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.)