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A Little Brown Boy’s Story: Nyamodi Youth Trapped In Corrupt North Carolina Justice System

Most of us still remember our youthful days when we were in high school preparing for graduation, trying to decide what we wanted to do with our lives, and enjoying the newly found freedoms of adulthood. Well, when young Shannon Nyamodi graduated in May of 2012 he had made up his mind that he wanted to serve  our country, while helping to defend democracy, and was scheduled to join the U.S. Marine Corp. The teen had scored high enough to actually enlist in the Air Force, but settled on joining his friends who already were headed toward a “jarhead” life. His mother says that Shannon wanted to be among friends in boot camp and that was the determining factor for which branch of the military he would join.

The process is slow upon passing testing, physical examination, and waiting on orders prior to being ship to a military installation to begin basic training. So, young Shannon got a job as an electrical assistant until the time came around for him to start a career in the U.S. Armed Forces. The ambitious teen was also a talented musician who had showed prowess as a bassist earlier on during his childhood. Shannon worked and played in a local band when he wasn’t working. Much of his spare time was spent between a girlfriend he’d been seeing for a number of years, and hanging out with one of his best friends (Mike young). Shannon was a regular at the Young’s home in the small quiet town of Youngsville, North Carolina. According to sources, Shannon was seen as a member of the family. An elder female in the Young home needed assistance quite frequently due to health related issues, and when a member of the family was unavailable Shannon often volunteered to look after her when he had free time.

Elizabeth Crudup (Shannon’s mother) says her son had a good heart, loved animals, and was a very trusting person. Apparently, the Young family held Shannon in the same light, as Shannon often stayed at their home over night. Shannon would sleep in a truck in the front yard when he didn’t travel back to his mom’s home all the way in Harnett County. Many people confused Shannon out in the truck with being homeless. but Shannon comes from a close knit family who raised him with strong moral ideologies. Crudup also said that her son was a trouble free kid, and she couldn’t remember him ever talking back to her, engaged in negative discourse or arguing with anyone. Needless to say, the night she received a phone call and informed that Shannon had been locked up, she was shocked, frightened, and completely unaware of the nightmare that her family would endure.

Crudup went on to say, that although Shannon never gave her any problems while she raised him, her son, and children in general are not perfect. She responded to the jail anticipating to hear the worst about her son. When she arrived she immediately asked what he was charged with and was told by a police official, “Well, we know he did something. Let him tell you what he did.” When Crudup made eye contact with her son he shouted “Mom you know I didn’t do what they say I did.” That’s when she learned that he was accused of shooting a woman in the face at point blank range. Like most mothers, Crudup says she has a knack for determining when her kids are being truthful or not, and she said her son’s demeanor didn’t reveal any deception on his part to her. She believed that it was all a misunderstanding and felt the matter would be resolved. As time went on she became suspicious of the charges filed against Shannon. She began to speak with people within the Youngsville community who were there the night of the shooting.

Information she obtained from witnesses confused her and she became concerned why police even charged her son with the crime. Several people revealed that a white male was seen fleeing the scene shortly after the shooting took place, and they told the police this that night. Crudup says that when she travels in the community, people ask her if she is Shannon’s mom. They almost always follow that question up with, “You know he didn’t do it right?” Others have informed her of who the real alleged perpetrators were that shot Rhonda MacClean in the face that night. Crudup says that people in the community have told her that Donald Chalk and his brother Steven Chalk were actually the cowards who shot her. Crudup has also continuously been advised that the two brothers have been terrorizing the community, committing violent crimes such as robbery, other shootings, and drug soliciting. When she inquired as to why no one has notified police regarding the pair, she was informed that everyone was afraid to do so because they were related to Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones.

Armed with this disturbing information, she began launching a campaign to free her son from the criminal charges that he faced. She created a website to garner support for Shannon’s cause (Free Shannon Nyamodi) Crudup was able to obtain support from various blogs and other media sources to help her with Shannon’s fight to regain his freedom. Once TPC obtained the criminal case file it was clear that something was drastically wrong with the entire case against this young man. One police officer appears to have honed right in on Shannon from the very start. When Youngsville police Lt. Little arrived on the scene he was told by shannon that he had seen a man running away from 109 Shearin Court (actual crime scene) with a gun. Lt. Little asked Shannon where he was and was told by Shannon that he was asleep in the truck. Little probably became suspicious of the teen without even knowing the relationship Shannon had with the Young family whose truck he often slept in while hanging out with his friend.

Little didn’t even believe Shannon was staying in the truck. He verified Shannon’s account by asking the grandmother of the Young’s home who he was and if he lived there. Shannon Nyamodi was already guilty in the eyes of a white police officer, who obviously was concerned that a black man was in a relatively white neighborhood, and at the scene of a serious violent crime. Take a look at an excerpt from Lt. little’s police report from that night below:

Littlereport.jpg

Notice Lt. Little hones right in on establishig who Shannon Nyamodi was.

No where in Lt. little’s report does he mention that he attempted to verify who anyone else was, or if they lived there (in other words everyone else belonged there because they were white). The victim repeatedly advised police that her daughter was involved. She told police that she heard her fifteen ear old daughter say “she’s dead, the money is upstairs, come on hurry up.” Shannon Nyamodi was still at the scene, in fact when the cops arrived it was Shannon who led them to the victim’s location. When police filed their reports that night, they all collectively determined that the suspected shooter was no longer at the scene, and the reports don’t indicate that the victim (Rhonda MacClean) ever told cops that Shannon was the person who shot her.

Strangely though, just ten hours later Shannon would be charged with the crime. Police described the shooting as a “murder for hire” scheme between Shannon and the victim’s teen daughter. They had no DNA, no finger prints, and allegedly only had a bloody shirt. We know that none of these traceable elements of forensic evidence were available to them by the time Shannon was arrested at 3:10 p.m. that same day because the DNA swabs were taken from him on August 17, 2012 a day after the crime. Shannon didn’t have a criminal past, so that meant they only got his finger print profile after he was arrested, and according to witnesses, the bloody shirt was retrieved from the truck where he slept in the Young’s family yard several weeks after the crime by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations (SBI). It’s just simply very doubtful that authorities had sufficient probable cause to arrest Shannon for the crime in a such short period of time.

Moreover, the entire he said she said, song and dance story that cops eventually would use to create the theory that Shannon had conspired with the victim’s daughter, was first made known to them at 4:30 p.m. on August 17, 2012, and over 24 hours after Shannon had already been arrested and charged with the crime. Ironically, Lt/ Little (the same cop who honed in on Shannon from the very start) is provided with a statement from a anonymous source who says he knows someone who knew about the plot to kill Rhonda MacClean, between her daughter and Shannon Nyamodi. Although Lt. Little’s entire police report is composed on a form meant to add more information to a previously written report (Supplementary Investigation report), he submits it on August 19, 2012. three days after the crime, and while Shannon was arrested. Now, it’s not advisable for police officials to submit reports in a delayed fashion (days after the crime) which typically cause personnel to forget details, but it just drives home the point that authorities didn’t have this information pertaining to the allege plot until after Shannon was locked up. Take a look at an excerpt from Lt. Little’s official report where he establishes that a confidential informant (CI) advises him of the plot  below:

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A portion of Lt. Little’s report describing the plot theory by a persons name which is redacted from the report.

The interesting thing is that when cops finally caught up with the witness who supposedly knew about the plot to kill Rhonda MacClean, he lied to police about Shannon supposedly attempting to solicit the use of his shotgun to carry out the crime. In the middle of his story, somehow he was able to convince Special agent J.E. Heinrich of the State Bureau of Investigations that he had a Facebook text exchange regarding the shotgun on his phone. Donald Chalk who authorities identify as the allege witness, even showed SA Heinrich the text exchange on his cellphone, according to police records. So, following the witness’ lead regarding the plot theory, cops obtained search warrants for the Facebook accounts of the victim’s daughter and Shannon Nyamodi. The warrants were obtained and executed on August 27, 2012 by SA Heinrich, as you can see from his findings below, no records were found nor seized. However, take notice to how long it took the document to reach the county clerk’s office to be placed in the case file:

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North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations Special Agent J.E. Heinrich concluded After searching the Facebook accounts of Shannon Nyamodi and the victim’s daughter, who were allegedly plotting to kill her, the police official determined that ‘no records were located.

 

Heinrich’s Facebook search warrant findings establishes that D.J. Chalk had lied to police regarding his text exchange between Shannon Nyamodi. More importantly, what exactly did Heinrich see on D.J.’s cellphone? I have it right here. Heinrich claims in the Facebook search warrant application that D.J. Chalk accessed the text between him and Shannon, showed it to him, and that he only took note of it. His findings are so contradictory as to what he alleges to have seen, that it raises suspicion if Heinrich even wrote the search warrant application. I highly doubt it and I’ll explain why shortly. Take a look at an excerpt from the Facebook search warrant application describing Heinrich as having allegedly seen the text message exchange:

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This portion of the Facebook search warrant proves that authorities even told the judge that Heinrich had seen the text exchange, and probably was a deciding factor for the issuance of the warrant.

Heinrich’s Facebook search warrant findings doesn’t  just say that no records were found between D.J. and Shannon Nyamodi, but clearly indicates that there were no records found between Shannon and his allege co defendant either. Also, where are the text messages from the cellphones allegedly made between the pair? Shannon didn’t own a phone and with D.J. story crumbling, it’s hard to image authorities even pursuing charges against Shannon Nyamodi. It’s a bizarre tail (a lie) which was fabricated by individuals whom have been accused by various people within the community as having actually been the perpetrators who shot Rhonda MacClean, and who are also rumored to be related to the Franklin County Sheriff, Jerry Jones. Quite frankly, I wouldn’t even doubt it that Jones wrote the Facebook search warrant fabricating the eyewitness account offered by Donald D.J.Chalk.

The Facebook search warrant application is even written in third person, referring to Heinrich as a third party to the document. Most authors of such documents use possessive terms to describe themselves. Just because the application states that Heinrich is reporting that he actually saw the text exchange doesn’t mean he was the affiant to the document and did in fact actually saw it. Scroll back up in this article and take a look at Heinrich’s Facebook search warrant findings document again. Notice the area used for “items seized?” Heinrich specifically drew large lines all through that area on both pages, after writing “none.” Heinrich’s deliberately obscuring that area speaks volumes for several reasons. Firstly, it establishes his level of experience, as most seasoned officer know about or have experienced previous situations where their reports were altered after they had submitted it. Secondly, it seems that Heinrich knew how significant his findings were related to the allegations that Shannon Nyamodi had communicated on social media with his allege co defendant , and Donald “D.J.” Chalk, and made certain that the record would truly reflect his findings (smart cop) and prohibit his report from being altered after he submitted it.

Furthermore, it’s very suspicious that Heinrich’s Facebook search warrant findings document was submitted to the county clerk’s office nearly three months after he had actually executed the warrant. A source familiar with the case attempted to convince me that the officer’s delayed submission of the document is simply a casualty of police bureaucracy, due to the high volume of cases they handle on a daily basis. Now had Heinrich just simply been the person who executed the search warrant, such a perspective might be plausible. However, he was very familiar with the case. He conducted the interview with the witness who provided the “plot” theory, allegedly swore out the warrant for the Facebook accounts, and actually executed the search himself. I’m not buying the bureaucrat rationalization for the document’s delay being filed at the county clerk’s office.

In fact, county clerk officials have recently established that the Facebook search warrant document wasn’t even in the case file when it was transferred from District Court to Superior Court, and a clerk official who logged the file into the record remembers someone walking the document in after the clerk’s office had already previously received the case file (no District Court time stamp indicating that it had been filed with the District Court is present on the document). The three month disparity from the time that the findings of the Facebook search warrant were recorded, and the date that it was actually sworn before a clerk official drew special attention from clerk officials. The fact that the clerk’s office confirms that the document more than likely was never filed with the District Courts, raises serious concern and fairness issues for Shannon Nyamodi related to the manner in which Shannon Nyamodi was indicted and subsequently prosecuted for this crime.

This would also mean that the Grand jury or Judicial official who authorized the indictment was never presented with this document which in part, appears to be very exculpatory for this young defendant when considering the theory police developed regarding his allege “plot” to commit this crime. Heinrich’s findings in his report dismisses the entire conspiracy or plot theory, and it’s troubling that the document was suppressed by authorities in this case. It’s highly unfair, prejudicial, and would almost certainly elicit grounds for an appeal if Shannon Nyamodi were ever convicted of these crimes. Take a look at Shannon Nyamodi’s indictment record noting the area to the right highlight with yellow. He was actually indicted on October 04, 2012, an entire week after Heinrich had established that there was no compelling evidence that Shannon Nyamodi had communicated with his allege co defendant or D.J. Chalk:

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Shannon Nyamodi was indicted on October 04, 2012 a week after SA Heinrich had discovered that witness statements alleging that he communicated about the plot to commit the crime via text and Facebook were untrue. Heinrich made the discovery on August 27, 2012, plenty enough time for the document to have been presented to the court.

 

Now, it should be clear to everyone following this case how malicious and unfair the prosecution of Shannon Nyamodi actually is. How could any police official understanding the gravity and importance of such a document, wait so long before submitting it to the courts. Without supporting evidence detailing the conspiracy or plot, how was his arrest and indictment ever justified? Clearly there has been peculiar circumstances which appear to be deliberate to falsely convict this young defendant, but when we consider Shannon Nyamodi was willing to die for his country by serving in the military we can’t overlook just exactly how unjust this entire story really is. “It’s not the deeds of bad people, but the silence of good people” that makes this case an American tragedy. Our hearts go out to a little brown boy name Shannon Nyamodi. May God be with you now and forever! stay strong young Lion!

To Be Continued ..

 

 

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Most of us still remember our youthful days when we were in high school preparing for graduation, trying to decide what we wanted to do with our lives, and enjoying the newly found freedoms of adulthood. Well, when young Shannon Nyamodi graduated in May of 2012 he had made up his mind that he wanted to serve  our country, while helping to defend democracy, and was scheduled to join the U.S. Marine Corp. The teen had scored high enough to actually enlist in the Air Force, but settled on joining his friends who already were headed toward a “jarhead” life. His mother says that Shannon wanted to be among friends in boot camp and that was the determining factor for which branch of the military he would join.

The process is slow upon passing testing, physical examination, and waiting on orders prior to being ship to a military installation to begin basic training. So, young Shannon got a job as an electrical assistant until the time came around for him to start a career in the U.S. Armed Forces. The ambitious teen was also a talented musician who had showed prowess as a bassist earlier on during his childhood. Shannon worked and played in a local band when he wasn’t working. Much of his spare time was spent between a girlfriend he’d been seeing for a number of years, and hanging out with one of his best friends (Mike young). Shannon was a regular at the Young’s home in the small quiet town of Youngsville, North Carolina. According to sources, Shannon was seen as a member of the family. An elder female in the Young home needed assistance quite frequently due to health related issues, and when a member of the family was unavailable Shannon often volunteered to look after her when he had free time.

Elizabeth Crudup (Shannon’s mother) says her son had a good heart, loved animals, and was a very trusting person. Apparently, the Young family held Shannon in the same light, as Shannon often stayed at their home over night. Shannon would sleep in a truck in the front yard when he didn’t travel back to his mom’s home all the way in Harnett County. Many people confused Shannon out in the truck with being homeless. but Shannon comes from a close knit family who raised him with strong moral ideologies. Crudup also said that her son was a trouble free kid, and she couldn’t remember him ever talking back to her, engaged in negative discourse or arguing with anyone. Needless to say, the night she received a phone call and informed that Shannon had been locked up, she was shocked, frightened, and completely unaware of the nightmare that her family would endure.

Crudup went on to say, that although Shannon never gave her any problems while she raised him, her son, and children in general are not perfect. She responded to the jail anticipating to hear the worst about her son. When she arrived she immediately asked what he was charged with and was told by a police official, “Well, we know he did something. Let him tell you what he did.” When Crudup made eye contact with her son he shouted “Mom you know I didn’t do what they say I did.” That’s when she learned that he was accused of shooting a woman in the face at point blank range. Like most mothers, Crudup says she has a knack for determining when her kids are being truthful or not, and she said her son’s demeanor didn’t reveal any deception on his part to her. She believed that it was all a misunderstanding and felt the matter would be resolved. As time went on she became suspicious of the charges filed against Shannon. She began to speak with people within the Youngsville community who were there the night of the shooting.

Information she obtained from witnesses confused her and she became concerned why police even charged her son with the crime. Several people revealed that a white male was seen fleeing the scene shortly after the shooting took place, and they told the police this that night. Crudup says that when she travels in the community, people ask her if she is Shannon’s mom. They almost always follow that question up with, “You know he didn’t do it right?” Others have informed her of who the real alleged perpetrators were that shot Rhonda MacClean in the face that night. Crudup says that people in the community have told her that Donald Chalk and his brother Steven Chalk were actually the cowards who shot her. Crudup has also continuously been advised that the two brothers have been terrorizing the community, committing violent crimes such as robbery, other shootings, and drug soliciting. When she inquired as to why no one has notified police regarding the pair, she was informed that everyone was afraid to do so because they were related to Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones.

Armed with this disturbing information, she began launching a campaign to free her son from the criminal charges that he faced. She created a website to garner support for Shannon’s cause (Free Shannon Nyamodi) Crudup was able to obtain support from various blogs and other media sources to help her with Shannon’s fight to regain his freedom. Once TPC obtained the criminal case file it was clear that something was drastically wrong with the entire case against this young man. One police officer appears to have honed right in on Shannon from the very start. When Youngsville police Lt. Little arrived on the scene he was told by shannon that he had seen a man running away from 109 Shearin Court (actual crime scene) with a gun. Lt. Little asked Shannon where he was and was told by Shannon that he was asleep in the truck. Little probably became suspicious of the teen without even knowing the relationship Shannon had with the Young family whose truck he often slept in while hanging out with his friend.

Little didn’t even believe Shannon was staying in the truck. He verified Shannon’s account by asking the grandmother of the Young’s home who he was and if he lived there. Shannon Nyamodi was already guilty in the eyes of a white police officer, who obviously was concerned that a black man was in a relatively white neighborhood, and at the scene of a serious violent crime. Take a look at an excerpt from Lt. little’s police report from that night below:

Littlereport.jpg

Notice Lt. Little hones right in on establishig who Shannon Nyamodi was.

No where in Lt. little’s report does he mention that he attempted to verify who anyone else was, or if they lived there (in other words everyone else belonged there because they were white). The victim repeatedly advised police that her daughter was involved. She told police that she heard her fifteen ear old daughter say “she’s dead, the money is upstairs, come on hurry up.” Shannon Nyamodi was still at the scene, in fact when the cops arrived it was Shannon who led them to the victim’s location. When police filed their reports that night, they all collectively determined that the suspected shooter was no longer at the scene, and the reports don’t indicate that the victim (Rhonda MacClean) ever told cops that Shannon was the person who shot her.

Strangely though, just ten hours later Shannon would be charged with the crime. Police described the shooting as a “murder for hire” scheme between Shannon and the victim’s teen daughter. They had no DNA, no finger prints, and allegedly only had a bloody shirt. We know that none of these traceable elements of forensic evidence were available to them by the time Shannon was arrested at 3:10 p.m. that same day because the DNA swabs were taken from him on August 17, 2012 a day after the crime. Shannon didn’t have a criminal past, so that meant they only got his finger print profile after he was arrested, and according to witnesses, the bloody shirt was retrieved from the truck where he slept in the Young’s family yard several weeks after the crime by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations (SBI). It’s just simply very doubtful that authorities had sufficient probable cause to arrest Shannon for the crime in a such short period of time.

Moreover, the entire he said she said, song and dance story that cops eventually would use to create the theory that Shannon had conspired with the victim’s daughter, was first made known to them at 4:30 p.m. on August 17, 2012, and over 24 hours after Shannon had already been arrested and charged with the crime. Ironically, Lt/ Little (the same cop who honed in on Shannon from the very start) is provided with a statement from a anonymous source who says he knows someone who knew about the plot to kill Rhonda MacClean, between her daughter and Shannon Nyamodi. Although Lt. Little’s entire police report is composed on a form meant to add more information to a previously written report (Supplementary Investigation report), he submits it on August 19, 2012. three days after the crime, and while Shannon was arrested. Now, it’s not advisable for police officials to submit reports in a delayed fashion (days after the crime) which typically cause personnel to forget details, but it just drives home the point that authorities didn’t have this information pertaining to the allege plot until after Shannon was locked up. Take a look at an excerpt from Lt. Little’s official report where he establishes that a confidential informant (CI) advises him of the plot  below:

Littlereport2

A portion of Lt. Little’s report describing the plot theory by a persons name which is redacted from the report.

The interesting thing is that when cops finally caught up with the witness who supposedly knew about the plot to kill Rhonda MacClean, he lied to police about Shannon supposedly attempting to solicit the use of his shotgun to carry out the crime. In the middle of his story, somehow he was able to convince Special agent J.E. Heinrich of the State Bureau of Investigations that he had a Facebook text exchange regarding the shotgun on his phone. Donald Chalk who authorities identify as the allege witness, even showed SA Heinrich the text exchange on his cellphone, according to police records. So, following the witness’ lead regarding the plot theory, cops obtained search warrants for the Facebook accounts of the victim’s daughter and Shannon Nyamodi. The warrants were obtained and executed on August 27, 2012 by SA Heinrich, as you can see from his findings below, no records were found nor seized. However, take notice to how long it took the document to reach the county clerk’s office to be placed in the case file:

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North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations Special Agent J.E. Heinrich concluded After searching the Facebook accounts of Shannon Nyamodi and the victim’s daughter, who were allegedly plotting to kill her, the police official determined that ‘no records were located.

 

Heinrich’s Facebook search warrant findings establishes that D.J. Chalk had lied to police regarding his text exchange between Shannon Nyamodi. More importantly, what exactly did Heinrich see on D.J.’s cellphone? I have it right here. Heinrich claims in the Facebook search warrant application that D.J. Chalk accessed the text between him and Shannon, showed it to him, and that he only took note of it. His findings are so contradictory as to what he alleges to have seen, that it raises suspicion if Heinrich even wrote the search warrant application. I highly doubt it and I’ll explain why shortly. Take a look at an excerpt from the Facebook search warrant application describing Heinrich as having allegedly seen the text message exchange:

FBSW

This portion of the Facebook search warrant proves that authorities even told the judge that Heinrich had seen the text exchange, and probably was a deciding factor for the issuance of the warrant.

Heinrich’s Facebook search warrant findings doesn’t  just say that no records were found between D.J. and Shannon Nyamodi, but clearly indicates that there were no records found between Shannon and his allege co defendant either. Also, where are the text messages from the cellphones allegedly made between the pair? Shannon didn’t own a phone and with D.J. story crumbling, it’s hard to image authorities even pursuing charges against Shannon Nyamodi. It’s a bizarre tail (a lie) which was fabricated by individuals whom have been accused by various people within the community as having actually been the perpetrators who shot Rhonda MacClean, and who are also rumored to be related to the Franklin County Sheriff, Jerry Jones. Quite frankly, I wouldn’t even doubt it that Jones wrote the Facebook search warrant fabricating the eyewitness account offered by Donald D.J.Chalk.

The Facebook search warrant application is even written in third person, referring to Heinrich as a third party to the document. Most authors of such documents use possessive terms to describe themselves. Just because the application states that Heinrich is reporting that he actually saw the text exchange doesn’t mean he was the affiant to the document and did in fact actually saw it. Scroll back up in this article and take a look at Heinrich’s Facebook search warrant findings document again. Notice the area used for “items seized?” Heinrich specifically drew large lines all through that area on both pages, after writing “none.” Heinrich’s deliberately obscuring that area speaks volumes for several reasons. Firstly, it establishes his level of experience, as most seasoned officer know about or have experienced previous situations where their reports were altered after they had submitted it. Secondly, it seems that Heinrich knew how significant his findings were related to the allegations that Shannon Nyamodi had communicated on social media with his allege co defendant , and Donald “D.J.” Chalk, and made certain that the record would truly reflect his findings (smart cop) and prohibit his report from being altered after he submitted it.

Furthermore, it’s very suspicious that Heinrich’s Facebook search warrant findings document was submitted to the county clerk’s office nearly three months after he had actually executed the warrant. A source familiar with the case attempted to convince me that the officer’s delayed submission of the document is simply a casualty of police bureaucracy, due to the high volume of cases they handle on a daily basis. Now had Heinrich just simply been the person who executed the search warrant, such a perspective might be plausible. However, he was very familiar with the case. He conducted the interview with the witness who provided the “plot” theory, allegedly swore out the warrant for the Facebook accounts, and actually executed the search himself. I’m not buying the bureaucrat rationalization for the document’s delay being filed at the county clerk’s office.

In fact, county clerk officials have recently established that the Facebook search warrant document wasn’t even in the case file when it was transferred from District Court to Superior Court, and a clerk official who logged the file into the record remembers someone walking the document in after the clerk’s office had already previously received the case file (no District Court time stamp indicating that it had been filed with the District Court is present on the document). The three month disparity from the time that the findings of the Facebook search warrant were recorded, and the date that it was actually sworn before a clerk official drew special attention from clerk officials. The fact that the clerk’s office confirms that the document more than likely was never filed with the District Courts, raises serious concern and fairness issues for Shannon Nyamodi related to the manner in which Shannon Nyamodi was indicted and subsequently prosecuted for this crime.

This would also mean that the Grand jury or Judicial official who authorized the indictment was never presented with this document which in part, appears to be very exculpatory for this young defendant when considering the theory police developed regarding his allege “plot” to commit this crime. Heinrich’s findings in his report dismisses the entire conspiracy or plot theory, and it’s troubling that the document was suppressed by authorities in this case. It’s highly unfair, prejudicial, and would almost certainly elicit grounds for an appeal if Shannon Nyamodi were ever convicted of these crimes. Take a look at Shannon Nyamodi’s indictment record noting the area to the right highlight with yellow. He was actually indicted on October 04, 2012, an entire week after Heinrich had established that there was no compelling evidence that Shannon Nyamodi had communicated with his allege co defendant or D.J. Chalk:

indictment

Shannon Nyamodi was indicted on October 04, 2012 a week after SA Heinrich had discovered that witness statements alleging that he communicated about the plot to commit the crime via text and Facebook were untrue. Heinrich made the discovery on August 27, 2012, plenty enough time for the document to have been presented to the court.

 

Now, it should be clear to everyone following this case how malicious and unfair the prosecution of Shannon Nyamodi actually is. How could any police official understanding the gravity and importance of such a document, wait so long before submitting it to the courts. Without supporting evidence detailing the conspiracy or plot, how was his arrest and indictment ever justified? Clearly there has been peculiar circumstances which appear to be deliberate to falsely convict this young defendant, but when we consider Shannon Nyamodi was willing to die for his country by serving in the military we can’t overlook just exactly how unjust this entire story really is. “It’s not the deeds of bad people, but the silence of good people” that makes this case an American tragedy. Our hearts go out to a little brown boy name Shannon Nyamodi. May God be with you now and forever! stay strong young Lion!

To Be Continued ..

 

 

The People’s Champion

I’m David Adams

 

 

David Adams

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