Lanetra Bennett “LYING MOUTHPIECE” for WCTV News Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL—Some young women who set out to “shatter” those glass ceilings in this male dominating society are still dreaming of connecting with trustworthy sources to help them make a true difference in the lives of others, as well as for themselves. Every year many young women flock to Tallahassee to attend college to accomplish goals that they have so long aspired to do.  For the majority of the young women coming to Tallahassee is their first time being away from home and living on their own—an exciting and much anticipated experience—for sure. Unfortunately, for some in authority who have deep roots in Tallahassee, many young female (and some male) college students are simple prey.

Corruption runs rapid in Tallahassee mostly because the members of the community and the young college people do not have trustworthy sources to tell their side of their stories. Recently, Florida State University settled with Erica Kinsman for $950,000 possibly in part in regards to a serious incident that occurred off campus. According to a sworn deposition obtained by Ms. Kinsman’s attorney, law enforcement officer with the City of Tallahassee did not thoroughly investigate Ms. Kinsman’s serious incident in which she was the victim.

Now, just imagine how much could have been prevented by all parties involved had Erica Kinsman felt safe enough to contact WCTV veteran news report Julie Montanaro or news reporter Lanetra Bennett to tell how she (Ms. Kinsman) believed that the Tallahassee Police Department did not take her serious incident to be worthy of a thorough investigation. It is a proven fact that when community representation that assist people who feel as though they have been victimized or treated unjustly make for a better community.

Lanetra Bennett, a young vivacious Black women must have made her parents proud when she became a news reporter at WCTV. Unfortunately, Ms. Bennett may not be familiar with a famous quote by Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson that simply states, “Do not go where the path may lead, instead go where there is no path and leave a trail.”  

 In November 2014, the Massachusetts non-profit organization,, obtained a huge amount of signatures to get the Anti-Corruption Act initiative directly on the ballot. At least 67% of the citizens of Tallahassee voted to pass the Anti-Corruption Act. The City of Tallahassee was the first city in the United States of America to pass a city-wide Anti-Corruption Act.

Lanetra Bennett seemingly has failed to be a leader in Tallahassee. Instead of bridging the community together, she seems to have fallen directly in line with the deceit of those who have done more “EVIL” than “JUSTICE” in Tallahassee and its surrounding counties.

Like her colleague, Julie Montanaro, a veteran reporter for WCTV, Lanetra Bennett’s reporting is not trustworthy and full of deceit. Julie Montanaro exploited a young college woman who was a defense witness in the case, State of Florida vs. DeShon Thomas. State Attorney Willie Meggs’ Office, asked Julie Montanaro to conceal the identities of two of their witnesses who had been charged with cultivations of marijuana, armed bank robbers, armed home invasion robbery and kidnapping—in that she was much obliged because it was set to make the case for the Prosecutor, Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, along with making the case for Jack Campbell’s dad, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, whose office had charged DeShon with Cultivation of Marijuana, Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent, and Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder. DeShon Thomas, who was a 17-year-old college freshman at Tallahassee Community College, entered NOT GUILTY pleas to all charges. Despite numerous requests, State Attorney Willie Meggs’ office refused to allow the District Two Medical Examiner’s office to release the victims’ autopsy reports. Despite DeShon’s mother having paid DeShon’s attorney, Gregory Cummings nearly $30,000, Mr. Cummings refused to discuss and provide the victims’ autopsy reports with DeShon and DeShon’s mother.

The young college woman, who was a defense witness, did not know DeShon. She was a neighbor who was out walking her dog at night when the strange actions of her small dog followed by a knock on one of her neighbors door, startled her. She stood and watched as her male teenage neighbor opened the door and allowed a male acting suspiciously into their townhouse. It was not until the next day when she learned that her male teenage neighbor and his pregnant sister had been murdered in their townhouse. The young woman had not asked anyone to witness what she saw—she was in the right place at the right time. However, because her testimony did not fit into the “Campbell Klan’s” theory of events, WCTV exploited her.

Currently, there is a young man who has been in the Leon County Jail charged with a quadruple homicide of a young mother and her three small children. The youngest child was his son. The young man, Henry Segura, has been in the Leon County Jail for nearly a decade awaiting trial. Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell is the prosecutor on the case. Many of Jack Campbell’s cases have been reportedly to show acts of unethical conduct.

Both Jack Campbell and Lanetra Bennett appeared in the Jupiter Entertainment episode of Fatal Attraction, Crippled by Blood, that aired on T.V. One Network. The episode depicted their accounts of events surrounding DeShon Thomas and what led up to the double homicides of Sterling Conner Jr. and Laqecia Herring. Lanetra Bennett smiled and lied in the camera—and looked foolish doing so.

To date, another one of Jack Campbell’s witnesses against DeShon who was an also an inmate in the Leon County Jail, Walter Cole Rayborn, is currently awaiting trial for the July 2015 double murder, robbery and arson of two young men in Tallahassee. Mr. Rayborn family members are friends with the judge who presided over DeShon’s case. Walter Cole Rayborn’s court records are Sealed.




Author: MAUL10

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