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FBI knew of shooter’s aspirations for months-links to white supremacy group confirmed

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Among the many red flags emerging about school shooter and known “loner” Nikolas Cruz, information has emerged that he has previously been reported to the FBI.

Bail Bondsman Ben Bennight

A bail bondsman named Ben Bennight, who goes by the YouTube handle of “Ben The Bondsman” received and reported a comment from school shooter Nikolas Cruz to the FBI in September of last year. The comment notes Cruz’s aspirations to become a “professional school shooter”. Bennight, unable to ignore the comment, screen captured it and sent it to the FBI.

Field Agents responded quickly but asked only if Bennight knew the commenter. Bennight was not able to provide any further assistance, and the investigation appears to have led nowhere. Yesterday, only a couple hours after the shooting, a special agent decided to follow up again with Bennight, this time leaving a voicemail, “I just wanted to follow up with you on that and ask you a question with something that’s come up, if you wouldn’t mind giving me a ring.”

FBI officials confirmed Bennight’s account today in a Miami Press conference, stating that they were unable to identify the poster of the comment even after reviewing the database, “No other information was included in the comment which would indicate a particular time, location or the true identity of the person who posted the comment.” Further information has emerged linking Cruz to a white-supremacy group based in Florida, known as “The Republic of Florida”. The group leader, Jordan Jereb, came forward today confirming Cruz’s involvement and participation in training events. Jereb states, however, that Cruz acted alone: “he’s solely responsible for what he just did.”

Jereb went a step further in stating that recent relationship problems and the timing of the event, indicated a likely motive. Cruz was taken down yesterday at 3:43 PM as New In Onslow listened to call coming in over the Broward County radio: “Suspect detained…we got him for sure”, later confirming his identity as Nikolas Cruz. At that time radio traffic also indicated police and investigator knowledge of his YouTube postings and confirmed possession of his chat logs stating that he’d been on the night prior talking about making bombs – information that led police to bring in K9 teams immediately after the arrest to conduct “article searches”. Article searches refer to searches of objects left behind as students and staff abandoned the school as the shooting commenced or objects that may have been left by Cruz as he attempted to hide among his own victims.

Cruz was immediately transferred to the hospital by police, and then later taken to the Broward County Jail, where he is now locked up under 17 counts of pre-meditated murder. At a bond hearing today he was denied any form of a bond, expected to face the death penalty for his actions.

 

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Man who killed Sheldon Prawl in 2013 will spend nearly 50 years in prison

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“Sheldon tried to kill my sister,” Carleton Davis said to Prawl’s mother Beverly Daley as she read her impact statement to the court. 

“I have not only lost one child but two children, and if it was up to me, Davis and Cheri would receive the death penalty,” Daley said.

It took two weeks of trial and nearly 6 hours total of deliberation for a jury to convict 38-year-old Carleton Davis in the death of Sheldon Prawl. 

Today, Carleton Davis, 38, was found guilty of second-degree murder and felony concealment of death. Judge Imelda Pate told Davis that he would spend nearly 50 years in prison. He was sentenced to serve a total of 38-to-48 years in prison. Davis killed Sheldon Prawl in 2013 and put his remains in two-cement filled foot lockers outside a house in Detroit, Michigan. Police later found Prawl’s body after a neighbor reported a bad odor coming from the backyard. 

Davis sister Cheri Davis, has also been charged in the case. She was the girlfriend of Prawl. She has been charged with felony destruction of bodily remains to conceal a death, felony conspiracy, felony accessory after the fact, and felony common law obstruction of justice and she is out of jail on bond. 

Here’s what Carleton Davis had to say to the court before his sentencing BELOW:

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Man accused of killing Sheldon Prawl in 2013 won’t testify, evidence is circumstantial

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A man accused of killing Sheldon Prawl in 2013 will not testify in his murder trial.

Carleton Davis, 38, of Georgia, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Sheldon Prawl.

In court, Assistant District Attorney Mike Maultsby said that Prawl was last seen on Halloween in 2013 and, shortly thereafter, 35-year-old Cheri Lee Davis, Carleton Davis‘ sister, reported him missing. Prawl’s body was found in Detroit, Michigan dismembered in two separate containers filled with cement on May 30, 2014.

In the States closing argument Wednesday afternoon, they spoke about the relationship between Davis and Richard Jackson, who lived next door to the home Prawl’s body was found. Jackson and Davis were pulled over in Brunswick County in 2014 on unrelated drug and gun charges.

“The case is a circumstantial evidence case. The circumstances, in this case, proves without a reasonable doubt that the defendant killed Sheldon Pawl,” Maultsby told the jury. 

Maultsby talked about how Prawl and his mother Beverly Daley spoke every other day and on October 31, 2013, she received a text message from Prawl’s phone saying “Travel, talk to you soon.” Davis said in her testimony that she gave it a few days before she contacted Cherri Davis, Prawl’s girlfriend on November 2, begging her to make a report to the police about her son missing. 

In the state’s closing argument, Maultsby told the jury that “Carleton Davis had a motive to end the life of Sheldon Prawl because he did not like what he did to his sister.” It took the state 58 minutes to argue their closing to the jury and the defense will argue their closing at 1:30 PM Wednesday afternoon. 

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District Attorney Earnie Lee receives case about officer who used ‘excessive force’ against Anthony Wall in Warsaw

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“No Justice, No Peace” is what Onslow County District Attorney Earnie Lee will hear if he does not indict the officer who ‘excessively with force’ arrested Anthony Wall in Warsaw, North Carolina on May 4, 2018.

Anthony Wall, 22, of Fayetteville was at Waffle House after taking his 16-year-old sister to prom in Warsaw, North Carolina when he was choked and slammed by Officer Frank Moss. It’s unknown why Officer Moss used such aggressive force against the 22-year-old, but I guess it’s better than the officer pulling out his gun and killing Wall.

Officer Moss has a history of abusing and terrorizing black families in Warsaw, North Carolina for years. If you look at how big Officer Moss is and look how small Anthony Wall is, there’s no way Moss couldn’t have subdued Wall without choking him. 

Officer Frank Moss

District Attorney Earnie Lee said on Tuesday that the investigation into whether Officer Moss used ‘excessive force’ or not is in his hands.

Lee said the report was received from N.C. State Bureau of Investigation regarding the controversial arrest of Anthony Wall. The evidence will be reviewed and a decision afterward.

District Attorney Earnie Lee

One of Wall’s attorney, Benjamin Crump said Wall’s arrest was a “gross violation of his civil and human rights.” Wall is also represented by Fayetteville lawyer Allen Rogers

(LEFT) Benjamin Crump, (Middle) Antony Wall (Right) Alex Rogers

The whole world will be watching District Attorney Earnie Lee’s office, and his decision could impact his career for the good or bad. 

 

 

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