MICHAEL BRUCE FOLEY Arrest Mugshot Brevard County, Florida 06/18/12
Michael Bruce Foley and Judy Foley’s DNA and fingerprints were found at Cortney Crandall’s homicide scene. If memory serves, some of Judy’s hair was in Crandall’s clutched hand.
The Foleys fled Florida, and were found in possession of a custom necklace belonging to Crandall, and more. Unquestionably, they were the perpetrators.
But the crime was committed in Brevard County, Florida, where State Attorney Norm Wolfinger is known for prosecutions that don’t happen correctly, if they happen at all, with recent examples of the latter being Wolfinger trying very hard not to prosecute George Zimmerman for Trayvon Martin’s homicide after succeeding in not prosecuting the three Melbourne police officers that mercilessly beat Albert Flowers, with glaring premeditation.
Jeffrey Abramowski was convicted of Crandall’s homicide instead of the Foleys, despite one of the inmates Brevard deputy Gary Harrell attempted to solicit perjury from making it all the way to the courthouse, backing down right in front of the judge.
Jeff was convicted on false Florida Department of Law Enforcement expert DNA testimony, and perjuries concerning a knife purchase, created to falsely place Jeff in Melbourne when he was in Orlando. Some of those perjuries were coerced; some were voluntary.
This isn’t Michael Bruce Foley’s first bust since the homicide. But it is his most dangerous to-date, because two Florida men – Kelly Michael Brady and Kerry Arthur Jacob – recently opted to confess to homicides that they weren’t even suspects in. Criminals coming clean often doesn’t delight dirty public servants … amply illustrated by Detroit “Hit Man” Vincent Smothers 2008 confession to the quadruple homicide 14-year-old Davontae Sanford was coerced into incredibly confessing to in 2007: half-blind, developmentally disabled Davontae is still inside.
The Brevard jail has its share of inmate suicides, perhaps more than its share. And some former inmates don’t believe there have been any suicides at all.
So this is a Suicide Prevention Post, written in hopes that Michael Bruce Foley remains safe while incarcerated and soon provides Jeff Abramowski with a detailed sworn statement naming himself and his now-deceased mother, Judy, as Cortney Crandall’s killers, complete with an explanation of the insurance money involved.
Jeff’s two children grew up without him. Watching his daughter break down and sob uncontrollably when I told her father’s story publicly wasn’t just heart-wrenching, it was heart-scarring.
Michael Bruce Foley knows that Jeff’s frame-up unleashed more evil in Brevard. Gary Harrell – the deputy that tried to get two inmates to perjure themselves to tighten Jeff’s frame – is running for sheriff. So is Wayne Ivey, who left his Florida Department of Law Enforcement job to qualify (belatedly).
If any reader knows him, send a message to Michael … do the right thing, come clean and serve your time … let Jeff go home. Don’t steal one more Father’s Day from him.
[Update: The other jailhouse informant who was approached to testify against Jeff Abramowski by Brevard deputy Gary Harrell committed suicide in Dade Correctional Institution in 2013, the year after mentally ill inmate Darren Rainey was scalded to death by guards. Please use the search window to find out more about Richard Mair’s bravery in standing up for Jeff, and the despair that led to his suicide at Dade CI.]