DNA evidence may clear Honduran man sentenced to death in Florida | Reuters
Blood stain expert Barie Goetz testified Tuesday that the killer would have been splattered with blood spurting from 131 stab wounds from a 10-inch knife at close range. Goetz said the blood found on the thigh area of Aguirre’s shorts were contact stains and matched Aguirre’s claim that he found the bodies and rolled them over to check for a pulse.
One must read at least two other articles to even begin to understand why getting Shorty was inappropriate.
The recent New York Times story can be found here.
The recent Orlando Sentinel article can be found here and contains Samantha Lee Williams’ police-videoed, crucial sentence, “My mother and grandmother died from me.”
Ms. Williams had confessed, and Shorty’s shorts weren’t splattered with blood … they had a contact blood stain from his rolling over one of the bodies, as he’d claimed.
So why didn’t the PROSECUTORS focus on prosecuting Ms. Williams, running DNA tests to see if Shorty had somehow participated in the crime?
Why did the PROSECUTORS prosecute Shorty alone, and seek the death penalty?
The answer is simple. The crime happened in Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit, where prosecuting the right person hasn’t been a priority for decades. Only Reuters provided a piece of upset conviction history, that of Wilton Dedge (calling him Milton). Reuters should have mentioned that Shorty and Wilton had prosecutor Chris White in common, and that White’s screechy courtroom theatrics are available for public scrutiny courtesy of the documentary After Innocence, which featured Wilton’s DNA-exoneration as its centerpiece.
All three newspapers should have written about William Dillon and Juan Ramos’ upset convictions, as well as Gerald Stano’s wrongful execution, and Gary Bennett, Crosley Green, Jeff Abramowski and many others intact false convictions.
And they all should have written about the upcoming George Zimmerman circus.
Because facts don’t mean a damn thing in Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit. Not in its criminal courts. Not even in its civil courts.
Playing the public through the ever-pliant media is the circuit’s game and claim to fame, and it continues courtesy of the Justice Department, the FBI, Senate Oversight and local, state and national Bar associations, not to mention a stunning succession of Florida legislators, attorney generals and governors.
Florida is too corrupt to have a death penalty, let alone one with a more constricted appeals process than other states. And Governor Rick Scott knows it. His solicitation of public comments on the Timely Justice Act is all for show, and the ever-pliant media is all to happy to assist with his performance.
Please be prepared to kick up a fuss if Shorty isn’t freed … fast. And his walking off death row shouldn’t have him walking into a detention center, pending deportation. Apologies, a green card and exoneration compensation are in order. And – for once – exoneration compensation should come directly from the parties who caused the harm, not citizens whose tax dollars were stolen by the likes of those who chose to ignore confessions.