Some of you will be feeling really stupid if you have every chanted #JusticeForCaitlinRidgeway, because the truth of the matter is, she will spend the rest of her life in prison or put to death if found guilty of killing William Joseph Clifton, a former Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and Resource Officer.
Caitlin Ridgeway, 19, of Mallard Drive, was arrested and charged July 06, 2017, for allegedly killing her 48-year-old estranged boyfriend, William Joseph Clifton. Jacksonville Police Department and Onslow County’s Medical Examiner concluded that Clifton’s death was a homicide, while Jacksonville Police believed that Ridgeway murdered Clifton with assistance from her boyfriend at the time of her arrest, William Welch. The family of Ridgeway has tried to persuade the community that their Caitlin allegedly killed Clifton because the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department refused to investigate accusations that claimed Ridgeway was raped by the former deputy.
While substantiated evidence surfaced about Sheriff Hans Miller covering up the “rape allegations”, #JusticeForCaitlinRidgeway was not in Godspeed before she decided to pull the trigger allegedly killing Clifton in Woodlands Park in Jacksonville, NC. Sheriff Miller at the time addressed the rumors stating, “If an officer commits a serious crime, he will be fired and we will call in an external agency to have it investigate. We don’t cover anything up.” Miller could have been telling the truth because according to the State Bureau of Investigations, they were already investigating the “accusations” before Clifton was murdered.
While Ridgeway claimed to be a rape victim of Clifton’s, he was also preying on her younger sister at the time that occurred between October 2015 and February 2016. The only person who has been in a relationship with Clifton according to sources, that hasn’t yelled “rape” is Daina Hendricks, the mother of both children.
(Word On The Curb) is that Clifton and Ridgeway had a serious dating relationship, to the point that even as a minor, her mother Hendricks could not control her because she was living with Clifton enjoying the expensive gifts he would buy her.
News In Onslow obtained Ridgeway’s arrest warrants earlier Thursday, and it reads that Caitlin Ridgeway “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice aforethought kill and murder WILLIAM JOSEPH CLIFTON.”
Malice Aforethought- thought of previously; premeditated.
This indicates that Ridgeway had this whole thing planned out, thinking that she could possibly kill Clifton and get away with it because of him raping her. Do you believe that she had a right to kill Clifton because he raped her?
According to the unofficial death certificate, Clifton died due to “gunshot wound to (the) chest” and “multiple gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma”. The warrant also states that Ridgeway killed her estranged boyfriend with “MALICE”, meaning that she wanted him dead at any cost.
But the question remains, did Caitlin Ridgeway kill William Joseph Clifton?
In 2015, Ridgeway 17-years-old at the time had a Domestic Violence Restraining Order against William Clifton, in which he was accused of raping her while she was intoxicated. The order was filed on February 16, 2016, effective through February 22, 2017, but Ridgeway and Clifton was willfully together as well as her family when they were not supposed to be together. Ridgeway must’ve forgotten that she needed “protection”.
You may be wondering why Caitlin Ridgeway’s name has a line through it in the document above and David Pickett’s name is listed instead. Well, there are age requirements and legalities for that BUT also during this time Pickett was married to Daina Hendricks, Ridgeway’s mother but (Word On The Curb) is, Hendricks didn’t want her name listed on the order because she was allegedly in a relationship with William Clifton during this time and Pickett had no knowledge.
I believe that if Hendricks would have put her name on the order and Clifton got served with it, he would have told everything…I mean everything…BUT as a result of all of that relationship drama, Pickett and Hendricks filed for divorce. Something also makes me think that Pickett could have killed Clifton because his “friend”(Clifton) was having a full blown relationship with his ran through wife, Daina Hendricks. But why didn’t he kill Hendricks too if that was the case? Hmmm…just a thought.
News In Onslow received a call Wednesday from a source at the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department who told us that Ridgeway is currently on Protective Custody. It is being said that she told another inmate that she did, in fact, kill Clifton.
It seems like Ridgeway being placed in “protective custody” isn’t to protect her after the alleged confession but rather for prosecutors to eat her alive in court with a hefty life or death sentence.
Ridgeway is represented by court-appointed attorney Paul Castle and she was recently denied a bond reduction with his representation back in February. It doesn’t seem like anything favorable is happening for Ridgeway with a Castle representation and if she doesn’t find an attorney who can persuade the jury that she killed Clifton because she felt as though the judicial system wasn’t protecting her, then you can take down all the pictures, close down all the facebook groups and refund #JusticeForCaitlinRidgeway t-shirt customers their money because she won’t be around for a loooooooooong time!!!!