a month, DeShon and DeShon’s mother repeatedly contacted the Leon County Clerk of Courts and the Regional Counsel’s Office in an attempt to get the name of DeShon’s court appointed legal counsel. To no avail. Neither the Clerk of Courts nor the Regional Counsel’s Office had any information. Meanwhile, DeShon’s mother had learned that DeShon was up against a father and son legal team. Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell whose office has jurisdiction over the double murder investigation was working directly with his son, Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor Jack Campbell who was handling the prosecution of the double murder case. DeShon’s mother knew that this kind of “Team”–this “Foundation”–could mean huge grounds for conspiracy and corruption all around. With DeShon’s mother, having moved her family to Tallahassee ten years earlier, having had worked for both a government consulting firm and a government agency, she truly believed that the father and son “Team” posed a HUGE conflict of interest. And when she was told that NO conflict of interest existed, she knew that conspiracy and corruption were inevitable.

A little over a month after DeShon had been in the Leon County Jail, he was charged with possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent. Two days later, on March 12, 2011, DeShon’s mother signed a Contract for Service to represent DeShon with Tallahassee Defense Attorney Gregory Cummings. At the time of signing the contract, Mr. Cummings promised to provide DeShon with a copy of the victims autopsy reports, to provide DeShon with a copy of DeShon’s AT&T cell phone records, and to obtain a sworn deposition of the one witness, 21-year-old Trentin Ross, whom Detective Don Odham claimed to have received incriminating statements about DeShon which led to Detective Don Odham to have DeShon charged with the murders.

Mr. Ross and DeShon worked together at Taco Bell. Mr. Ross rented a one-bedroom apartment within walking distance of the Taco Bell where they worked. Mr. Ross had allowed DeShon to sleep on his couch for the six weeks leading up to Mr. Ross and DeShon being arrested for cultivation of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. It was during a search warrant for firearms being executed by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at Mr. Ross’ apartment as to when detectives stated that they had located five pots of soil with marijuana stems sprouting from them in Mr. Ross’ bedroom closet. The execution of the search warrant happened on January 28, 2011, while DeShon and his mother were being held against their will at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office by Detective Don Odham. Initially, DeShon and his mother had voluntarily gone to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office to give a statement in regards to the double murders. But their responsible citizens action only brought forth racism, false imprisonment, and other Civil Rights violations by Detective Don Odham.

In December 2011, DeShon’s mother contacted Governor Rick Scott’s office voicing her concerns about DeShon’s case process, including the investigation, the father/son team, and questionable act by the judges who had granted orders and other documents.

After being on the case for sixteen months, and having received a payment amount of $29850 of the $50000 for attorney fee, Mr. Cummings had not provided nor discussed with DeShon anything in relation to the victims autopsy reports, DeShon’s AT&T cell phone records nor had there been any contact between Mr. Trentin Ross and Mr. Cummings. Mr. Cummings told DeShon that the only evidence against him was that of Mr. Ross. State Prosecutor Jack Campbell had filed about five Motions for Continuance–which Circuit Judge James Hankinson granted. Mr. Cummings never disputed the continuances.

In late July 2012, DeShon’s mother  filed a complaint against Mr. Cummings with The Florida Bar for several reasons outlining unethical practice. Following the complaint, Mr. Cummings was fired by DeShon and DeShon’s mother. On August 16, 2012, Mr. Cummings filed a Motion to Withdraw from DeShon’s case. Also, on August 16, 2012, Circuit Judge Hankinson approved the a Summary of Offense and Probable Cause Affidavit for Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder prepared by 2nd Circuit State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin. On August 16, 2012, following the approval, Circuit Judge Hankinson also issued an Arrest Warrant charging DeShon, who was now 19-years-old and still in the Leon County Jail awaiting trial, with Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder with the target being Trentin Ross. So now all of these events happened in the same day–recap–August 16, 2012, Mr. Cummings filed his Motion to Withdraw, State Attorney Jason Newlin provides Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson with a Summary of Offense for Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder , obtains an Arrest Warrant from Circuit Judge Hankinson charging DeShon with Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder. The Summary of Offense and Probable Cause Affidavit for Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder was filed with the Clerk of Courts on August 17, 2012. DeShon was then put in solitary confinement where he could not make any calls or have visitors. DeShon remained in solitary confinement.

Once Judge Hankinson granted Mr. Cummings’ Motion to Withdraw, DeShon’s case was assigned back to the Public Defender’s Office. The Public Defender’s Office immediately filed a Motion to Withdraw. Next, DeShon’s case was assigned back to the Regional Counsel’s Office. This time DeShon knew the name of his Regional Counsel–Samuel Olmstead. DeShon’s mother mailed Mr. Olmstead a letter informing him that she would like to pay for a private investigator to assist him on the case. Mr. Olmstead never responded.

Meanwhile, DeShon’s mother began to look into DeShon’s file at the Leon County Clerk of Courts.

DeShon’s court records showed that Mr. Cummings had filed nothing to show that DeShon had a legal defense. At most, Mr. Cummings had mainly filed a Motion for Discovery. Nothing to have DeShon’s cell phone records Unsealed, nothing to make the victims autopsy reports public record, no depositions of law enforcement or any subpoenas being issued–nothing. Nothing to show that Mr. Cummings, who has over 30 years in Criminal Defense, was acting in the best interest for DeShon. No hearings had ever been held to dispute the prosecution, no hearing were scheduled–absolutely nothing building a defense. DeShon’s mother believed that only a role in a conspiracy would cause an experienced attorney to be incompetent.

A Mother’s Intuition—-Conspiracy, Corruption, LIES, LIES, LIES and More LIES

DeShon’s mother learned that when the Public Defender’s Office had conflicted off of DeShon’s case in February 2011, Circuit Judge Hankinson had in fact appointed Regional Counsel. Regional Counsel assigned was Samuel Olmstead. However, the Motion to Appoint Counsel was not filed with the Clerk of Courts. Neither was Mr. Samuel Olmstead’s name ever put on DeShon’s Case Process Docket which is maintained by Circuit Judge Hankinson . Further, on March 7, 2011, Regional Counsel Samuel Olmstead filed a Motion to Withdraw from DeShon’s case, at which time Circuit Judge Hankinson had appointed Conflict-Free Counsel. Conflict-Free Counsel was Baya Harrison. Both of these case events happened outside of DeShon’s presence–and DeShon was not aware of these events. Circuit Judge Hankinson violated several of DeShon’s Constitutional Rights, as well as concealing court documents from the the clerk of courts to obstruct, delay and prevent DeShon, DeShon’s mother and the public from contacting DeShon’s legal counsel. In addition, causing DeShon’s mother, so much stress, that she used all of her savings to enter into a Contract for Service with Mr. Cummings. DeShon’s mother, who was on a fixed income, depleted her savings and checking account, only to enter into a scheme headed up by those within the Second Judicial Circuit.

In Mr. Cummings response to DeShon’s mother’s complaint filed with The Florida Bar, Mr. Cummings states his high level of respect for Circuit Judge Hankinson. Mr. Cummings’ level of respect for Circuit Judge Hankinson was none existent during the nearly two weeks it took for Mr. Cummings to get DeShon’s mother to hire him. Prior to Mr. Cummings being hired to represent DeShon, Mr. Cummings had been in communication with State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and Circuit Judge Hankinson. Mr. Cummings stated to DeShon’s mother that Circuit Judge Hankinson was “incompetent” and “did not have DeShon’s best interest at hand for not having assigned an attorney to DeShon’s case”. Mr. Cummings aggressively solicited DeShon’s mother–by voicing his belief that DeShon was innocent. However, DeShon’s mother and DeShon repeatedly told Mr. Cummings that they were waiting to speak with DeShon’s court appointed attorney before they would decide on rather or not to hire a private attorney. Mr. Cummings never let up. When Mr. Cummings met with DeShon’s mother and then DeShon to sign the Contract for Service,  Mr. Cummings knew the names of the attorneys that had been assigned to DeShon’s case, but never told DeShon or DeShon’s mother of anything in regards.

DeShon’s mother believes that a role in a conspiracy would cause an experienced Circuit Judge to withhold Motions appointing counsel from a juvenile defendant., Motions that the judge, himself signed.

DeShon’s mother mailed Governor Scott begging for a Special Prosecutor to be assigned to DeShon’s case. To no avail.

UnBelievable—-

Regional Counsel Mr. Samuel Olmstead met with DeShon once in the five months on his case and did not file many court documents, mainly a Motion for Discovery and Continuance. In late January 2013, after being in the Leon County Jail for over 2 years, DeShon filed Pro Se–to represent himself. On February 19, 2013, during DeShon’s hearing addressing his Pro Se filing, Regional Counsel Samuel Olmstead did not appear. Instead, another attorney from the Regional Counsel’s Office appeared. Regional Counsel explained that Mr. Olmstead was resigning from their office and another attorney from their office would be assigned to DeShon’s case. DeShon, who was 19-years-old, had no knowledge of case process. DeShon’s Pre-trial was set for the following month (March). DeShon believed that he could still go to trial in March with a new attorney from the Regional Counsel’s office–not realizing that a new attorney would not be prepared–and would more than likely file a Motion for Continuance. DeShon withdrew his Pro Se filing, hoping to receive a competent attorney from the Regional Counsel’s Office, one that would represent the laws as they are written.

To both DeShon and his mother’s surprise, without ever meeting with DeShon, on March 17, 2013, the new attorney from the Regional Counsel’s Office, Mr. Daren Shippy, did not file a Motion for Continuance. Instead, Regional Counsel Daren Shippy filed a Motion to Withdraw from DeShon’s case. Regional Counsel Daren Shippy was the fourth court appointed attorney assigned to DeShon’s case. Circuit Judge Hankinson denied Regional Counsel Daren Shippy’s Motion to Withdraw. During Regional Counsel Daren Shippy and DeShon’s first meeting, Regional Counsel Daren Shippy told DeShon that nothing had been done on his case. Regional Counsel Daren Shippy’s statement about nothing having been done, inadvertently supported DeShon’s mother’s complaint with The Florida Bar. Regional Counsel Daren Shippy’s statement was very upsetting to DeShon. DeShon had been in the Leon County Jail since he was 17-years-old. Plucked out of society–for what? DeShon was aware of the financial strain that his mother had endured to pay Mr. Cummings $29850. All DeShon and DeShon’s mother wanted was a fair and just trial. And now–over two years–five attorneys later–hearing that nothing had been done…

In another letter to Governor Scott, DeShon’s mother again begged for a Special Prosecutor to be assigned to DeShon’s case. To no avail. DeShon’s mother also informed Governor Scott about Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson having violated several of DeShon’s Constitutional Rights over the years of overseeing his case.

In June 2013, at DeShon’s next hearing, Circuit Judge Hankinson was not present. DeShon’s case had been assigned to a new judge, 2nd Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford. Circuit Judge Fulford, Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor Jack Campbell and Regional Counsel Daren Shippy were set to go to trial in four months–October 2013.

Over the next four months, Regional Counsel Daren Shippy would file documents on DeShon’s behalf, but would ignore DeShon’s mother’s offer to pay for a private investigator to assist him on the case. No investigator helped on the case. Regional Counsel Daren Shippy filed a subpoena with a fictitious name of a former Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy. DeShon’s mother was floored. The deputy who may have resigned after having a falling out with Sheriff Campbell, would have been favorable in DeShon’s defense. The subpoena was accepted by the Sheriff’s Office. Unfortunately, DeShon’s mother could only inform her son of the deception by his own attorney through mailed letters. Regional Counsel Daren Shippy would also refuse to provide DeShon with the victims autopsy reports, file documents to make the victims autopsy reports public record and have DeShon’s AT&T cell phone records Unsealed. Regional Counsel Daren Shippy would not make contact with the one witness, Mr. Trentin Ross. Neither would Regional Counsel Daren Shippy ask the court to impeach State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin, after State Prosecutor Jack Campbell incriminated himself in the Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder plot targeting Mr. Ross during an Evidentiary Hearing. State Prosecutor Jack Campbell admitted that he’d sent State Attorney Investigator to make contact with Leon County Jail inmate, turned State Prosecutor witness, turned “Hit Man”. Which is not what was stated in the Probable Cause Report that got DeShon charged with Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder. There were other instances where Regional Counsel Daren Shippy could have impeached witnesses, including Leon County Sheriff’s Deputies/detectives, but chose not to do so.

Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham, the detective who drafted the Summary of Offense and Probable Cause Affidavit for Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder charging DeShon with the murders–and then replacing Lead Detective Melinda McBride–turns out–Detective Don Odham, was not a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective at all. Instead, Don Odham was a close, personal, wealthy friend of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and his son, Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor Jack Campbell. The Campbell’s, along with 2nd Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs knowingly filed court documents with false information on them. The Campbell’s along with 2nd Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs identified Don Odham as a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective, when in fact, Don Odham was a Reserve Deputy–a volunteer, who lacked the the skills and the credentials to be a detective. It is noted in the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Discovery Report, that Don Odham, who is referred to as “Detective” Odham, processed the crime scene of the double homicide, having found the cell phone of the female victim–in her bedroom. “Detective” Odham entered the cell phone into evidence at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. According to the manual for Florida Sheriff Reserve Deputies, it is the responsibility of Reserve Deputies to augment law enforcement officers. A Reserve Deputy cannot act as a detective or participate in processing a crime scene. It is not for a Reserve Deputy to replace a Lead Detective and her team of experienced detectives and other full-time certified deputies on a double homicide case.

Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, FDLE Commissioner Gerald Baily, and a few of Sheriff Campbell’s Command Staff were present at the crime scene. FDLE staff was also present at the crime scene. The District Two Medical Examiner’s Office was not present at the crime scene.

Shortly after DeShon had been charged with the murders, it was stated that Don Odham had been paying Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and the Sheriff’s Command Staff to allow him (Odham) to act as a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective. Don Odham and his wife, who is employed with BB&T Bank, contributed money to Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell’s re-election campaign in May 2011. In August 2011, Don Odham was involved in a criminal act in the State of Alabama. Soon thereafter, Don Odham was no longer with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

In a hearing a week before DeShon’s October 2013 trial, Nancy Daniels with the Public Defender’s Office, filed a Motion to Withdraw from the defendant/witness for State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s case. The defendant, 30-year-old Dawaun Williams, who was a two time bank robber, had been used by State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin to get DeShon charged with Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder. Dawaun Williams, was released from the Leon County Jail the same day that he agreed to help “them” (State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and Investigator Jason Newlin) back in late June 2012.

In late June 2012, was when Mr. Cummings first heard that DeShon’s mother was seeking an attorney to replace him. (See Mr. Cummings Motion to Withdraw)

In late June 2012, after Dawaun Williams was released from the Leon County Jail,the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorneys Office provided Mr. Williams with money. Leon County Sheriff Deputy Ronald OBrien smuggled contraband from Mr. Williams into the Leon County Jail so that the Corrections Officer on patrol would pass it on to DeShon unaware that it was contraband and had not been processed/ screened by jail staff. All of this was a part of the plot planned out by State Prosecutor Jack Campbell. A plan that he may have not been able to execute had his dad not been the sheriff over the jailhouse. Deputy O’Brien and other deputies who were willing to assist Sheriff Campbell and his son received job promotions.

Seven months after Dawaun Williams was released from the Leon County Jail in order to assist State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and “Team”, in January 2013, Mr. Williams was arrested in another county for Armed Home Invasion Robbery, Kidnapping, and a long list of other charges. Back in August 2012, when it was announced by State Attorney Willie Meggs that DeShon had solicited Mr. Williams to be a “Hit Man”, State Attorney Willie Meggs had stated that Mr. Williams was arrested–which was a LIE. State Attorney Willie Meggs had deceived the Public and Mr. Williams’ former victims, those bank employees, into thinking that Mr. Williams, a violent ex-felon, was in the Leon County Jail and that the community was safe. When the truth of the matter was that Willie Meggs’ office, along with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, had been financially supporting Mr. Williams. And the community was not safe.

When Mr. Williams was arrested in the other county, he was then brought over to Leon County for violations. Public Defender Nancy Daniels was representing him. Public Defender Nancy Daniels had been assigned to Mr. Williams’ case for over eight months, when she abruptly withdrew from Mr. Williams’ case. This happened a week before Mr. Williams was to testify in DeShon’s case. Public Defender Nancy Daniels filed a Motion to Withdraw. Normal process would have sent Mr. Williams case to the Regional Counsel’s Office, but since DeShon’s case was already being handled by their office, Regional Counsel Daren Shippy filed a Motion to Withdraw. As this was being discussed in open court, State Prosecutor Jack Campbell told Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford who he’d selected over the weekend to represent Mr. Williams. Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford was also assigned to Mr. Dawaun Williams’ criminal cases. Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford acknowledged that she couldn’t “just pick” an attorney to represent Mr. Williams. Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford did not want to decide on anything outside of Mr. Williams’ presence. State Prosecutor Jack Campbell pulled out his cell phone and called the attorney that he’d spoken with over the weekend and instructed him to come to the courtroom. Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford did exactly what State Prosecutor Jack Campbell had instructed her to do. Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford appointed State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s selection and told how the State could get him paid, despite the attorney selected not being registered to represent cases such as Mr. Williams. Which proved exactly how State Prosecutor Jack Campbell had been running the courtroom and the court process all along. (Click here to watch video) State Prosecutor Jack Campbell went even further to say that he had done the same in other cases with other judges. State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s statement seemed to exhaust Regional Counsel Daren Shippy and Public Defender Nancy Daniels–a clear sign that they knew that when it comes to State Prosecutor Jack Campbell, they were defeated in the courtroom–regardless to whatever fight that they had for their defendant.

In October 2013, DeShon went on trial for Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder. District Two Medical Examiner Associate, Dr. Anthony Clark, committed perjury. Regional Counsel Daren Shippy went along as he’d done all the while. Regional Counsel Daren Shippy did not call any expert witnesses to discredit the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s witness list consisted of mostly those deputies who worked for his dad. Some of those deputies committed perjury, while others–whose questions past their name and place of employment were very limited–possibly three or less questions regarding the double murder investigation did not commit perjury.

For instance, Lead Detective Melinda McBride and her team of detectives and deputies, including Lieutenant Tim Baxter, had spent at least 10 days investigating DeShon, including questioning Trentin Ross, before concluding their investigation without sufficient probable cause to charge DeShon with the murders. During DeShon’s murder trial, former Lead Detective Melinda McBride was called by State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and shown Mr. Trentin Ross’ cell phone–and then asked if she’d collected the cell phone from Mr. Ross. She answered, yes. State Prosecutor Jack Campbell stated, “No further questions.” And Regional Counsel Daren Shippy usually had nothing of true relevance to ask of most of the deputies–more like walking on egg shells.

The two “key witnesses” for State Prosecutor Jack Campbell against DeShon, admitted to giving their testimony in hopes that they would get relief on their pending criminal cases. While these two “key witnesses” identities were protected by reporter Julie Montanaro with WCTV News, a female college student who testified favorably for DeShon, Regional Counsel Daren Shippy’s witness, was exploited by WCTV News. Not only did Julie Montanaro state her name, but WCTV also stated most of the young female college student’s testimony–which included an eyewitness account of having seen the male victim allow a suspicious male into their home about three hours before all outgoing cell phone activity ceased from the female victim’s cell phone. The physical description of the suspicious male did not fit DeShon. DeShon was twenty miles away at work during the time of the eyewitness account. DeShon’ did not have a car and did not go over to the victims residence at all.

At the conclusion of DeShon’s five day trial, it was announced that DeShon was found guilty for the Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder. DeShon’s mother was not surprised by the verdict. DeShon’s entire court process was a circus! Any time a State Prosecutor Seals a teenage defendant’s cell phone records, doesn’t release the victims autopsy reports, and conceals a key witness and plot and scheme with witnesses, and tell Circuit Judges how to proceed with court cases, etc. what other outcome should one expect.

Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, his son Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor Jack Campbell, 2nd District State Attorney Willie Meggs, Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson, Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, Public Defender Nancy Daniels, Tallahassee Criminal Defense Attorney Gregory Cummings, and Regional Counsel Daren Shippy are a part of Florida’s Judicial Nightmare! They are E-V-I-L   EVIL!

They have sent an INNOCENT teen to state prison and has allowed a COLD-BLOODED MURDERER TO REMAIN FREE. They have scared several college students. Because they are afraid to come forward in other cases as witnesses–afraid that they too may be exploited on the witness stand and by Julie Montanaro on WCTV.

 

 

Is The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Ignoring Florida Surgeon General, John Armstrong’s Office Regarding District Two Medical Examiner Associate Dr. Anthony Clark’s Perjured Testimony in a Tallahassee Double Murder case?

Published June 12, 2014 by MAUL10

Tallahassee, FL— Is it possible that FDLE Commissioner, Gerald Bailey may have been present at the double murder scene on Tallahassee’s southwest side on January 27, 2011? If so, is that why FDLE has dismissed the complaint filed against Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell for ‘Breach of Public Trust’? According to a photo posted on WCTV’s website—there is a picture that shows Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell along with two others standing in the driveway at the double homicide crime scene. As Sheriff Campbell, who is not dressed in official uniform, stares directly into the photo lens, there is an unknown man in a law enforcement uniform standing to his left—and standing to Sheriff Campbell’s right—is a man who appears to be FDLE Commissioner Bailey (hmm). Okay, just a short distance away, standing in the background of Sheriff Campbell is “Detective” Don Odham. As reported on the Entry Control Log (Crime Scene Log-In Sheet), no one from the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office ever arrived at the crime scene.

During DeShon Thomas’ trial, Dr. Clark testified that he used the crime scene photos to assist with his preparation of the victims’ autopsy reports. While there may be many who will state that a victim’s exact time of death is unable to be determined, the testimony that Dr. Clark gave at trial completely contradicted what he’d noted on his reports at the time of the victims’ autopsies. Furthermore, Dr. Clark’s own testimony proved that there was no way possible that DeShon could’ve murdered the victims.

DeShon Thomas was 17-years-old when he was charged with the cold-blooded double murder of 20-year-old Laqecia Herring and her 17-year-old brother Sterling Conner Jr. Despite an eyewitness statement given to Leon County Sheriff’s Deputies about seeing a black male acting suspicious being let into the victims’ residence the night of January 26, 2011, Leon County Sheriff’s detectives proceeded with their investigation as to DeShon being the murderer. According to reports, all outgoing cell phone activity from that of the female victim, completely stopped within a couple of hours of the eyewitness’s sighting of the male being let into the residence. Leon County Sheriff’s Office theory is that since the last text message (though vague in form) was sent to DeShon’s cell phone, then DeShon was the murderer. DeShon, a full-time freshman at Tallahassee Community College, was busy at work when he received the text message from Ms. Herring’s cell phone—therefore, DeShon did not respond to the text message—at all.

Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives, along with DeShon’s disgruntle ex-coworker/roommate, 21-year-old Trentin Ross (apparently DeShon had slept with Mr. Ross’ girlfriend), conspired together and  placed DeShon at the crime scene—committing the murders—nearly five hours after the last text message was sent from Ms. Herring’s cell phone to DeShon. According to reports, the victims’ mother last saw her daughter (Ms. Herring) alive at their residence on January 26, 2011 around 10:30 p.m. when the three of them (including Ms. Herring’s toddler daughter) arrived home after being away for most of the day. However, she (the victims’ mother) did not see her son Sterling Conner Jr. at the residence. And her two other teenage children were left at the home of a friend’s—in which the victims’ mother returned to that home to spend the night. When the victims’ mother, brother and the friend of the mother’s returned home (to the victims residence) the morning of January 27, 2011 around 10:00 a.m., they found the Ms. Herring and Sterling deceased (Ms. Herring’s daughter was unharmed).

Dr. Clark’s autopsy reports of the victims and his testimony does not coincide with the scientific process of Rigor Mortis. Dr. Clark, who claims to be M.I.T educated, chose to deliberately testify favorable to State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s position to convict DeShon—versus what he (Dr. Clark) had noted at autopsy.

DeShon had five attorneys (one private and four court-appointed) at different times over the nearly 3 years that it took for DeShon to go to trial. None of DeShon’s attorneys would provide DeShon with a copy of the victims’ autopsy reports. State Prosecutor Jack Campbell refused to allow the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office to make the victims’ autopsy reports ‘Public’ record. DeShon was tried and convicted without being provided with all of the evidence against him—evidence that DeShon had repeatedly requested—evidence that could’ve exonerated him. DeShon’s mother had offered to pay for a private investigator to assist on DeShon’s case—none of DeShon’s attorneys responded to her offer.

Most of the evidence presented at trial was favorable to State Prosecutor Jack Campbell to convict DeShon. None of the evidence was disputed by anyone outside—such as an independent expert witness (in which DeShon’s mother offered to provide). In a presentation to show how DeShon may have murdered two people in the same room—without any type or sign of a struggle from the victims, Leon County Sheriff Crime Scene Detective Fred Smelt showed the jury that DeShon’s actions was that of “quick succession”. In which Dr. Clark supported Detective’s Smelt’s testimony. The problem with Detective Smelt’s testimony (in which the presentation is also on WCTV’s website), is that the projections in which he (Det. Smelt) demonstrates, does not align with the point of entry wounds that Dr. Clark reported on the victims autopsy reports or Dr. Clark’s testimony.

In February 2014, an FDLE crime laboratory chemist working in the Pensacola, Florida office was arrested for a number of charges—including tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. In a report, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey is quoted as calling the chemist’s actions, “disgraceful”. In the same report, Commissioner Bailey goes on to state he (Bailey), “Is working with State Attorney Offices statewide to ensure he (the chemist) is held accountable for his actions.” The same report discusses that the chemist worked nearly 2,600 cases for 80 law enforcement agencies spanning over 35 counties and 12 judicial circuits.

While DeShon Thomas’ case was being played out in Leon County, the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office is responsible for thousands of autopsies across north Florida—which consists of more than six counties. If the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office is allowing Second Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs (State Prosecutor Jack Campbell) to deliberately violate Public Record laws by not releasing the victims’ autopsy reports for the sole purpose to help ensure State Attorneys gain convictions, then what other wrongdoings have the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office been conducting? And—is FDLE simply ignoring Florida Surgeon General’s Office to protect Dr. Anthony Clark?

Dr. Anthony Clark testified that he is also licensed with the State of Georgia and has testified in over 200 cases. (Dr. Clark appeared to be quite comfortable during his testimony. So much so—that it would be hard to believe that DeShon’s case is the only case in which he committed Perjury.)

 

 

 

 

United States Senator Bill Nelson Contacts the Department of Justice …Tallahassee, Florida Judicial Process (Leon County—Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit)

Published June 5, 2014 by MAUL10

The Honorable United States Senator Bill Nelson [D-FL] continues to show that he’s willing to fight for the Integrity of All Floridians! In the case State of Florida vs. DeShon Rashard Thomas, court officials coupled with law enforcement authorities violated seventeen-year-old DeShon’s U.S. Constitutional Rights in order to see his (DeShon’s) conviction. After regulating agencies such as The Florida Bar, the Judicial Qualifications Commission, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Department of Health—who all seem to have avoided complaints filed or have not taken the seriousness of the complaints, Senator Nelson, a lawyer and retired NASA Astronaut, contacted the Department of Justice on behalf of DeShon and his family.

DeShon, who was seventeen-years-old when he was charged with the January 27, 2011 double murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend 20-year-old Laqecia Herring and her 17-year-old brother Sterling Conner Jr. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office immediately focused all of their resources on DeShon, who was a freshman at Tallahassee Community College and was very close to celebrating his one year anniversary as an employee at Taco Bell—where he’d worked an average of 35 hours or more per week.

In DeShon’s case, DeShon had five attorneys (one private and four court-appointed). DeShon’s mother offered to pay for a private investigator to assist on DeShon’s case—none of the attorneys took heed to her offer. DeShon being found guilty is inevitable when there are no expert or creditable witnesses to discredit the State’s case. State Prosecutor Jack Campbell refused to allow the 2nd District Medical Examiner’s Office to make ‘Public’ the victims’ autopsy reports—while DeShon’s attorneys refused to provide him (DeShon) with vital information about the victims’ autopsy reports.

State Prosecutor Jack Campbell is the son of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell—who has jurisdiction over the murders. Both father and son—along with 2nd Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs lied to Leon County Judge Nina Ashenafi-Richardson in order to have DeShon charged with the murders—yet, no regulating agency wants to hold them accountable for their LIES.

Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson, Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, Circuit Judge Charles Dodson and Leon County Judge Robert Wheeler—all used the Leon County Courthouse to play out shenanigans—leading to DeShon’s conviction.

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is the second U.S. Senator to call on the Department of Justice in regards to corruption within Florida’s 2nd Judicial Circuit judicial process. Noted on Senator Nelson’s website, Senator Nelson recalls looking back at our planet from the window of the shuttle and not seeing any political, religious or racial divides. “From that perspective, you can see that were all in this together,” he says. “If we could just remember that, we’d sure get a lot more done.”

Injustice—Is Not Justice!

(Side Note: According to reports, in the Leon County case of Dr. Mark Hash and his son 17-year-old son Alec Hash, it has been stated that U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss [R-GA] and Congressman Steve Southerland [R-FL] have contacted the Department of Justice.)

 

Is The Florida Bar A Racist Organization? Do They Discriminate Against Their Black Members? Do They Discriminate Against Black Clients Who File Complaints Against White Lawyers? Is There A Certain “Classification” of Lawyers Who Are Immune From Disciplinary Actions Being Brought Against Them? Or Is The Florida Bar Just An Extension of Tallahassee’s ‘Good Ol’ Boy’ Network?

Published May 14, 2014 by MAUL10

Tallahassee, FL—According to floridabar.org, The Florida Bar is located in Tallahassee, Florida (Leon County). The Florida Bar is an organization of all lawyers who are licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida to practice law in the state. In lawyer desiring to practice law in Florida must be a member of the Florida Bar. Although The Florida Bar has many responsibilities, its core functions are to prosecute unethical lawyers through the Attorney Discipline System, as well as administer a client protection fund to cover certain financial losses a client might suffer due to misappropriation by a lawyer.

Recently, a staff reporter with The Tallahassee Democrat reported that longtime Tallahassee Attorney Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Hobbs (Black male) received a 30 day suspension imposed by the Florida Supreme Court for not responding and diligently representing his clients—among other offenses. The article quotes, “Hobbs failed to diligently represent clients after he was retained. He failed to communicate with clients and he made misrepresentations to clients, the Florida Bar and the Grievance Committee.”

According to a formal complaint document leading to Mr. Hobbs Disciplinary Actions, the Florida Bar forwarded an inquiry/complaint to Mr. Hobbs on September 12, 2012. This inquiry/complaint came about by way of Keith Biggins who’d hired Mr. Hobbs on January 4, 2011 to represent him “in Federal Court, to file a motion for a new trial and to interview people for new evidence and possible jury tampering.” The defendant (Keith Biggins) paid $5000 toward a $10,000 total fee.

In July 2012 Carissa Chambers (Black female)(DeShon Thomas’ mother) filed an inquiry/complaint along with supporting documents with The Florida Bar against longtime Tallahassee Attorney Gregory Cummings (White male) after she’d paid Mr. Cummings $29,850 of a $50,000 total fee. Mr. Cummings, who aggressively solicited Ms. Chambers into hiring him, had not done anything in accordance to what he’d promised he would do in order to build a legal defense for DeShon Thomas. DeShon Thomas, who is Black, was a 17-year-old freshman at Tallahassee Community College and part-time employee at Taco Bell when he was charged with the January 27, 2011 double murder of his 20-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend (Laqecia Herring) and her 17-year-old brother (Sterling Conner Jr.). The victims were found in their mother’s southeast Tallahassee townhome in Leon County. Ms. Herring’s toddler daughter was also in the home—she was unharmed.

The Summary of Offense and Probable Cause for Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder was prepared by Leon County Sheriff’s Detective Don Odham. In the Probable Cause Report Detective Don Odham did not outline any undisputable physical evidence against DeShon. As one private attorney to whom DeShon’s mother spoke with stated, “This Probable Cause Report has more holes than Swiss cheese.”

While DeShon Thomas had been appointed a Public Defender, a few days after DeShon had been charged with the murders, the Office of the Public Defender called DeShon’s mother to inform her that they would no longer be representing DeShon due to a conflict of interest. The Office of the Public Defender informed DeShon’s mother that DeShon will be represented by the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel. After providing DeShon’s mother with the phone number to the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, DeShon’s mother was informed that she could also keep in contact with the Leon County Clerk of Courts for updates on DeShon’s case.

For nearly a month DeShon sat in the Leon County Jail without an attorney or having gone before a judge. Meanwhile, DeShon and DeShon’s mother was constantly calling the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel’s Office as well as the Leon County Clerk of Courts seeking to learn the name of DeShon’s Regional Counsel. Each and every phone call yielded the same answer, “No one has been assigned to DeShon’s case.” Hoping to get a name—DeShon’s mother also went down to the Leon County Clerk of Courts two sometime three times a week seeking the name of DeShon’s court appointed attorney—to no avail. It was also during this time when DeShon’s mother was introduced to Mr. Cummings. DeShon’s mother told Mr. Cummings that she’d already spoken with attorneys Tor Friedman and Alex Morris but was not going to hire an attorney without speaking with DeShon’s court appointed attorney first. Mr. Cummings was quick to discredit two attorneys—stating that they were incapable of providing an adequate defense for DeShon. DeShon’s mother was not inclined to hire Mr. Cummings. Little did DeShon’s mother know that she and DeShon were on a racist freight train traveling full speed ahead from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office into the Leon County Courthouse—with all ‘Tallahassee Good Ol’ Boys’ on board.

While Mr. Cummings would not leave DeShon’s mother alone—going as far as to calling her on March 10, 2011 the day after DeShon was Indicted for the double murders and telling her that Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson was incompetent for not having assigned DeShon Regional Counsel—stating, “Clearly the judge does not have your son’s best interest at hand.” It was during that phone call when DeShon’s mother—who was under duress—had agreed to hire Mr. Cummings. DeShon had been in the Leon County Jail for over a month without speaking with anyone—no attorney—no judge. DeShon was 17-years-old and had not committed the murders—DeShon is Innocent! DeShon depended on Judge James C. Hankinson to assign him legal representation in a timely manner. When Judge James C. Hankinson failed to do so, DeShon depended on his mother’s limited finances and whatever her capability to get him a private competent defense attorney—her decision also failed. But her decision to hire Mr. Cummings also exposed a working injustice system within Leon County Courtrooms. In which Mr. Cummings would be fired by DeShon and his mother for his participation—unethical practice.

After sixteen months of Mr. Cummings supposedly representing DeShon, DeShon’s mother filed an inquiry/ complaint against Mr. Cummings for unethical practice and other violations of Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. For instance, according to Rule 4-7.18(b)(1)(D) Coercion, Duress, Fraud, Overreaching: a lawyer may not send Direct Mail or Direct Email that involves coercion, duress, fraud, overreaching, harassment, intimidation, or undue influence. (DeShon’s mother had previously told Mr. Cummings that she was not interested in retaining an attorney before speaking with DeShon’s court appointed attorney—therefore, Mr. Cummings should’ve allowed DeShon’s mother to contact him if she was interested in retaining him versus the numerous phone calls that Mr. Cummings placed to her.  On March 9,2011 DeShon was Indicted on the double murder charges and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent (a new charge). That same day, Mr. Cummings called DeShon’s mother insisting that she hire him. Mr. Cummings called Judge Hankinson an incompetent judge for not having appointed DeShon an attorney. At which time—DeShon’s mother agreed to hire Mr. Cummings.)

Also, on March 10, 2011 Mr. Cummings emailed DeShon’s mother a copy of a Contract for Service. According to Rule 4-7.18(b)(1)(E) a lawyer may not send direct mail or direct email if the lawyer “knows or reasonably should know that the physical, emotional or mental state of the person makes it unlikely that the person would exercise reasonably judgment in employing a lawyer.” (When DeShon’s mother noticed discrepancies in the charges listed on the Contract, she mentioned them to Mr. Cummings. Mr. Cummings told DeShon’s mother that the Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder charges against DeShon’s were inaccurate—Mr. Cummings stated that DeShon was to be charged with one Count of 2nd Degree Murder and one count of  1st Degree Murder—in which Mr. Cummings reflects those charges on his Contract for Service. When DeShon’s mother asked about the Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent charge that was not on the Contract—Mr. Cummings stated that since there had not been a firearm recovered connecting DeShon with the murders—there was no need to include the Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent on the Contract.)

In addition, Mr. Cummings continued to solicit DeShon’s mother despite Mr. Cummings knowledge of DeShon having been assigned a court appointed attorney. Mr. Cummings never disclosed the information regarding the court appointed attorney to neither DeShon nor DeShon’s mother. DeShon and DeShon’s mother signed a Contract for Service on March 12, 2011.

Over the next sixteen months, Mr. Cummings would only see DeShon 3 times—never building a legal defense for DeShon or developing a client/ attorney relationship with DeShon—a severe lack of communication. It would take DeShon’s mother to learn that Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson had intentionally withheld the names of DeShon’s court appointed attorneys—and withheld Motions that he signed with the attorneys names on them from the Leon County Clerk of Courts. DeShon’s mother also learned that while State Prosecutor Jack Campbell filed several motions for continuance for trial—Mr. Cummings never objected—and all were granted. Mr. Cummings was aware that 2nd Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs, Chief Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman, Assistant State Attorney Eric Crombley, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and his son State Prosecutor Jack Campbell had all lied in order to have DeShon charged with the murders—yet, Mr. Cummings did nothing to build a legal defense to protect DeShon.

In response to DeShon’s mother’s July 2012 complaint, Mr. Cummings does not explain or deny aggressively soliciting her to hire him. Instead, Mr. Cummings sounds more like a member of the prosecuting team than the defense counsel. Mr. Cummings never filed any motions for hearings or a defense witness list. Mr. Cummings never took depositions of any law enforcement officers or of the one key witness to whom Leon County Sheriff Detective Don Odham claimed to have given incriminating statements against DeShon. (DeShon’s mother also learned that Don Odham was not a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective as all court documents and law enforcement reports list Don Odham as Detective Odham. Don Odham was a Reserve Deputy—who close friendship (not work experience) with Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and his son State Prosecutor Jack Campbell allowed him the privilege to perform duties outside the scope of a Reserve Deputy. Don Odham was allowed to process the crime scene and was assigned the Lead Detective on the double homicide case. Mr. Cummings was fully aware that 17-year-old DeShon Thomas’ Constitutional Rights were being trampled on—yet, Mr. Cummings stood by collecting DeShon’s mother’s money—while doing absolutely nothing to respect the laws set forth by the Florida Supreme Court.

In December 2012 DeShon’s mother received a letter from The Florida Bar in response to her complaint—the letter stated that Mr. Cummings had not violated any of The Florida Bar Rules.

In March 2013 DeShon filed a complaint with The Florida Bar against Mr. Cummings. Mr. Cummings had failed to disclose information that could’ve exonerated DeShon. DeShon had repeatedly asked Mr. Cummings to provide him with a copy of his (DeShon’s) AT&T cell phone records and a copy of the victims’ autopsy reports—to no avail. DeShon alleged that Mr. Cummings “swindled” his way into representing him. Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson had been conducting court events regarding DeShon outside of DeShon’s presence. The Motions Appointing Counsel that Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson had withheld from the Leon County Clerk of Courts named Samuel Olmstead as DeShon’s Regional Counsel dated February 14, 2011. On March 7, 2011 Samuel Olmstead filed a Motion to Withdraw from DeShon’s case and Appoint a Conflict-Free Attorney. On March 9, 2011 Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson signed a Motion Appointing DeShon a Conflict-Free Attorney named Baya Harrison. Again, Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson withheld this Motion from the Leon County Clerk of Courts—therefore, the Leon County Clerk of Courts could not give DeShon or DeShon’s mother the name of DeShon’s court appointed attorney. Although DeShon’s mother had agreed to hire Mr. Cummings on March 10, 2011, DeShon’s mother continued to call the Leon County Clerk of Courts and the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel’s Office seeking the name of DeShon’s court appointed attorney. DeShon never knew of Mr. Samuel Olmstead or Mr. Baya Harrison.

In response to DeShon’s complaint filed with The Florida Bar, Mr. Cummings acknowledges not having disclosed to DeShon that Mr. Baya Harrison had been court appointed to represent him. (Again, Mr. Cummings knew that DeShon and his mother wanted to speak with DeShon’s court appointed attorney before deciding as to whether or not they would retain a private attorney—which DeShon and his mother concluded as to why Mr. Cummings failed to inform them about Mr. Baya Harrison.) Instead of The Florida Bar acknowledging DeShon’s valid complaint and recognizing Mr. Cummings violations—The Florida Bar never responded to Deshon’s rebuttal.

DeShon’s mother attempted to hire another private attorney but after reviewing DeShon’s Court Docket from the time of DeShon’s arrest in 2011 until August 2012– they all acknowledged that nothing had been done on DeShon’s case and either would not take the case or needed more money than DeShon’s mother could afford in legal fees. All of the attorneys stated that they had not encountered any severe lack of case work for a case of such magnitude involving a teenager or otherwise. (Please click on the link to review DeShon’s Court Docket) DeShon’s Court Docket 2 7 11 thru 10 3 12

While The Florida Bar has handed down punishment to Attorney Charles ‘Chuck’ Hobbs for failing his client’s best interest—why has The Florida Bar failed to appropriately hand down punishment to Attorney Gregory Cummings for failing his juvenile client’s best interest and throat cutting attorneys Samuel Olmstead and Baya Harrison by soliciting their client knowing that their client had no idea of their appointment to his case?

As DeShon’s mother found the possible reason for Mr. Cummings and others to perform unethically in regards to DeShon’s case may have been due to the fact that Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, who had jurisdiction over the double murder case and his son State Prosecutor Jack Campbell who was prosecuting the double murder case had LIED about evidence leading to DeShon being charged with the murders. DeShon’s case was plagued with corruption. DeShon’s mother is not the first person to be concerned about State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and his dad Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell having exclusive and shared interest in jailhouse inmates.

Below is a copy of a partial Back Story of Attorney Charles ‘Chuck’ Hobbs. In this article Attorney Hobbs expresses his concern for his client in which State Prosecutor Jack Campbell is prosecuting the case—in which Mr. Hobbs’ client is being held in the Leon County Jail—which is being run by State Prosecutor Jack Campbell’s dad—Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell.

http://www.wctv.tv

  •  WCTVLIVE: Defense for Tallahassee Killer of Four Motions to Suppress Evidence 7-23 5pm … Segura’s attorney now wants him moved from the Leon County Jail. … Segura’sattorney also claims his client was pepper sprayed for requesting … Hobbs also pointed out that Segura is being held in a jail run by the prosecutor’s father.

The 2nd Judicial Circuit consists of six counties. It is unclear as to why 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs allows Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell to prosecute criminal cases in which his dad—Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell has jurisdiction over. The majority of witnesses in DeShon Thomas’ case were Leon County Sheriff’s staff members. Instead of bringing an AT&T representative to explain DeShon’s cell phone tower activity and text messages activity, Leon County Sheriff Criminal Analyst Leslie Rabon presented her data—her spreadsheets and her MapQuest data—in which did not place DeShon at the crime scene as Don Odham had stated in the Probable Cause Report. (SN: Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson was removed off of DeShon’s case—six months before DeShon went to trial. DeShon went to trial with Regional Counsel from the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel’s Office (Daren Shippy) and another Circuit Court Judge (Jackie Fulford). Despite DeShon’s mother’s numerous pleas to Governor Rick Scott to appoint a special prosecutor to DeShon’s case—State Prosecutor Jack Campbell maintained the prosecutor on the case. Several Leon County Sheriff’s Deputies were put in compromising positions—some of the deputies lied to the jury while other deputies sat idle on the witness stand and allowed State Prosecutor Jack Campbell to lie to the jury.) Subsequently, it was announced that the jury found DeShon guilty.

DeShon had been in the Leon County Jail for nearly 3 years. Of those three years—DeShon had spent the last year in solitary confinement—where DeShon was unable to call home or have visitors. While it is believed that DeShon was placed in solitary confinement as punishment for firing Mr. Cummings—none of the court appointed attorneys assigned to DeShon’s case following Mr. Cummings attempted to ensure DeShon’s rights had not been violated. Despite knowing that State Prosecutor Jack Campbell launched a scheme to have DeShon charged with Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder—which is why DeShon was in solitary confinement.

Clearly, Mr. Cummings has the support of the 2nd Judicial Circuit for his failures to represent DeShon which violates the laws supported by the Florida Supreme Court.

Tallahassee, Florida Good Ol’ Boys Network: Dr. Anthony Jose Clark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Animal Research Graduate and…

Published April 30, 2014 by MAUL10

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, New Britain General Hospital, Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office and Florida District Two Medical Examiner’s Office.

Dr. Clark, an associate medical examiner with Florida District Two Medical Examiner’s Office, is licensed in both Florida and Georgia. Dr. Clark’s online resume shows that he “Specializes in Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology.” In the 2011 double murder case, State of Florida vs. DeShon Thomas, Dr. Clark, who performed the autopsies of both victims, clearly committed Perjury. Dr. Clark did not change his opinion—Dr. Clark committed Perjury. Dr. Clark did not give the facts off of his own autopsy reports.  On October 16, 2013 instead of being honest, Dr. Clark chose to assist State Prosecutor Jack Campbell, whose dad—Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell has jurisdiction over the double murder investigation—wrongfully convict 20-year-old DeShon Thomas. DeShon Thomas, a Black male, was a 17-year-old freshman college student when he was charged with the murders.

DeShon Thomas’ case was plagued with conspiracy and the corrupt minds of Tallahassee, Florida’s Good Ol’ Boy Network. State Attorney Willie Meggs, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and his son State Prosecutor Jack Campbell lied to Judge Nina Ashenafi-Richardson in order to have DeShon arrested for the murders. The trio recruited a friend/ volunteer (Reserve Deputy Don Odham) to Judge Nina Ashenafi-Richardson as a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective on the case when in fact, Don Odham was not a detective on the case—Don Odham is not a Certified law enforcement agency—he was not qualified to be a detective. The full-time Certified lead detective on the case and her team of full-time Certified detectives/ deputies had not found sufficient probable cause to charge DeShon with the murders and had began investigating other leads. Don Odham was merely a disgraceful wanna-be cop, whose longtime friends (The Campbell Family) wanted a quick arrest and he was willing to make it happen where the others would not. DeShon had five attorneys—including one paid local attorney by the name of Gregory Cummings. While Mr. Cumming received a total of $29850 from DeShon’s mother over sixteen months, Mr. Cummings refused to depose Dr. Anthony Jose Clark. Meanwhile, Second District State Attorney Willie Meggs and State Prosecutor Jack Campbell refused to allow the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office to make the victims’ autopsy reports Public Record. After Mr. Cummings was fired by DeShon and his mother for unethical practice, DeShon’s case defaulted back to the court to appoint legal representation. Both court appointed attorneys filed Motions to Withdraw—the second attorney, Daren Shippy’s motion was denied.

Mr. Shippy filed a Memorandum with the courts claiming to have deposed Dr. Anthony Clark. However, the memo stated that both victims were deceased within 24 hours of Dr. Anthony Clark coming in contact with the bodies. Mr. Shippy, who’d already filed a court documents with false information, also refused to file the necessary court documents to make the victims autopsy reports Public Record.

After Dr. Clark’s trial testimony, DeShon’s mother, who a year earlier had received a few pages of the victims’ autopsy reports in an email, filed a complaint with the State of Florida Department of Health located in Tallahassee, Florida for having committed Perjury. Like other government agencies located in Tallahassee, Florida where this Good Ol’Boy Network has a stronghold, within days the State of Florida Department of Health stated in a letter that Dr. Clark had not committed Perjury. But when DeShon’s mother contacted the Florida Surgeon General’s Office, she received an email stating that the complaint filed with the Department of Health was being forwarded to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement—which is also located in Tallahassee, Florida.

Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell is seventy-one-years-old with over 50 years of working with local law enforcement agencies including the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. State Attorney Willie Meggs has held the Office of State Attorney since the early 1980s. Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell’s son, Jack Campbell, has been working with State Attorney Willie Meggs for over 10 years. Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson, the judge assigned to DeShon’s case, violated several of DeShon’s U.S. Constitutional Rights—Judge Hankinson also worked for State Attorney Willie Meggs during his career before becoming a Circuit Court Judge. There is more than enough evidence to show that local attorneys and former law enforcement officers feared this Good Ol’ Boy Network. Anyone who opposed them would suffer consequences.

Dr. Clark testified that he’s provided hundreds of trial testimonies. While it is unclear of how many of those testimonies he provided in Tallahassee, what is very clear is that in the case of State of Florida vs. DeShon Thomas, Dr. Clark committed Perjury.

In another case, State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman, in Sanford, FL Dr. Shiping Bao, an associate medical examiner with Volusia County, gave testimony regarding the autopsy that he (Dr. Bao) performed on 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. It’s been reported that shortly after Dr. Bao’s testimony, he (Dr. Bao) was fired. It has also been reported that Dr. Bao is claiming that the State of Florida purposely threw the case to cover up George Zimmerman having murdered Trayvon Martin.

While the State of Florida was quick to fire Dr. Shipping Bao, according to healthgrades.com, Doctor Anthony Jose Clark has No Board Actions against him.

FLORIDA BLACK FOLKS—PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS—ESPECIALLY IN TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

Published April 29, 2014 by MAUL10

The NAACP is just one of many Black organizations that “sold-out” a long time ago. Money is screaming in folks ears these days!!!!

Back during the fight for Civil Rights, many Black celebrities, athletes, pastors and so forth left money on the table in order to make some White folks acknowledge their racism and somewhat level the economic and social playing field. Martin Luther King Jr. donated ALL of his Nobel Peace Prize money $54000 (a heck of a lot back then) to the Southern Baptist Christian Church. Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t have his own news show or radio show–yet, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X and others made more things happen than any of these celebrity Black folks who claim to be representing the Black community today.

Yeah, Donald Sterling ran his mouth too much. But the man had always been racist–that wasn’t new news. What’s sad is those Black folks whose calling for his head as well as those that are being silent—simply because guess what, they can’t begin to scream what they’ve financially contributed for the Black Community–especially not on the level that Donald Sterling has contributed. Los Angeles is the home of many Black athletes, Black celebrities, Black high profile pastors, etc. How did Donald Sterling out do all of them in the eyes of the NAACP? Donald Sterling was up for an NAACP Lifetime Award—how bizarre is that? Is that not almost as bizarre as Strom Thurmond having a half Black daughter?

There is no way that I support racism in any form or fashion. However, I do listen to what White folks like Donald Sterling have to say. And honestly, some of the White folks like Donald Sterling that I’ve met—who is racist but believe that if they throw money to the Black community then everything is alright—well, in most cases the only reason why they believe that racism is ok is because Black folks in position to “take care of their own kind” don’t do much of anything to make things better for Black folks. The Donald Sterling’s doing what they do for Black folks are out of both Pity and Power.

Think about it—so what Blacks hold political positions. A Black politician did not introduce the so-called ‘warning shot’ bill that amended Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground Law.’ The so-called ‘warning shot’ bill was sponsored by Senator Greg Evers, a Republican from Pensacola—a farmer/small businessman. Marissa Alexander will owe her freedom to a White man—a Republican/farmer/small businessman who attended Pensacola Junior College.

Now, don’t get me wrong—freedom is freedom—who cares who helps you get it—especially when the oppression was wrongfully brought about. And of course there’s no need to look over the person’s educational background when they’re making a wrong—right. However, a lot of Black politicians are highly educated. They hold degrees from four year state universities mostly in Political Science and Criminology. A lot of Black politicians have a long list of public service, affiliations, honors, awards, etc. Now, my question to you is—how do you really feel about Blacks representation of your community? Did you vote for them just because they are Black? Does their work and educational background fall in line with their job performance? I know for a fact that it’s a lot of White folks that feel sad about the way Blacks represent their communities or lack thereof. And that’s why most White folks do what they do in the Black communities—it’s mostly out of Pity and Power.

Black folks need to recognize that there’s more to holding political office than handing out backpacks containing scissors and crayons the Saturday before the start of the school year. There’s more to holding political office than providing turkey dinners for Thanksgiving to people who can buy their own turkey dinner with the foodstamps that they receive from the state. And there’s more to holding political office than giving out bikes at Christmas to people who already live in an overcrowded apartment. If Black folks—whether they be politician, celebrities or athletes—if Black folks really want to make this world a better place for everybody—especially themselves—then they need to partner with White folks and others to hold those accountable who wish to speak and act as if a person’s financial status (money) can oppress the Civil Rights of others. Many people died for a lot of us to have these Rights—not just Blacks. I was born in 1972—after the Civil Rights movement—however, I still grew up feeling discriminated against. But I know what I felt growing up doesn’t begin to compare to the pain that my 67-year-old Jewish friend felt growing up and having to deny that she is Jewish with her white skin color. So yeah, the Civil Rights Act is more than just Black folks.

Donald Sterling did not want his girlfriend posing with Black people or being affiliated with Black people—but if the L.A. Clippers were to win the NBA Championship—there’s no doubt that Donald Sterling would’ve smiled brightly—as he posed for photographers—ready to take limitless pictures with the entire L.A. Clippers team—which of course consists of—mostly Blacks.

Side Note: On October 18, 2013 after years of a case process plagued with corruption, my son was convicted on Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder. Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi refused to intervene despite the clear and concise unprecedented acts or inaction on my son’s case. (With Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and his son State Prosecutor Jack Campbell working together on criminal cases—the stench was so overwhelming that all four court appointed attorneys filed Motions to Withdraw. I’m sure that my son’s case wasn’t the first case of the father and son team.) Had State Prosecutor Jack Campbell had the evidence necessary to prove that my son murdered two of his friends when my son was 17-years-old, then the evidence could’ve been presented to a jury by a 1st year law school student—and the jury would’ve returned a guilty verdict. But State Prosecutor Jack Campbell didn’t have that. Instead State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell recruited LIARS—people who withheld evidence and committed Perjury. How many teenagers are convicted of such a heinous crime of the murder of a pregnant young woman and a teenage boy—with evidence being withheld? Evidence such as the victims’ autopsy reports. My son requested to have the victims’ autopsy reports made public record—to no avail. The reason for withholding the victims’ autopsy reports—my son was at work—my son had alibis. I paid Criminal Defense Attorney Gregory Cummings $29850 and he refused to provide my son, myself and the Public with the victims’ autopsy reports. Little did I know that Gregory Cummings (who hustled me into hiring him) was playing a part in the conspiracy being headed up by State Prosecutor Jack Campbell. The victims’ autopsy reports were NEVER provided to my son—nor were they made Public record.  HYPOCRITES!!! State Attorney Willie Meggs, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and his son State Prosecutor Jack Campbell got their conviction of a Black teenager but only because of their LIES and DECEPTION. Their actions should have all Florida politicians—regardless of race and party affiliation feeling disgraceful.

For those who say that I’m not doing my son any favors by blogging about the corruption of Florida government officials. I say to you—that’s the problem—folks view the outcomes of our Judicial System as a “favor”. I’m not looking for anyone to do my son or my family any favors—I’m only asking for folks to do their job. When I hired Mr. Cummings—I hired him to do his job—the job that he said to have over 30 years of experience. Yes, all attorneys win and lose cases—but not all attorneys withhold evidence that can exonerate their clients. When Mr. Cummings failed to ethically do his JOB—my son and I fired him. When my son’s case defaulted back to the court to be assigned a court-appointed attorney—not all court appointed attorneys file false documents to avoid their client of receiving a favorable not guilty verdict—and withhold evidence. My son was 17-years-old when he was charged. My son was 20-years-old when he was convicted. It took a whole slew of adults to make that happen—but only by their LIES. State Attorney Willie Meggs, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, his son State Prosecutor Jack Campbell, Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson, Gregory Cummings—they all LIED—they all stole my money—money from my family—my Black family.

 

Tallahassee Florida Leadership—Russians in East Ukraine: Black and Jewish People

Published April 23, 2014 by MAUL10

In the book, ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,’ written by Maya Angelou, there’s a chapter where Ms. Angelou tells of how in the 1930s, whenever something unlawful happened in town where a Black man was accused, she and her grandmother would have to hide her disabled uncle in a bin and stack potatoes on top of him. A mob of all White men were quick to put a Black man on their radar. (These mobs had little to no respect for the sheriff or his deputies.) Maya tells of how she and her grandmother didn’t have as much fear for the sheriff of their town—the sheriff was fully aware of Maya’s uncle’s disability—the crimes that had been committed could only have been committed by an able bodied man. Maya and her grandmother were in great fear of every Hot-headed ignorant White man who had an itch to lynch a male nigger.

In most high schools, before high school students graduate, English teachers assign their students to read, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank.’ The book tells about a teenage girl (Anne Frank) and her family’s struggles and fears to survive in the attic of a merciful German family in the 1940’s under Adolf Hitler’s reign. Under Hitler’s reign, Nazis set out to exterminate all Jewish people. Anne Frank and her family lost everything that they once owned and they were forced to live in fear for no other reason than their Jewish heritage. Every day for two years, Anne Frank, her family and the German family lived in fear of the Nazis.

October 16, 2013 was the third day of DeShon Rashard Thomas’ 2011 Double Murder and 2012 Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder Trial. DeShon Thomas, a Black male, was a full-time freshman at Tallahassee Community College and was working at Taco Bell when he was charged with double murder. On the third day of his trial, Florida State Prosecutor Jack Campbell (the son of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell) called Don Odham to the witness stand to testify. Don Odham had previously been identified by Leon County District Attorney Willie Meggs, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and State Prosecutor Jack Campbell as a Leon County Sheriff’s Detective. Don Odham prepared the Summary of Offense and Probable Cause for Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder that led to DeShon being charged with the murders. It wasn’t until Don Odham took to the stand as to when DeShon and his mother learned that Don Odham was a Reserve Deputy—a volunteer. Don Odham was not a full-time Certified experienced Leon County Sheriff’s Detective. Don Odham was nothing more than a Hot-headed White man with an itch to get a nigger wrongfully convicted. (It was noted in another situation by a former Leon County Deputy that Don Odham is a wealthy, close friend of Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and State Prosecutor Jack Campbell. (What a friend would do for a friend?)) Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell had jurisdiction over the double murder investigation—Don Odham had no respect for the team of experienced full-time Certified Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives and Deputies. Don Odham teamed up with State Prosecutor Jack Campbell and set a conspiracy foundation.

DeShon had five attorneys and two circuit court judges on his case—all because of their attempt to conspire—to conceal the corruption that plagued DeShon’s case process. DeShon’s mother paid a Tallahassee defense attorney by the name of Gregory Cummings $29850 of $50000 in legal services to represent DeShon. When asked about Don Odham’s position with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Cummings refused to give out any information. When it became clear that Mr. Cummings was practicing unethically—by refusing to disclose information that could exonerate DeShon, Mr. Cummings was fired by DeShon’s mother and DeShon. The court appointed attorneys that followed Mr. Cummings all refused to reveal any information about Don Odham or depose Don Odham and the key witness that Don Odham claimed to have given incriminating statements about DeShon. They also refused to provide DeShon with competent legal representation. In one instance, Defense Conflict Counsel Daren Shippy filed a subpoena with a fictitious name of a former Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy to avoid obtaining the deputy’s testimony—which may have been favorable on DeShon’s behalf. DeShon was convicted on October 18, 2013–still as of January 2014 the victims autopsy reports remain confidential–having never been made Public record as DeShon and his mother often inquired about.

On April 17, 2014 it was reported by the national media that Jewish people in East Ukraine were being order by Russians to list the property that they owned, pay fees, register and be issued special passports marking the confession of their faith. It was reported that if the Jewish people refused to cooperate they would face deportation and their assets confiscated. Some of the Jewish people referenced these orders as being a chilling echo of the Holocaust. Apparently, many Jewish people were so afraid that they went to their rabbis for help—not the Ukrainian Government.

In the United States of America, in Florida—in Tallahassee, Florida—who can Black people go to when private paid defense attorneys, court-appointed defense attorneys, State Attorney Willie Meggs, State Prosecutor Jack Campbell, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson, Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, Circuit Judge Charles Dodson and Leon County Judge Robert Wheeler conspire with a mob of Hot-headed White men—White men like Don Odham—who want to soothe an itch of wanting to be at the forefront of seeing a nigger—male child or otherwise— wrongfully convicted? Don Odham, had no respect for Melinda McBride—who was the more experienced, full-time Certified Black female lead detective on the case. Detective McBride and her team of experienced full-time detectives and deputies had not concluded that DeShon was the murderer. Yet, Don Odham had the full support of those who were elected by The People—who were supposed to be For The People—to uphold state and federal laws. And most importantly to exercise the United States Constitution.

The injustice that DeShon Thomas has been subjected to SHOULD NOT/ CANNOT happen to another family. And for those who set out to repeat the ugliness of American History and abroad—need to be immediately thrown out of office.

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