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FUGITIVES  CAPTURED MISSING PERSONS FOUND 2352 175 JUNE 2013 Ann Dugger: Missing man, abducted girls.......2 Protect and Serve.............................................3 REAL Manhood program for youth..................5 What is iWATCH.............................................7 Hats Off: JSO K9 Halo.....................................8 SA Angela Corey: Justice promised, delivered.....8 AG Pam Bondi: Human Trafficking arrests........9 Ride for Justice JSO Most Wanted..........................................10 Missing Persons.............................................11 Unsolved Murders.........................................12 Mayor Brown: Father’s Day, it’s about our kids....13 FSS Missing Children.....................................14 Shame, Shame, Shame..................................14 Busted; Baker/Clay/Nassau Wanted...............15 June 29 AVAILABLE ONLINE 24/7 Happy Father’s Day Volume 19 • Number 3 • FREE Finding Justice for T.J. Nunley “He was a trusted friend!” 19-year-old gunned down on the street Parents devastated when daughters are molested By Shirley Shaw When Kate and Joseph Davis* learned from their 11-year-old’s Facebook entry that William Michael Permenter had given her alcohol, Joseph immediately confronted their long-time family friend, who vehemently denied the accusation. At that point the man, known as “Uncle Mike” to his children, immediately cut off communication with the family. The concerned father knew something wasn’t right “because the girls kept telling me he was a ‘creeper’ and it’s not normal for girls to say that about a man unless there’s a reason.” Joseph said the situation was “eating me up so bad I couldn’t work, so I came home and told my wife we have to get it out of the girls. I told them they had no choice; they had to tell us what happened – and they did. I can’t put into words how I felt – like I had failed my kids, wasn’t there to protect them like I should have been. He manipulated me.” Kate had met Permenter more than 20 years ago when she was a model and he a photographer. They had developed a close family friendship, so that when Kate needed someone to look after her girls after her mother died, the young girls and their friend, Allison, spent the night at his house. In December 2011, while the woman he lived with was away, 59-year-old Permenter began giving the girls wine coolers and showing them pornographic material on several DVDs he possessed. Over the next three months his vile actions progressed to showing his genitals, asking the girls to touch him and in turn fondling them. He would play games with them, such as “twister” where the rules dictated if one of them fell during the game, they would have to remove an article of clothing - or “truth or dare” where he would challenge them to perform some sick act – which they declined to do. When the molestation came to light and Permenter was arrested, he texted Maddie: “Hey, I’m about to be arrested; you need to change your story.” While in the police interrogation room, he finally admitted in a phone call with Kate that everything the girls said was true – then he began threatening to kill himself. During his trial last month, because of criminal law procedure rules, the jury couldn’t be told about a prior arrest and charge of violently raping a 13-year-old. That victim was so traumatized she couldn’t testify against him in the trial, so he pled to lewd and lascivious molestation which decreased his Trusted... Continued on page 6 By Shirley Shaw T.J. and some friends were enjoying the evening together, composing music on the computer and just hanging out. Sometimes, if he became frustrated with their progress or just needed a break, the teen would go for a walk with his earphones on, listening to music. On the night of Dec. 9, 2012, when he didn’t return from one of these walks, his friends wondered where he had gone. They later learned T.J. had been shot for unknown reasons, by unknown assailants, and left to bleed to death on the sidewalk. Last month grieving family members from Michigan, Texas and here in Jacksonville gathered with the Justice Coalition for a press conference on Ft. Caroline Road to announce a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer(s) who, without conscience, took away this promising young life. His father, Thomas Nunley, who now resides in the Dallas area, said, “I don’t know why somebody would have done this; he didn’t deserve to die this way. We lost him so suddenly, not like a car accident or an illness that took a long time. This wasn’t just anybody – it was my son who was very special to me. He was my firstborn, and he definitely kept me busy. He was eager to explore the world, check things out, looking at birds, trying to climb trees. As a toddler, he followed me around, mimicking my moves, how I’d walk, doing what I would do. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children.” T.J. was born in Jacksonville while his father was stationed at Mayport NAS. The military family moved around a lot, and after his parents divorced, T.J. lived with his father and grandparents in Michigan. He returned to Jacksonville about four years ago to be with his mother and other family members. He was planning to begin college courses this year with a view toward computer engineering, maybe aerospace design. T.J.... Continued on page 6 Facebook Friends By Jay Howell As technology is dramatically changing the way we live, so is it changing the criminal justice system. The pervasive presence of the Internet led to the creation of the crime “cyberstalking.” Our appellate courts were confronted with new issues concerning the possession and use of child pornography. Recently, a Florida Appellate Court considered and applied the prohibitions contained in the crime of “making threats” to social networking websites. Now the courts have turned their attention to the role that social networking may play in the impartiality of a judge. In a recent case out of Broward County, the criminal defendant filed a motion to disqualify the trial judge. In support of his motion, he filed an affidavit alleging that the assistant state attorney who had been assigned to his case was a “Facebook friend” of the trial judge. The defendant argued that the judge could not be fair and impartial because of the Facebook friend’s connection. The defendant explained that he himself was a Facebook user and that his “friends” consisted “only of his closest friends and associates, persons whom he could not perceive with anything but favor, loyalty and impartiality.” The defendant further argued that some of the trial judge’s rulings that had gone against the defendant were because of his relationship with the prosecutor. The trial judge denied his motion as “legally insufficient.” The defendant appealed the trial judge’s decision to the Florida Court of Appeals. The appellate court began its analysis by citing the provisions of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration (the standards that are used to govern the behavior of judges). Those rules required a judge to grant disqualification if the motion to do so was “legally sufficient.” The motion would satisfy the standard if the facts alleged would prompt a reasonably prudent person to fear that he could not get a fair and impartial trial. These rules, like many standards in the law, are based upon an objective standard. If the motion simply alleges that the accused does not believe he can get a fair trial from the judge, that motion may be declared legally insufficient; however, if the facts would prompt a reasonably prudent, objective individual to fear Facebook... Continued on page 4 The Justice Coalition is a grass roots, non-profit (501(c)3), non-partisan organization that operates solely on contributions, proceeds from fundraising events and newspaper advertisements. Please help us continue our advocacy for innocent victims of violent crime in NE Florida. Visit our website at www.justicecoalition. org, or call (904)783-6312 to see how you can be a part of this vital service.

Justice Coalition's Victims Advocate June 2013

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