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Two Held in Murder of Florida Couple With 16 Kids Due in Court (Day Laborers)
Fox ^ | July 13, 2009

Posted on 07/13/2009 5:26:08 AM PDT by RDTF

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Day laborer Wayne Coldiron, 41, turned himself in to Escambia County authorities and Leonard P. Gonzalez Jr., 35, was arrested in neighboring Santa Rosa County, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said.

Earlier Sunday, authorities charged Gonzalez's father, Leonard P. Gonzalez Sr., with evidence tampering. Police said the 56-year-old tried to paint over and hide damage on a red van that was spotted on surveillance video leaving the home where Byrd and Melanie Billings were shot to death Thursday. Eight of the couple's children were asleep in the house when the shootings took place.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; anotherdeadamerican; billings; cheaplabor; daylaborers; immigration

1 posted on 07/13/2009 5:26:08 AM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF; STARWISE

“Morgan said the investigation involves a complex web of relationships between suspects, though he declined to elaborate on them. He said it did not appear that the suspects knew the victims. The younger Gonzalez and Coldiron are friends, the warrants said.

“We are very anxious to share this story ... it’s going to be a humdinger, I’ll tell you that,” Morgan said Sunday.”


2 posted on 07/13/2009 5:27:49 AM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: RDTF

Illegal?


3 posted on 07/13/2009 5:29:19 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: RDTF
Words escape me.

GOD Bless those left behind.

4 posted on 07/13/2009 5:32:20 AM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: RDTF

Every time I read a story like this, I thank God for the Second Amendment and remain more determined than ever to do my part to keep this a gun saturated society.


5 posted on 07/13/2009 5:33:54 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: RDTF

These 2 people were Angels from God now they are Angels in Heaven with God. Even with all their cameras they apparently didn’t have, or weren’t using their burglar alarm. I guess they felt safe out in the country. This is tragic!


6 posted on 07/13/2009 5:35:37 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Heavenly Father please watch over these children. The poor darlings.


7 posted on 07/13/2009 5:41:45 AM PDT by coloradomomba (BO stinks!)
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To: RDTF
Kind of a weird case. All kinds of suveillance equipment on the property. The hit was carried out with "military precision". The perps did not know the victims. Robbery does not seem like a motive.

Did he have some enemies?

8 posted on 07/13/2009 5:42:11 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
"military precision" can only mean it was an assassination of some sort. What do we have here? Gang members? Soldiers?

We'll find out soon.

sw

9 posted on 07/13/2009 5:45:40 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ) (Who will lead us?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

why no photos of the “suspects”?


10 posted on 07/13/2009 5:48:16 AM PDT by coloradomomba (BO stinks!)
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To: coloradomomba
Well, assuming the perps did it, and they didn't know the victims, seems like a paid hit to me. The only other explanation is that they were driving around and decided to kill the adult occupants of that big house over there.

Also, police are expecting more "arrests" plural. They have two of the perps of the three who were at the crime scene.

11 posted on 07/13/2009 6:01:45 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: RDTF

WOW! After reading the article it’s apparently a burglary crime plus assassinations. And a lot more people are involved.


12 posted on 07/13/2009 6:03:11 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Cathy; RDTF
Picture of perps here:

http://tv.rightcelebrity.com/?p=2917

13 posted on 07/13/2009 6:09:40 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: coloradomomba

http://tv.rightcelebrity.com/?p=2917


14 posted on 07/13/2009 6:10:04 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Cathy
Illegal?

No. Day laborers. Can't you read? /sarc

15 posted on 07/13/2009 6:21:32 AM PDT by Living Free in NH (Where's MY bailout???)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

it says stealing was a motive. they saw “rich” people. “Rich” people always have jewels and stacks of money around according to poor people, so they kill them and then dang, no stacks of gold, no piles of diamonds....just a bunch of groceries, kids movies...and a cleaned out swimming pool...paid up utilities...cars with insurance policies...house with a million dollar or five million dollar umbrella, yard with cut grass and trees trimmed by the tree surgeon..oh...that’s what “rich” people buy....hmmmmmmmmmmmm can’t steal that


16 posted on 07/13/2009 6:25:17 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Living Free in NH

From the photos in the link posted above, the suspects look like white trash.


17 posted on 07/13/2009 6:28:28 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: La Lydia

This is awful. I wonder if the 4 older children bought a hit? The parents were spending thier inheritance, adopting special needs children. Money, money, money always follow the money.


18 posted on 07/13/2009 6:39:09 AM PDT by Marty62
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To: RDTF

Kind of gives a lie to the ‘rich people are eeeeevil’ myth.


19 posted on 07/13/2009 6:48:16 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: Ditter

This weekend I published a blog article on selecting a home alarm system, for anyone interested:

http://allitasecurity.com/?p=49


20 posted on 07/13/2009 6:55:00 AM PDT by The Duke ("Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Democrat Party?")
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To: The Duke

Good for you! I believe in alarm systems not just for protecting your stuff while you are gone. Stuff can be replaced but an alarm keeps you from being shot in the head while you sleep, like these poor folks. Our dogs offer the same protection but we use the alarm at night as well.

We have 4 dogs in our bedroom at night nothing moves without us knowing about it. ;0)


21 posted on 07/13/2009 7:05:09 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: La Lydia

Scumbag white guys.


22 posted on 07/13/2009 7:28:47 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: Ditter

We have 4 dogs in our bedroom at night nothing moves without us knowing about it. ;0) ............... Ya leaving yourself wide open with that remark, We have 8 on our porch, ya all. LOL


24 posted on 07/13/2009 9:19:36 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Democrats have nothing to fear but Palin being herself.)
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25 posted on 07/13/2009 9:21:35 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

LOL! I knew someone would think we were ignorant hill billy rednecks if I admitted that. Actually we aren’t ignorant. he he
Seriously these are up town city dogs.

Are your dogs sleeping on your porch or UNDER your porch? Now under is hill billy redneck for sure. ;0)


26 posted on 07/13/2009 9:28:59 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: freedomlover

priceless


27 posted on 07/13/2009 9:34:11 AM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: Ditter

I’ve been studying alarm systems now for several months. It’s amazing how many aspects there are to alarm systems when you start digging into the subject.

My research has been part of a project to get my company into the physical security business. We’re trying to look at security from a “holistic” perspective - including building relationships with dog trainers/breeders, etc.

I’m thinking that physical security may be the only growth industry in existence in our new “hope and change” economy.


28 posted on 07/13/2009 10:43:18 AM PDT by The Duke ("Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Democrat Party?")
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To: freedomlover
Yep, that’ll work!
29 posted on 07/13/2009 10:52:57 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: The Duke
None of our dogs are pitts or rotties or German Shepherds, the breeds you think of for protection. We have 3 Jack Russels and a big brown hound. All I expect from them is to warn me of an intruder, not to take them down. Mr Ditter and I will take care of that.

We had a funny thing happen here. When we got the iron fence and gates I put up BEWARE OF DOG and SECURITY DOG signs on the fence. When my new dishwasher was delivered by 2 huge guys, they were afraid to remain on the porch after ringing the bell. No dogs in sight, just dog signs, they wanted to know “is de security dawg chained up?”.

My husband told them yes he was and they felt secure enough to bring the dishwasher inside. Since then all my friends, whether they have dogs or not, have put up SECURITY DOG signs.

30 posted on 07/13/2009 11:03:58 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: AuntB

Thanks for heads up!

Wake Up America!


31 posted on 07/13/2009 11:27:57 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: coloradomomba

Here is one of the perps Myspace page.
http://www.myspace.com/billherkel


32 posted on 07/13/2009 11:31:15 AM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: The Duke
So the burglar/assassins will be annoyed by loud buzzing while they murder and rob you.

There is no alarm that is a substitute for an armed homeowner.

33 posted on 07/13/2009 11:35:20 AM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: Bodleian_Girl

WOW - he is having major issues with a divorce and rants on and on


34 posted on 07/13/2009 11:54:14 AM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: allmendream
So the burglar/assassins will be annoyed by loud buzzing while they murder and rob you.

There is no alarm that is a substitute for an armed homeowner.

And here I was thinking I had the market cornered on cynasicm(!) That "loud buzzing" might be just the notice you need to get the drop on them.

And, of course, it might be just what is needed to keep that vast majority of non-hardcore criminals from stealing all your stuff when you aren't home to gun them down. :)

Alarm systems are systems for detecting unauthorized access. There's no way you're ever going to convince me that detection doesn't play a role. And all decent security systems are based on layers of security, of which an alarm system is one layer, and with the firearm logically being the last layer.

Dogs make great substitutes for loud buzzers - but they do crap a lot. :)

35 posted on 07/13/2009 12:19:00 PM PDT by The Duke ("Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Democrat Party?")
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To: The Duke
I agree that a dog or alarm would be better than being caught asleep. But there is simply NO SUBSTITUTE for an armed homeowner. Even if these people had an alarm system and it was on and it buzzed when the intruders broke in; it would provide NOTHING in terms of preventing what subsequently happened. And that being said, a good dog is better than a great alarm system.
36 posted on 07/13/2009 12:23:49 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: Bodleian_Girl

thank you


37 posted on 07/14/2009 6:51:00 AM PDT by coloradomomba (BO stinks!)
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