March 25, 2015

Lawyers in the "Bubba" DUI setup case get their day in court

Saint Petersburg DUI defense lawyers.jpgWhile it happened almost two years ago, the Bubba the Love Sponge vs. MK defamation trial is still talked about today. Besides the nature of the case itself, the big sideshow was the setting up of MJ's attorney by Bubba's lawyers. The set up resulted in MJ's lawyer getting arrested for a DUI and his trial material being left in the opponent's car! Now the "chickens are coming home to roost" for the lawyers involved...

In Clearwater, Florida three of the lawyers involved in the set up and arrest of an opposing attoney for a DUI are close to a plea deal. This deal may involve surrendering a law license for at least one of the accused.

Stepen Diaco, partner in the Tampa firm of Adams & Diaco, agreed to surrender his license to practice law as part of a plea bargain. This was done in part to protect his law firm. Two other lawyers there, Robert Adams and Adam Filthaut agreed to receive a 91-day suspension.

The plea deal still would need to be approved by both a Pinellas County senior judge and the Florida Supreme Court.

Even if the agreement is approved, it is still controversial. The agreement does not call for any of the attorneys to admit guilt for their roles in the arrest of an opposing counsel in the middle of trial. They only would have to admit to poorly supervising a paralegal at their firm. This might have been done as the accused attorneys are still facing a FBI investigation and possible criminal charges.

The details are still talked about today. In early 2013 there was a defamation law suit between radio DJ Todd "MJ" Schnitt and Bubba the Love Sponge.

The Florida Bar, which filed a formal legal complaint against Adams & Diaco, alleges several underhanded methods the firm used by the firm to help Bubba prevail.

MJ's counsel was eating dinner at a local steakhouse in Tampa (Malio's) after court in the middle of the civil suit. An attractive lady sat next to him and started talking to the attorney. She claimed that she was a paralegal for an unrelated law firm but in reality she lied. In reality, the woman (Melissa Personius) was a paralegal working for Adams.

Phone records that came out during discovery later showed that during the dinner with the attorney, she was texting and calling her boss multiple times. He, in turn, would reply.

After several drinks, she asked MJ's lawyer to drive her home. He offered to get her a cab, he offered a call service and even asked her to keep her car there overnight. The Adams' paralegal insisted he drive her car home.

As soon as he got behind the wheel, the trap was sprung. Tampa Sgt. Ray Fernandez, a friend of Adam Filthaut, was alerted by the law firm and pulled over the attorney immediately. Records later showed that the Sgt. and Filthaut exchanged multiple texts about what he needed to do. One of the texts proved that he was tipped off as soon as MJ's lawyer and Melissa left the restaurant.

While embarrassing for MJ's lawyer, rumors of the DUI being a set up quickly sprung up and it was later revealed that the attorney left his trial briefs in Personious' car...and that Adams & Diaco had full access to them!

Punishment was swift. The cop was fired, the DUI was dismissed and the Florida Bar charged the three attorneys from Adams & Diaco with misconduct, disrupting court and other allegations. The punishment can range from a reprimand to full disbarment.

If this deal is accepted, Diaco will not be able to reapply to the Florida Bar for five years and will need to retake the Bar exam.

At first glance, the 91-day suspensions of Adams and Filthaut seems like an odd number, but there is a method to the madness. Per the Florida Bar handbook, any suspension over 90 days means the attorney cannot practice again until approved by a referee. This means that there is no guarantee the two attorneys will be able to practice again right away and they may need to take further Bar or ethics educational courses.

Meanwhile, the three disgraced lawyers may be facing a civil suit from MJ's attorney. Said a lawyer representing him:
"They agreed to these Bar sanctions because they know what they did that night was wrong and inexcusable. They still do not have the guts or the honesty to testify under oath and be cross-examined about what happened that night".

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March 19, 2015

St. Patricks day means plenty of cheer and DUIs

Pinellas DUI defense attorney.jpg Happy belated St. Patrick's Day! Of course, with the festivities comes the alcohol which also means the arrests. One newspaper did some research and found that in this one night, police made 50 Dui arrests!

In Denver, police reported almost 50 driving under the influence arrests alone over a five day enforcement period. Eight arrests Friday, five Saturday, eleven Sunday, five Monday and eleven on St. Patrick's day meant the police were kept busy.

These arrests were not just alcohol based. Besides the 47 DUI arrests, police made an additional three arrests for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance.
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LEGAL ANALYSIS

As previously mentioned, DUI arrests can be from alcohol, drugs or a combination. Possession of most illegal drugs (with the exception of small amounts of marijuana) is considered a felony. Most DUIs if there is no death or injury, are only misdemeanors. This includes drug-based driving under the influence charges as well. For example, possession of cocaine is a third-degree felony, with a punishment of up to five years in prison. However, if a person was found to have consumed cocaine and then was pulled over for erratic driving and failed field sobriety exercises AND a drug test, he could only be charged with a misdemeanor DUI. Even the positive drug test would not be enough to charge him with a felony if no drug was in his possession.

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March 13, 2015

St. Pete woman hits police car while driving down wrong side of the road

Saint Petersburg DUI defense lawyers.jpgBayNews 9 just broke a story about wrong way driver resulting in a crash into a police car.

21-year-old Madison Best of Saint Petersburg must of had a great Thursday night out...right up to the time she drove on the wrong side of the street and crashed into a police car!

The officer was driving near 9th street and 103rd ave N early Friday morning. and started drivng south. At that time he saw a car, driven by the defendant driving north in the southbound lane at around 50 mph. Despite turning on his emergency lights, the officer had no time to avoid the crash.

The collision caused the officer's patrol car caused him to spin out near Gandy and 9th street. The officer, in a daze, managed to radio in the crash but was otherwise unresponsive. Police and rescue units found the cars by using the patrol car's GPS unit.

Rescue units found the policeman laying by his car but otherwise alright. Said a spokesman, "It could have been a lot worse, the silence that followed his initial radio transmission, in law enforcement, is probably the worst thing that can happen."

Rescue units spoke with the suspect and noticed she was extra animated and showed signs of impairment. While speaking with Madison, a man came by on his bicycle and said she was the same driver who had hit his bike and causing him to be thrown off! There is no word yet if she will be charged with a hit and run as a result of this.

St. Pete Police began a DUI investigation on the suspect. While she refused field sobriety exercises and breath tests but police found multiple signs of impairment and arrested her for driving under the influence.

After her arrest, both Madison and the officer were transfered to Bayfront medical, where to policeman was treated for minor injuries.

Unfortunately for Ms. Best, this was not her first run in with the law. Police mentioned that she had at least three prior incidents including careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and a domestic battery.


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March 4, 2015

Woman charged with battery on officers after DUI arrest

saint petersburg dui defense.jpg From frigid Maine, a woman makes a bad situation even worse when she attacks a police officer after her DUI arrest...

Getting a DUI? That is a bad day. Making the day worse? Going crazy and biting multiple police officers who were arresting you! This woman is now facing felony charges instead of just a misdemeanor driving under the influence...

33-year-old Jennifer Merry of Maine was arrested on Monday on several charges. Responding to a report of a single-car accident, police arrived to find a car rolled over in a ditch and a witness helping Jennifer out of the overturned SUV.

State troopers also arrived and determined that Jennifer was driving north when she lost control of the SUV on a straight stretch of road. The jeep ended up in a ditch facing the opposite way she was traveling. Now while Ms. Merry was the driver she was not helping the investigation.

"Merry was very uncooperative and interfered with Brown's attempts to investigate the crash," an officer said.
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The defendant repeatedly got into the officer's way during the investigation and was warned multiple times to stop. She was eventuallu put under arrest for disorderly conduct but continued to be uncooperative and refuse arrest.

Finally both a trooper and the police stepped in. Jennifer fought back.

"During the struggle, the subject bit [an} Officers... hand and apparently bit the hand of the state police detective who was on scene, assisting," a police spokeman said.

The defendant's night went from bad to worse. Besides the disorderly conduct charge, Jennifer was also arrested for the DUI and two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer.

As of this writing, the defendant had her blood taken and it was being analyzed at a lab. If she has a communicable disease, she may face additional criminal charges if she knowingly attempted to transmit a disease to law enforcement by biting them.

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February 27, 2015

Needing a ride, this hospital patient stole an ambulance!

Pinellas grant theft auto defense.jpg Things not to do after being discharged from the hospital: skip out on the bill and skip out with an ambulance!

Meet 29-year-old Ross Crampton. He was transported to Silver Cross hospital after barricading himself in his house in suburban Chicago. At the end of an all-day standoff with the police, Ross was sent to the hospital for a psychological evaluation.

Per the police, Crampton was discharged from the hospital at 5 a.m. Rather then call a friend or Uber, he did the least logical thing possible. The man hopped into an ambulance and sped away.

Officials eventually noticed the vehicle was missing and the GPS located it three miles way at a friend of the suspect's house. Police were clearly not amused.

Crampton was arrested outside the house and charged with grand theft auto, a third-degree felony in Florida, punishable by up to five years in prison. He was taken into custody where he remains in jail.

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February 19, 2015

Jail, Jail Baby? 90's rapper Vanilla Ice arrested in Florida

Pinellas burglary defense lawyers.jpgBreaking news from ABC news where 90's rapper/celebrity turned reality TV star Vanilla Ice (real name Robert Van Winkle) was arrested for burglary in Florida.

The former musician, who rose to fame with his single "Ice, Ice Baby" was bonded out of Palm Beach County jail after being arrested for burglary and grand theft.

Mr. Ice was quick to deny that his arrest had anything to do with his reality TV show "The Vanilla Ice project" and claimed that the whole situation was blown out of proportion.

Per the Palm Beach police, Vanilla was arrested due to a burglary in December near a house that he was renovating. Several of the missing items, such as a pool heater and furniture, were found on Vanilla's property and later returned.

Police are saying that the ex-rapper is cooperative and as of this writing, it is unknown if the stolen property was part of his construction show.

Vanilla has had a few prior run ins with the law including arrests for domestic violence, drug possesion and driving on a suspended license. These new charges are very serious. The grand theft is a third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. The burglary can be punishable by up to life depending on how it is charged.

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February 11, 2015

Profession? "Drug dealer"! Arrested man gets points for honesty

Pinellas criminal defense.bmpDo you get time off for honesty? A Florida man may soon find out after his arrest.

Meet 25-year-old Robert Phillips. He may just be the most honest drug dealer in the state...

His most recent arrest sounded like it was custom made for the tv show COPS. While driving a stolen car, Robert had the bad fortune to narrowly avoid hitting another car. That car was being driven by an undercover police officer who immediately wanted Robert to stop. With other police cars giving chase with lights and sirens, Mr. Phillips did his best feeling and eluding.

During the police chase, Robert eventually abandoned his car and ran into an art store. He also collided into an elderly patron, knocking her to the ground. The force of their collision caused him to drop a loaded semi-automatic handgun. As a convicted felon, this is a big no-no and resulted in additional charges as he was captured trying to exit the store from the back.

A search incident to his arrest resulted in police finding a large number of grams of heroin ( a drug trafficking amount) in his pockets as well as 1000s in cash.

Inside the suspect's car, police found over five grams of crack cocaine, needles, a drug scale and a hidden compartment in the car.

While being interviewed after his arrest on multiple charges, Robert was asked his occupation. Without hesitating he blurted out "drug dealer"! His honesty has won him no points with a judge so far. As of this writing, bail is still in the amount of $240,000.

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LEGAL ANALYSIS

This seven-time convicted felon had been in and out of Florida prisons on multiple occasions. Mr. Phillips can be charged with felon in possession of a firearm. As he was in actual physical control of the gun, he is facing a MANDATORY three years in prison for this one charge.

The trafficking in heroin count will also be a minimum mandatory sentence, the exact amount of time will depend on the amount of heroin and any negotiations with the state attorney.

Likewise, the fleeing and eluding, if he is found guilty, will be punished depending on the severity of the charge. Per the facts of the article, it can be charged as a third-degree felony or perhaps a second-degree felony. If it is a second-degree, he could be punished by up to 15 years in prison for just this one charge!

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February 4, 2015

Man bites dog? In Pinellas Park, wanted fugitive attacks police dog, bitten

pinellas park drug crimes lawyer.jpg From the Tampa Bay Times, a wanted fugitive finds out the hard way not to mess with the Pinellas Park K9 unit...

25-year-old John Hagin was a wanted fugitive out of Georgia. According to the Pinellas Park police, he had a warrant for possession of meth. Police were called out to a motel on US 19 for a domestic battery call. Hagin had already left the area but his troubles were just beginning.

Police found him walking nearby. When the suspect saw law enforcement, he fled into a nearby park. The police sent their K9 after him. What occurred next is unclear but either the dog bit Hagin first or Hagin punched the K9. The police dog was not injured.

As for the fugitive? He was arrested and taken to a local hospital. Besides his Georgia warrant, he was also charged with resisting arrest, domestic battery by strangulation and assaulting a police dog. As of this writing, he is still sitting in Pinellas County jail.

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January 30, 2015

Tampa woman crashes into a bar, gets a DUI

Tampa dui attorney.jpgA woman drives into a bar...not the beginning of a bad joke but rather an unfortunate incident for the unlucky driver.

29-year-old Sully Marie Torre-Medina was charged with possession of marijuana and DUI with injury after her car crashed into the Independent last Tuesday. The bar, which is located at 5016 North Florida Avenue, received minor damage but a customer was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries.

After the crash, the suspect tried to leave the scene but was detained by other customers until police arrived. She failed field sobriety exercises and blew a 0.16 which is exactly twice the legal limit.

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January 22, 2015

Tampa police take down multiple car thefts, drunk driver all in one night

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Bay News 9 has a brief write up about recent events in Tampa that sound like a great Lethal Weapon montage scene...

Two seperate police pursuits in Tampa with two stolen vehicles equal four grand theft auto arrests yesterday.

Per police reports, four theft suspects were seen stealing a Lexus in South Tampa. Police attempted to stop the suspects but they fled with the police in pursuit.

At the same time a Jeep that was stolen out of St. Petersburg ended up along Adamo drive in Hillsborough.

Facing hot pursuit, the Lexus crashed near 34th and Adamo. Moments later, the jeep had a roll over on 50th and Adamo!

The final kicker? As police were still securing the scene an unrelated driver, in a work truck, crashed into a cruiser as he was distracted by the lights. The man was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for DUI.

Besides the aforementioned driving under the influence, police also charged four of the men with auto theft and the two drivers with fleeing and eluding as well as multiple traffic infractions.

As of this writing, one theft suspect is in the hospital and three others remain in jail.

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January 15, 2015

Woman gets DUI because of vanilla extract?

Clearwater DUI defense attorney.bmp From People magazine, a woman shows that driving under the influence arrests aren't always because of beer, wine or spirits.

We had previously written about a man arrested for DUI who claimed he smelled of alcohol because of the beer-battered fish he consumed. Well in Wayne County, New York a woman has upped the stakes in DUI follies.

Police in upstate New York were called out to a Walmart onreports of erratic driving. Once there they found the driver, 46-year-old Carolyn Kesel in a stupor. After noticing signs of impairment and failing field-sobriety exercises, she was arrested for DUI.

At the police station, she blew and had a BAC of .26%, move then three times the legal limit! Even more shocking was the discovery that Carolyn became intoxicated by drinking two bottles of vanilla extract.

While vanilla extract, a common baking ingredient, often has alcohol added to it, this particular brand had an impressive 41 percent alcohol level- comparable to most hard liquors.

The lady was arrested and a check showed that she had at least one prior DUI. Because of her priors she was charged with a felony DUI.

LEGAL ANALYSIS

It has been mentioned both on this blog and elsewhere many times before the facts about intoxication. It is no defense that this was not beer, wine or hard liquor. As she had intentionally drank the vanilla extract and she was found to be under the influence of alcohol while driving she was rightfully charged with a DUI. There has been DUI convictions for drinking mouthwash, rubbing alcohol, cooking wine and even nail polish remover.

Likewise, it is possible to receive a DUI for taking prescribed prescription drugs. Remember a doctor prescription does not relieve you of the responsibility to ensure that you are not intoxicated when you are driving a vehicle.

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January 8, 2015

Former "Saved by the Bell" star charged with battery

pinellas violent crimes attorney.jpg From ABC news. Dustin Diamond, aka "Screech" of Saved by the Bell fame, was arrested in Wisconsin. His charge? Battery with a deadly weapon.

The 37-year-old actor stabbed a man in a Wisconsin bar in where he claimed he was defending his fiance. In addition to the battery complaint, he was also charged with disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

The actor and his fiance were both arrested after the bar fight in Port Washington, Wisconsin. She was charged with disorderly conduct and released. He was released on bail after posting a $10,000 bond.

Details are still coming out but Screech's criminal defense attorney has made a brief statement to the news: "Dustin has absolute faith in our legal system. We are confident that the truth will ultimately prevail ... Dustin appreciates and respects the work of the Port Washington Police Department and its efforts to keep the community safe."
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Police were called out to a bar late Thursday after receiving reports of a man stabbing another man and then leaving the bar. A folding knife with an almost 4 inch blade was recovered in Dustin's car the next day.

While being interviewed by the police, Dustin kept changing his story. He would either claim a pen or a knife was in his hand. He told the police that there was a large group of intoxicated people that were being rude. He then claimed that his girlfriend got into a fight with another woman and he had to defend her from a large group of people. He then said that he never intentionally stabbed anyone but was only defending his girlfriend.

Dustin, who had a court date inearly January, was arrested after police spoke with the bartender, multiple witnesses and the victim, who was stabbed in the armpit.

After "Saved by the Bell" went off the air in the 90's, Dustin's career has suffered. He starred in a few spin-offs of the show as but he had alienated his co-stars after publishing a negative book about the behind the scenes shenanigans. He has most recently been linked to drugs and his ill-fated porn video "Saved by the Smell".

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December 29, 2014

REALLY bad Santas...meet some arrested during holiday cheer

St. Petersburg criminal defense.jpg From the Washington Post, this holiday season brought out the Christmas spirit in many criminals. Meet a few bank-robbing Santas, drunk driving elves and other Xmas bad guys...

Santa robs a bank

In Memphis, TN Santa got a start on his post-Christmas break by robbing a bank. The man, who has not been caught, made off with a large amount of money in a duffel bag. Described as between 35-40 and under 200 pounds, it sounds like Santa has dropped some weight.

Another Santa-based crime took place in San Francisco when another man dressed as jolly old St. Nick, walked up to a teller, handed her a note and made off with a large amount of cash. To give this crime a bit of an Ocean 11 feel, the robbery took place during Santa Con, an event where 1000s of people dress up like Santa in the area. It looks like this Santa also made a clean get away.

Santa is packing heat, defends Ms. Claus in a shoot-out

A Santa in Detroit shot two men at a gas station and claimed he was defending Mrs. Claus. Santa got involved in an arguement over his girlfriend (dressed as the you know who). One of the victims ran to who car and Mr. Claus opened fire, hitting both men. Police chased him down and he was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, and assault.

An elf gets a DUI

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It isn't just Santa who has all the trouble. A Christmas elf from New Jersey was arrested for a DUI after police found him passed out behind the wheel. Brian Chellis, 23, was found in a Target parking lot by police responding to a call. His engine, lights and music were on but Brian was fast asleep.

Police woke him up and after failing a breathalyzer and field sobriety exercises, the "Elf on a Shelf" was charged with driving under the influence.


A town's Santa is arrested on firearm charges

55-year-old Mack Gardner from Elwood, Indiana voluntarily stepped down from his role as town Santa after he was arrested on a felony firearm charge.

He was arrested after he gave a gun to a known felon who just happened to be his cousin. So far Mr. Gardner is pleading his innocence but more facts continue to come out.

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December 22, 2014

His story sounds fishy...DUI or battered fish?

St. Petersburg DUI defense.bmp So many people had follow up questions about an earlier post from the smoking gun that here is a follow up.

10th DUI's the charm? A Wisconsin man who was recently pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, has a history of DUI's...and creative excuses!

John Przybyla, who has nine prior DUI convictions, was pulled over by local police when they saw the 75-year-old motorist swerving between lanes. John, who was driving on a suspended driver's license, had several signs of impairment.

Police noticed a scent of alcohol coming from his breath, bloodshot, watery eyes and an open can of beer next to him.

When police asked him how much he had to drink and pointed out that he was caught straight up, the suspect didn't hesitate. Despite an open, cold can of beer in the car, John denied drinking anything. Rather he admitted eating a large portion of beer-battered fish for dinner!

Despite that rock-solid excuse, police eventually arrested him after he failed field sobriety exercises. At the station, the man blew a .062. That is below the legal limit of a .08 but under Wisconsion law he was not allowed to drive with any B.A.C. above a .02 because of his numerous priors.

Przybyla was arrested on numerous charges including felony DUI, DWLSR and traffic infractions. His next court date is in January.
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LEGAL ANALYSIS

In Florida a DUI is usually a misdemeanor but can be bumped up to a felony under certain circumstances. DUI manslaughter or DUI with serious bodily injury are both felony charges. Three DUIs within 10 years of four plus overall DUIs also would amount to a third-degree felony. This means the defendant could serve up to five years in prison as well as having an enhanced fine.

In this particular case with these egregious facts, John would almost certainly be looking at a very lengthy prison sentence if this happened in Florida. His felony DUI is punishable by up to five years and if his DWLSR is a felony as well, he could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison!


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December 10, 2014

A male "black widow"? Man may be charged with killing his two wives

harold-and-toni-henthorn1 Pinellas violent crimes defense.jpg Once is a tragedy but is twice murder? Colorado prosecutors think so and is charging a man with the death of both his first AND second wife. A local CBS story has more information.

58-year-old Harold Henthorn is accused of pushing his wife off a cliff in Rocky Mountain park in Colorado. Prosecutors now think he also murdered his first wife 17 years earlier under similar circumstances.

"We don't believe it was his first murder," the Assistant U.S. Attorney told the judge. "He committed an earlier murder of his first wife in remarkably similar circumstances."

The Judge appeared to agree with the prosecutor and ordered the suspect to be held without bond. The state had requested the hearing, calling Harold a "flight risk" with a large amount of disposable income he could use to flee.

So far Henthorn has only been charged with the murder of his second wife, pleading not guilty to the charge.

Per the police, the suspect is accused of pushing her off a 140 foot cliff in a remote part of the trail back in September of 2012. Ironically, he had taken the victim on a surprise trip to celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary!

There were no other witnesses to the fall other then the suspect himself. Family members of the victim becam suspicious and contacted the police. After an extensive police investigation, including an asset check showing the defendant was living off millions of his dead wife's money, a grand jury indicted him on her murder.

Henthorn's story unraveled under further investigation of his assets. He told multiple people that he was a professional fundraiser but his tax return found no information of employment. Most experts found this very unusual.

The Judge agreed: "To have ready access to $1.5 million in cash is very troubling in a case of this kind because it means the defendant has the means to flee," Also disturbing, the judge mentioned, were recent transfers of large amounts of money into accounts belonging to Henthorn's brother. That is a sign of someone hiding money for a nest egg for a sudden flight.

Toni's family members also found other evidence. Toni was a well-off doctor in Mississippi when she met Harold. Harold convinced her he was wealthy and together they moved to Colorado. Once there, the "wealthy" man became controlling and obsessed with money according to the deceased's family.


It was only after their daughter's death did her parents realize that she was covered by three different types of life insurance totaling almost five million dollars. The first claim came in only a few days after she died.

This was not the suspect's first go-around with life insurance. In 1995 he collected $500,000 in life insurance from the death of his first wife. Sandra Henthorn was killed when a car slipped off a jack while she and Harold were changing a flat tire. That first death is still under investigation but police and prosecutors noticed many similarities between the two "accidents" involving Harold's wives.

Ironically, the suspect had no prior criminal record other then a theft charge involving underwear back in the 90's.

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