Second Update: Bombshell Announcement Coming in Fitzpatrick Case at 3:30 EDT pb


by Sharon Rondeau

The Abel Danger radio show airs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. CT. On Tuesday, a special edition of the show will air at 2:30 EDT/1:30 CDT for approximately 30 minutes.

(Aug. 12, 2014) — The Post & Email’s editor will be a guest on a special edition of “Abel Danger” at 2:30 EDT on Tuesday to reveal a major development in the case of State of Tennessee v. Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, 14-CR-69, which was decided on June 24, 2014.

Fitzpatrick was convicted of “aggravated perjury” and “extortion” without an accuser after attempting to submit a petition alleging wrongdoing on the part of public servants to the McMinn County, TN grand jury.

On Monday, a state parole officer stated in her pre-sentencing report that “There are no victims in the case of 14-CR-69.”  The report also revealed an “investigation” which had not been presented during the trial.

On Tuesday morning, The Post & Email called the office of Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood, who is scheduled to sentence Fitzpatrick on August 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the McMinn County courthouse, reaching Blackwood’s voice mail.  We asked how he expects to sentence Fitzpatrick when there was no victim in the case.  “Constitutionally, there must be a victim, or there is no crime,” we said.  We then reiterated that we would be contacting the U.S. House and Senate Judiciary Committees to further expose “anomalies” within the Tennessee courts, and specifically the Fitzpatrick case.

Last week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a habeas corpus appeal filed on Fitzpatrick’s behalf after irregularly receiving it from the U.S. District Court in Knoxville.  Judge Leon Jordan denied the habeas petition on March 18, the same day on which Fitzpatrick was arrested after waiting for four hours outside of the court clerk’s office quietly reading a book entitled “The Last Juror” by John Grisham.

As of press time at 12:35 EDT, we have not received a response from Blackwood’s office by email or telephone.

Abel Danger is hosted by LTC Field McConnell (Ret.), who has committed to traveling to Athens, TN on August 17 and arranged a prayer breakfast and barbecue on the 18th prior to Fitzpatrick’s scheduled sentencing on the 19th.  Livestreaming of his show is available here.

This story was updated at 2:00 p.m. EDT to reflect the change in time for the show.

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