In memory of the victims, I am republishing their story today.
In the heart of the Red Stick, a man was beaten for 24 hours, dragged unconscious, set on fire and left to die in a remote wooded area. Since this horrific murder took place, 3 eye-witnesses & 1 attorney tied to the case have been murdered.
Got your attention yet?
In May, I mentioned this story when discussing my concern about judges in EBR Parish allowing murderers to continually be released on bond.
While officials are trying to convince us that the violent crime reports are not completely accurate, violent offenders are walking down the streets of the Red Stick. They are standing in line at the convenience store, walking in the mall, sitting next to someone at a red light – maybe next to you? Or, worst yet, next to your child?
Don’t even think “this has nothing to do with me”. It’s a growing problem coming to your neighborhood soon.
What are the chances that 3 eyewitness and an attorney, all involved with the same murder case, were ALL murdered prior to the trial?
Denako Duheart and his brother, Dearius Duheart, along with Andrea Deon Williams were originally charged with 1st degree murderin October, 2007 in the brutal beating, burning and death of Jason Fourmy.
But something happened. Judge Wilson Fields allowed them to be released on a reduced bond.
One month later, two eyewitnesses were suddenly murdered.
As a result, the crime was reduced to 2nd degree murder.
To add insult to injury, their attorney was murdered – supposedly by her husband. What an odd coincidence! Anyone?
Ironically, the charges were then reduced to 2nd degree battery.
Walking around. Two of the perpetrators. In the Red Stick. Among us. Next to our children. (One remained in prison; after he confessed.)
Concerned yet? You should be. This is only one story in the naked city of the Red Stick.
Suddenly another eyewitness is shot, but evidently survives.
Give me the definition of a serial killer again? Anyone?
According to Mr. Webster, a serial killer is someone who murders 3 or more people over a period of 30 days or more with a ‘cooling’ period in between.
The body count is now up to 5 individuals involved in one murder case: The original victim (Fourmy) + 1 attorney + 3 eyewitnesses = 5
Mayor Holden, please do not insult our intelligence again by telling us that a new tax or bond issue to build a new prison will solve our crime problems in EBRParish. Instead, remind us of your promise for zero-tolerance for violent offenders. What happened to that promise?
The only way we will begin to scratch the surface of crime in our parish will be to bring violent offenders to justice — for judges to realize that setting violent offenders free on reduced bail, or reducing charges because witnesses are murdered is no way to keep our citizens safe.
I see no difference between a Derrick Todd Lee or Sean Vincent Gillis in comparison to the Duheart-Duheart-Williams trio. They all took multiple lives in our parish.
I am my brother’s keeper. We must seek justice on behalf of these victims. Their blood cries out to all of us to act before more senseless murders are committed.
Until next time,
Red Stick Republican
UPDATE: The system failed the victims and families of these murderers. Today, September 21, 2009, the murderers were set free. Why? Because ALL of the witnesses were murdered. The victims could have been your son, your daughter, your mother, your father, your friend, or you. If we do not make serious changes in the Red Stick, our crime will continue to dominate the news and threaten the safety of our children. I am so very saddened for the loved ones of these victims.