I ask that you reinvestigate Gina Hall’s homicide with public safety uppermost in your mind, Lieutenant Wilburn. Thank you for your time, I look forward to your response.
I am writing yet again in regards to your and your attorney-sister Heather Harvey’s apparent intent to profit with your Hazel Hollow by misleading the public about charlatan dog handler John Preston’s capabilities, as well as other dark clouds on Stephen Epperly’s conviction for Gina Hall’s no-body homicide.
Lynch was arrested and brought to the Central Jail to be interrogated. Brown, the two detectives who had been assigned to the case since the beginning. It didn’t take long for the seasoned detectives and the shrink to conclude that Lynch was lying to them; and when he was challenged on the details of his confession Lynch promptly repudiated it.
The young transient was questioned at length by Det. Of course the detectives wanted to know what had motivated Lynch to confess to the gruesome murder in the first place, and that’s when he told them that the idea came to him after he read a newspaper “one year anniversary” account of the crime.
I apologize for the more confusing sentences in my email to Radford City Police Department Lieutenant Andy Wilburn regarding that investigation.
He told Hansen, Brown and De River that he bought an inhaler, tore off the wrapper, ate the contents and washed them down with a glass of water — it was then, Lynch said, that he decided to confess.
Gary Bennett is facing a 30th anniversary of his 1984 Brevard/Preston frame-up, although: 1) a Palm Bay Police Department vice cop was allowed to lead the homicide investigation despite his landlord/tenant (and possibly intimate) relationship to the victim, and suspiciously did not interview the likeliest suspects, (including a son-in-law who admittedly habitually coerced sexual favors from the slain woman), nor did he look for multiple suspects to match to the multiple murder weapons, 2) the local media, prosecutors, public defenders, and law enforcement officers all knew about Preston being discredited in Sutton’s case 13 months prior to Gary’s trial, per the January 30, 1984 Sentinel article, “Legal foes differ on value of dogs nose” (below).
At least two men have been wrongly executed over Preston’s lies, serial confessor (per several Daytona officers’ sworn statements) Gerald Stano in 1998 and schizophrenic Linroy Bottoson in 2002.
There is extensive information about Preston on my blog (link below).
The blog posts are backed by news articles when available as well as extensive communications concerning Preston not only with Florida public officials dating back to Jeb Bush’s administration, but with federal public officials dating back to his brother George’s administration.As you know, there was prosecutorial misconduct of record in Epperly’s case.