Tallahassee, FL—The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is the top law enforcement agency in the state of Florida. FDLE headquarters are located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. In a June 12, 2015 article in the Tallahassee Democrat entitled, ‘Attorney: FDLE Concealed DNA Evidence in Quadruple Homicide,’ is referring to the case of Henry Segura. Mr. Segura has been in the Leon County Jail for nearly a decade awaiting trial for a November 2010 Tallahassee quadruple murder of a mother and her three children. There is no physical evidence connecting Mr. Segura to the crime scene. There are a lot of other persons of interests with motive to have murdered the young mother, however, State Attorney Willie Meggs and Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell would rather “make up a case” against Mr. Segura versus going after the real murder(s).
At the time of the murders, FDLE Commissioner Gerald F. Bailey, a close friend to Jack Campbell and the entire Campbell family, was running the operation at FDLE Headquarters. Shortly after Mr. Bailey terminated his position with FDLE, a DNA analyst revealed the concealing of the DNA evidence found at the crime scene. The evidence does not belong to Mr. Segura.
Curtis Hall, was seventeen-years-old when he was charged with the Tallahassee double murder of two elderly brothers. There was no physical evidence linking him to the crime scene. It’s possible that law enforcement officers with the Tallahassee Police Department may have coerced Curtis into a confession. Curtis was charged as an adult with Two Counts of 2nd Degree Murder, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary of a Dwelling and Grand Theft. Curtis was sentenced to 55 years in adult prison. No murder weapon was found and the victims’ residence did not show signs of forced entry.
DeShon Thomas, was seventeen-years-old when he was charged with Cultivation of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Two Counts of 1st Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent. While awaiting trial in the Leon County Jail, DeShon was charged with Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Murder against state’s witness Trentin Ross. Despite Assistant State Attorney Jack Campbell, State Attorney Investigator Jason Newlin and Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian O’Brien’s admission to being the source and orchestrated the plot to kill Mr. Ross, DeShon was charged. DeShon was 19-years-old. There was no physical evidence connecting DeShon to the crime scene. No murder weapon was found. A DNA analyst with FDLE testified at trial that he (analyst) was provided with a swab of the back door knob of the victims’ residence. DeShon’s DNA was located in the “mixture of DNA”. The analyst testified that he was able to identify DeShon’s DNA because DeShon’s make up was the only make up that he’d been provided. After spending nearly three years in the Leon County Jail (a year and a half in solitary confinement), DeShon was sentenced to Two Life Sentences plus 30 years. (DeShon is INNOCENT!)
It is not a coincidence that these young Black males are being plucked out of their communities and incarcerated without any evidence linking them to the crime scenes to which they are charged. In all of the cases above, most of the victims died due to multiple gunshot wounds.
Official’s voted against a Black Bear hunt for this year. Is it too much for official or judges all over the state of Florida to put together a review panel to review problematic cases from other judicial circuits?
Because seemingly, the Florida Innocence Project has their hands tied dealing with Attorney General Pam Bondi. When was the last time the Florida Innocence Project announced an exoneration of an inmate? And, Attorney General Pam Bondi put off the execution of a Death Row inmate just so she could attend a fundraiser party. So, it’s clear to Floridians what’s more important to her—money over justice.
#FSU #UF #TCC #FAMU