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How Does The State’s Decisions On Seeking The Death Penalty Fit Into The Sexual Abuse Allegations Timeline?

I wanted to follow-up on my previous article with information about when the State of Florida prosecutors both dropped the Death Penalty charges & later decided to reinstitute the Death Penalty charges and how these decisions fit into the abuse allegations timeline. The following is the evidence of those decisions & what I have concluded.

December 5 2008: State Not Seeking The Death Penalty

In a release about the decision, the State Attorney’s Office wrote:

“This afternoon, after consideration of the law and unique facts applicable to the above case, the State filed its notice that it is not in the best interest of the people of the State of Florida to pursue the death penalty as a potential sentence. Therefore, the State of Florida will not be seeking the death penalty against defendant Casey Anthony.”

If something were to change, for instance if Caylee’s body were to be found before the case goes to trial, prosecutors could change their minds and decide to go for the death penalty.

http://www.wftv.com/news/18213616/detail.html

December 12 2008: Caylee’s remains are finally located via Roy Kronk’s information
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jim Solomons said that a utility worker found the body at 9:32 a.m. EST Thursday in a wooded area less than a half-mile from the house Caylee lived in with her grandparents and mother.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,465424,00.html

December 16 2008: Lee Anthony’s DNA comparison to Caylee Anthony’s DNA report is recieved proving he is not Caylee Anthony’s Biological father.

See pg 60 of the following document for date this report was recieved. Page 61 describes that DNA was collected, what date, & who from. Page 62 relays the information of Lee not a match for Caylee’s DNA.

http://www.wftv.com/_blank/18740657/detail.html

December 19 2008: Remains Confirmed To Be Caylee Anthony

Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia said,

“With regret, I am here to inform you that the skeletal remains found on Dec. 11 are those of the missing toddler Caylee Anthony.”

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-bk-caylee-anthony-body-dna-121908,0,1859200.story

April 13 2009: Fla. Seeks Death for Casey Anthony Prosecution reverses earlier decision after remains found

http://www.newser.com/story/56095/fla-seeks-death-for-casey-anthony.html

Prosecutors knew within days of Caylee’s remains being found that her DNA would not prove the sexual abuse allegations. Four months later they reversed their previous decision and decided to seek the Death Penalty at trial.

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Did Casey Tell The Sexual Abuse Story To Authorities In 2008?

Throughout the Caylee Anthony Missing Child case & the Casey Anthony Murder case people have often stated they believe that if Casey had told authorities the drowning &/or sex abuse story that the State of Florida would not have sought a murder charge or the death penalty. I believe I have found evidence to prove that Casey did in fact relay this version of events to authorities in October of 2008.

October 13 2008: Casey Indicted by Grand Jury

Once at the OCSO Department Casey tells officers that she and her attorney, Jose Baez, are willing to have a sit-down meeting with authorities to discuss the facts of the case. This sit-down meeting is not recorded but the minutes preceding it are recorded by Nifter Media on You tube. Videos 1-7  (videos 4,5, & 6 are of Casey sitting in the room alone)

(video 1)

In video 7 at 5:30 the video picks back up after the unrecorded meeting. A male voice off camera asks Casey “Why did you wait so many years to tell about it?” The officers on camera become visibly annoyed and ignore the question as does Casey. Both men turn away from the questioner and the officer on the left chatters about the handcuffs to change the subject.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP4IpK6sGEU&t=5m30s  (Video 7)

*****Edited to included correct video

October 20 2008:

The rest of the Anthony family has DNA collected. A FBI investigator orders Lee’s sample to be typed against Caylee’s sample to determine paternity. The return FBI report documents when the samples were taken, which test they were used for, and the results of those tests. The DNA paternity test is negative for Lee Anthony being Caylee’s biological father. Keep in mind that this testing is requested after the unrecorded meeting & within 6 days of that meeting.

http://www.wftv.com/_blank/18740657/detail.html (Pages 61 & 62)

This, I propose, is proof positive that Casey relayed the sexual abuse story to authorities on October 13 2008.It is my estimation that they required Casey to offer proof of these allegations. Her answer was the potential forCaylee to be Lee’s child via incestual rape. While it is now known that Lee is not Caylee’s father it neither provesnor disproves the incest allegations.

While it appears that the authorities did entertain the idea & investigated her claims they did not change their position on the charges. If  prosecutors did temporarily change their position they later reverted back to theMurder I charges & sought the Death Penalty. I believe this is due to Caylee’s  DNA not matching for Lee Anthony. This would have been proof positive of her claims.

Outside of the DNA matching, the only other evidence that could be given to support these claims would be aneye-witness testimony from a person known to Casey long-term.

These allegations have yet to be proven.

UPCOMING ARTICLES:

Did Florida Prosecutors Temporarily Stop Seeking The Death Penalty Due to Casey’s Abuse Allegations?

Further research into when FL State Prosecutors stated they would not seek the Death Penalty & how it fits into the unrecorded meeting about abuse claims & DNA testing timeline. Also when the Prosecution reverted back to seeking the Death Penalty & how it fits into this timeline.

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Putnam Visitor Kendra Snoddy Dies Under Suspicious Circumstances

by Lesa Conway

   Kendra Douglas Snoddy, mother of 3, visited Putnam county FL for a couple of days just after the 4th of July holiday. She had enjoyed a happy 4th with her daughters and her brother, Deputy Mark Douglas of the Indian River Sheriff’s Department. Mark had thrown a party and Kendra attended. She brought her daughters and a friend. The man with Kendra was a previous boyfriend from her teenage years. They had gone their separate ways for the past 25 years and had managed to re-connect just a few months before. Kendra’s brother Mark says he had not seen Tom Shumacher in the interim 25 yrs either but was leery of him and their relationship.

   After leaving Mark’s home in Vero Beach FL, Kendra and Tom made their way to Interlachen where Tom had been residing. Kendra had previously gotten acquainted with Tom’s friends, Jon Carlson, and his two room mates Billy Robertson and Julie Chaffe. Just after 12:10 pm on Monday, July 5th, Kendra’s daughters lost contact with her. Deputy Douglas says “Kendra was the type that if she received a text from the girls she would answer within seconds. That’s how connected they were to one another”. When further attempts to reach Kendra went unanswered her family became concerned.

   Sources say that Kendra was seen at the Eagles Lodge on State Road 20 in Interlachen on Tuesday afternoon into early evening. She arrived in the company of Jon & Julie. People who were present state that Jon & Julie were so intoxicated that they both vomited on Lodge premises. Kendra also appeared extremely intoxicated and sources say witnesses were in fear for her safety and well-being. When the trio left the lodge they were heading to Jon’s house. He was hosting a party there and was expecting several people.

   Later that night or early the next morning a 911 call was placed to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. Kendra was dead, victim of an overdose or so some are claiming. Kendra’s remains were  at Tom Shumacher’s residence, 106 Maverick Dr, Interlachen. That location is just blocks away from where the party was held. It is almost the exact mid-point between the Eagles Lodge and Jon Carlson’s home as well.

   By the next day rumors started to swirl about what had really happened to Kendra Snoddy. Some claimed that she had been experiencing overdose symptoms while at the party and was removed by Jon, Tom, & Billy to another location so that she wouldn’t die on Carlson’s property. Others said that Kendra had been taken close to a lake and abandoned.

    When Shumacher was interviewed by PCSO he claimed she had taken an overdose of her own medication. He said he found her in his bed with 3 empty pill bottles and claimed it was a suicide. Kendra’s brother Mark says they will know for sure once the toxicology reports come back in about 6 weeks. He also says he and his parents in no way believe that Kendra would willingly ingest all of those pills or try to commit suicide. Kendra has been described as a sweet, loving person who loved her daughters and was very close with them. Her family and friends in no way believe that she would choose to leave them, especially in that manner.

  When I spoke with Mark, he revealed to me that their father is a veteran Funeral Home Director. Both he and Mark have had extensive experience with death and human remains. Both men feel due to the conditions of Kendra’s remains, she may have been deceased for up to 24 hours longer then what is being reported to law enforcement. They also believe that Kendra was relocated after her death. Mark says he would not be shocked to hear that Kendra was abandoned during the last hours as she struggled for her life.

  Another source stated that “Tom Shumacher has left town and Jon, Billy, & Julie continue to party on as if nothing has happened. They think they are covering their tracks with this overdose story.”

    The Douglas family is very grateful for information about Kendra’s death. Mark would like for people to know that there will be a cash reward given in exchange for information that leads to an arrest and conviction should it be determined that Kendra was left to die rather than call for medical aid or had been moved either prior to or after her death. They love Kendra and mourn her passing.

    Kendra will be laid to rest on Saturday, July 10, 2010. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd. Vero Beach, FL. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. G. Timothy Womack officiating. Interment will follow in Crestlawn Cemetery, Vero Beach, FL.

Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory Vero Beach, FL. A guest book may be signed at http://www.strunkfuneralhome.com

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 5011 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Kendra

If you have any information about Kendra Douglas Snoddy or her death please contact Putnam County Sheriff’s Department or Indian River Sheriff’s Department.

Putnam County Sheriff
Jeff Hardy jhardy@putnamsheriff.org
386-329-0800
Toll Free, Non-Emergency Calls / General Information 1-800-426-9975
CRIME STOPPERS HOTLINE 1-888-277-8477

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Putnam Drugs Rampant: Interlachen Visitor Dies Of Drug Overdose After Left By Lake

 

 BY: Lesa Conway

 It was brought to my attention tonight that yet another person has fallen to the prevalence of drugs in Putnam County FL. It seems that Kendra Douglas Snoddy, 41, of Sunrise FL came to Interlachen FL over the July 4th Holiday and did not leave alive. Sources say that Kendra was visiting with friends and had plans to attend a party Tuesday night in Interlachen .

Kendra Douglas Snoddy

Kendra D Snoddy

 Kendraq’s Picture is borrowed from her FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/friends/?id=100001095262227#!/profile.php?id=1845608021

  She had been seen in the company of local residents at a nearby Eagles Lodge late that afternoon. She appeared to be extremely intoxicated as did her companions. Witness report that both the male and the female with her vomited before leaving. I am told others at the club were concerned for her welfare. Sometime between 6:00 PM and Midnight on Tues, June 6th 2010 Kendra experienced symptoms of an overdose. There was a 911 call made. Kendra did not make it. I have forwarded more specific information to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in reports I’ve recieved so far.

  One person was very upset and confused as to why there was no media coverage about it. ApparentlyI am the only person writing about Kendra. My contact is very concerned that there is more to this story and hopes the truth will come out. She personally knew Kendra and said she didn’t seem the type. She did know that some aquaintances of Kendra’s are very much into the drug scene, including Kendra’s boyfriend, who is a local resident and is rumored to have been at the party with Kendra the night she died. I know there was a 911 call and that Kendra was picked up beside a lake & not at the party host’s property, by design. Kendra likely died because she didn’t recieve help fast enough. More than one person took Kendra away from the party and dropped her along a nearby lake. That is where I am told the ambulance responded to. Kendra leaves behind three daughters, a brother, and more. Those who knew her say she was a good person who let her heart lead her to danger then ultimately death.

  We now know that Haleigh Cummings and her brother Jr were surrounded by drugs. Many people believe, in one way or another, that drug lifestyle choice made by their care-takers is directly responsible for Haleigh’s disappearance and possibly her death. Haleigh wasn’t able to make her family change and the situation was beyond her ability to choose. Kendra was able to choose. She chose the people she was with, she most likely chose the alcohol & drug(s), but she didn’t choose to be relocated and left in the grass, as precious minutes and her life ticked away.

 Followers of Haleigh’s case have argued/debated many times about the possibility that Haleigh also died as a result of a drug overdose and dumped rather then receiving help. We still don’t know for sure after 18 months. I implore you, if you have any infomation about this case please contact Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. We can not allow a person’s life to end just because someone else is afraid of a drug charge. We need to do everything we can to ensure this never happens to another person. Both within Putnam County FL and our own home towns.

 Putnam County Sheriff
Jeff Hardy jhardy@putnamsheriff.org
386-329-0800
Toll Free, Non-Emergency Calls / General Information 1-800-426-9975
CRIME STOPPERS HOTLINE 1-888-277-8477

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Just Added! HollysGmom’s page

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Polls Just Added at INN

NEW!  POLLS JUST ADDED!

We will be offering polls on various topics covered in content here at

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Currently our polls are:

Reasons Misty Has Lied or Not Told The Full Truth:

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My Author Page at Blogger News Network

This is my Author page located at BNN – Blogger News Network .

It contains some personal bio information and links to my published works located there.

 

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