Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Case Study: Capital Murder-Case Dismissed

Case Study:  Capital Murder- Case Dismissed was an interesting case. On September 8, 2018, I am going to present to the AZ Association of Private Investigators at the 2018 AALPI Conference. The conference is going to be held at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel, 860 N. Riverview, Mesa, Arizona.  I am going to discuss this case in detail and explain the mistakes made along the way.

This was a Murder of a 92-year-old man in Eloy, Arizona on September 24, 2009. In 2011, the crime lab identified a trace sample of DNA on the outside screen door. The police arrested Arturo Jimenez in 2013.  He sat in jail for 4 years while his Legal team proved him innocent. Slowly but surely, the state’s case fell apart.  Early on, the police identified three good likely suspects but for some reason, they stopped investigating.  On April 20, 2018, Arturo Jimenez walked out of jail a free man.  Sadly, the victim will not get justice because the police arrested the wrong person.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Frank Dryman Case

Great Falls, Montana

The murder of Clarence Pellet by Frank Dryman in 1951 is being made into a major motion picture in Great Falls, Montana.  I was pleased to be involved in this case in 2010.  I was able to find Frank Dryman under an assumed name in Arizona City. He was subsequently arrested and extradited to Montana.  The parole board revoked his parole and put him back in prison. 

Click on the link for more information.  The Murder of Clarence Pellet

I will keep everyone updated as I find out more information on the progress of the movie production.

Playing Poker for Your Freedom

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Front Side

Are you willing to play poker with your Freedom?  Are you willing to bluff to see if you are going to win?  Individuals charged with a crime should be able to decide if taking a plea is the best choice.  In many cases it might be in the best interests of the client to take the state's offer.  Perhaps, it would be wise to investigate further to see if there is evidence to help a person charged with a crime. Further investigation might uncover additional evidence favorable to the defense that could increase chances for better odds for a no guilty verdict, dismissal or reduced charges. How much are you willing to gamble? 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Capital Murder Case Dismissed

On April 20, 2018, Arturo Jimenez walked out of jail a free man.  His capital murder case was dismissed by Judge Georgini.  In 2013,  he was arrested for the murder of Mr. Castro, a 92 year old man in Eloy. The crime occurred in September, 2009.  I was appointed by the court as the defense investigator.  He was arrested for a crime he did not do.  I was pleased to help him find justice.  A poor investigation by the police resulted in his arrest.  He called himself "dead man walking."  From day one he said he was innocent.  I was pleased to help find the truth in this case.  We had great teamwork with Attorney Bob Storrs, Attorney Robyn Varcoe and mitigation specialist, Alan Ellis.  Arturo Jimenez is not "dead man walking" anymore.  See the link to the news article.
Charges Dismissed Against Suspect in Eloy 4 Years After His Arrest