Tallahassee, FL—During the mid-morning hours, on January 27, 2011, Dr. Anthony J. Clark with the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office is On-Call. Dr. Clark gets a call from Leon County Sheriff Lieutenant Tim Baxter in regards to a double homicide where the victims have been shot. The victims are brother and sister. The mother of the victims’ told law enforcement that she returned home from spending the night out and found her 17-year-old son and her pregnant daughter, who is 20-years-old, dead in the livingroom. The mother goes on to tell law enforcement that she last saw her daughter alive the previous night (26th) around 9:30 p.m. at the residence but that her son was not home at the time. Dr. Clark does not come to the crime scene. (There is no entry on the Control Entry Log Sheet of anyone with the District Two Medical Examiner’s Office having gone out to the crime scene.)
In cases of suspicious death, investigators and police bring in a medical examiner to help search for clues as to how the person died and ultimately identify the killer. Medical examiners also work outside of suspicious deaths and murder cases, examining remains of people who died of natural or accidental causes. Medical examiners hold medical degrees and receive their positions by appointment, whereas coroners do not have to have medical degrees and act as elected officials.
According to Dr. Clark’s testimony, he did not come into contact with the victims’ bodies until the next day (morning). Therefore, it is Dr. Clark’s testimony that he could not give an approximate time of death—only that the victims had been deceased within 24 hours of him coming in contact with the bodies.
HOW DOES DR. ANTHONY J. CLARK’S TESTIMONY HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT AS THEY SET OUT TO ESTABLISH A TIMELINE OF EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE VICTIMS DEATHS?
The murder investigation of seventeen-year-old Sterling Conner Jr. and his 20-year-old sister Laqecia Herring was a sham. Instead of law enforcement officers, both defense and prosecuting attorneys, judges and the medical examiner’s office utilizing their professional experience to ensure justice is carried out properly, they dummied themselves down to cover up several dumb actions that they seemingly have become so accustomed to that the person that was charged with the murders, 17-year-old DeShon Thomas, filed Pro Se because for nearly three years of him sitting in the Leon County Jail none of the four different court appointed attorneys would do the least to build a legal defense—no depositions—nothing. It’s too bad that most of those who are sworn to protect DeShon’s Constitutional Rights were more interested in their own pathetic agendas within their network—the State Attorneys Office refused to allow the victims autopsy reports to be released–and defense counsel refused DeShon’s mother’s offer to hire a private investigator to assist on DeShon’s case—then refused to retain professionals to refute Dr. Clark’s testimony. Dr. Clark’s testimony is either him dummying himself down—far, far away from his M.I.T. background or him failing to recognize how far science—the study of pathology and everything else about forensic pathology—has advanced. All factors combined is another reason to show that what Tallahassee currently has in place may not be ready for 21st Century Policing.