VINCENT J.M. DI MAIO, M.D. CONSULTANT IN FORENSIC PATHOLOGY 10 CARRIAGE HILLS SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78257 (210) 698-1400         Re: Janice Wilhelm, deceased     As requested, I have reviewed the following materials in regard to the death of Janice Wilhelm:   The reports of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office The autopsy

From Newsweek by Nicole Goodkind Ted Cruz’s Texas senatorial campaign has sent hundreds of thousands of mailers seeking donations that are meant to look like official county summons, a high-ranking campaign official confirmed to Newsweek. The brown envelopes read “SUMMONS ENCLOSED-OPEN IMMEDIATELY” in large black letters, and have a return address of “official county summons.” While

By Eric Dexheimer Graham Dyer died in August 2013 from head injuries he suffered while in police custody. When Mesquite refused to turn over videos of Graham’s arrest, his parents used a back-door way to obtain them. The images, which at times appear to contradict police accounts, are the basis for a federal lawsuit. In

What are they hiding?

by Palestine Herald Press   Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor is either hiding something about the death of prisoner Rhonda Newsome, or fanning flames of suspicion that may be entirely unwarranted. Either way, he’s doing the public a disservice and should immediately authorize the release of the jail surveillance video from June 15, the day

I Think My Wife Just Shot Herself

On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at approximately 2:40 p.m. Central Time, Gerald Willhelm, the husband of Janice Lee Willhelm (Robeson), called 911 and spoke to a Leon County Sheriff Dispatcher, and stated that he thought his wife had just shot herself. The lady who took his call identified herself as “Leon County Sheriff’s Office,” and

July 9, 2018 by Ty Clevenger   First, a little background: As a practicing lawyer, I’ve had to keep my mouth shut about a lot of things. Some of it is pretty straightforward, e.g., privileged communications from my client. Other things are much murkier, e.g., deciding when to speak up about the petty corruption and

Amanda’s Story of Injustice

by Kimberly Mullens One year ago today, I had to make the agonizing decision to discontinue life support for my beautiful sister Amanda Pierce after she suffered anoxic brain death six days before. The pain today, as I recall that moment, is still raw and excruciating. Saying goodbye as they took her to the operating

by C.L. Cadenhead When a business is involved in illegal activity, operating on a cash basis is smart. It’s not easy for law enforcement to track dollars like it is for them to access and monitor checking accounts or online business transactions.   Maybe you’ve heard the stories of Pablo Escobar having so much cash

From Grits for Breakfast; March 2016   (transitive) To discourage by means of a disincentive or to discourage or deter by removing incentives:   Does corruption flourish in Texas because of incompetent state-level law enforcement? A San Antonio Express News story documenting South Texas corruption (March 12) opened thusly: After he lost his City Council

  On April 11, 2011, Leon County Judge Byron Ryder signed off on Gerald Willhelm’s application to probate the will of his late wife, Janice Lee Willhelm (Robeson). This is what Judge Ryder had to say on the occasion: “The Court, after having heard and considered the evidence, finds that legal notices of the filing