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    J. Wood AKA Mr. Mantis, Manatee, etc.

    Jr. described him as part of the group that wanted Bud Billings "whacked." In the investigative reports, he is labeled as "role unknown," instead of witness or suspect.

    I think he deserves his own thread. His very bizarre statement begins at page 25 of the below .pdf:

    http://media2.fox10tv.com/billings/PublicRecord2.pdf

    After learning from this case that confessions are exempt from being released under Sunshine, I wonder why almost all of page 30 of the .pdf has been blanked out?

    And, LE apparently thought he was the Zaxby's guy?

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    Daisy I was wondering why most of pg 30 was gone also. I never thought about a confession. I suspect he would not confess that he has ever done anything. I am sure that he would not be able to remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisy7 View Post
    And, LE apparently thought he was the Zaxby's guy?

    The guy that was seen with Wiggins at Zaxby's definitely isn't Jerry. I'm not sure why the police thought that.

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    Daisy,
    Thanks for starting this thread. I didn't know how to do that, but he is my vote for one of the most bizarre characters in this horrendous escapade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkinablueworld View Post
    Daisy,
    Thanks for starting this thread. I didn't know how to do that, but he is my vote for one of the most bizarre characters in this horrendous escapade.
    To start a thread, just go to the main page of this forum

    Byrd and Melanie Billings - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Scroll down to the bottom and click the "New Thread" button on the left-hand side of the page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexus116 View Post
    The guy that was seen with Wiggins at Zaxby's definitely isn't Jerry. I'm not sure why the police thought that.
    I don't have the quote exactly, but they said the heard this from the newspaper. Could have just been from a comment on PNJ?

    Hope you're looking out for that yellow jeep around town, like I am

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    Lets start with the facts we know:

    * Worked in the auto industry (as what?)
    * Invested money in LPG's karate studio (why would he do that?)
    * Took Karate lessons from Poff's studio
    * Started a couple of businesses PHOENIX COACHES and MANTIS FUNDING CORPORATION
    * Has known LPG 15 years.
    * Long-time friend of Hugh Wiggins (longer than he's known LPG)
    * Don Asper is son-in-law
    * Divorced Monica Ann Wood (Monica Ann Quinlan) in 1998.
    * 2 arrests for domestic violence in SR county.


    Do we know anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene View Post
    Lets start with the facts we know:

    * Worked in the auto industry (as what?)
    * Invested money in LPG's karate studio (why would he do that?)
    * Took Karate lessons from Poff's studio
    * Started a couple of businesses PHOENIX COACHES and MANTIS FUNDING CORPORATION
    * Has known LPG 15 years.
    * Long-time friend of Hugh Wiggins (longer than he's known LPG)
    * Don Asper is son-in-law
    * Divorced Monica Ann Wood (Monica Ann Quinlan) in 1998.
    * 2 arrests for domestic violence in SR county.


    Do we know anything else?
    * Serious medical issues that require in home nurse.
    * He's racist to the point he ran an old friend off his property for bringing black men to his hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene View Post
    Lets start with the facts we know:

    * Worked in the auto industry (as what?)
    * Invested money in LPG's karate studio (why would he do that?)
    * Took Karate lessons from Poff's studio
    * Started a couple of businesses PHOENIX COACHES and MANTIS FUNDING CORPORATION
    * Has known LPG 15 years.
    * Long-time friend of Hugh Wiggins (longer than he's known LPG)
    * Don Asper is son-in-law
    * Divorced Monica Ann Wood (Monica Ann Quinlan) in 1998.
    * 2 arrests for domestic violence in SR county.


    Do we know anything else?
    * has memory problems "possibly selective memory"
    * such a good friend of LPG jr that he invests in the karate studio, but starts a company to protect himself from LPG jr's debts, knowing that LPG jr will not pay his bills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martini View Post
    I have been reading different statements in the transcripts that he is now passed away but I can't find anything online that verifies this fact.
    Passed Away. As in dead, of death? I looked in the on line obits and nothing there. His statement to the Sheriff was July 30th.


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    Where exactly did Jerry Woods live? Which town?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Muffet View Post
    Where exactly did Jerry Woods live? Which town?
    Gukf Breeze, FL.

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    It is possible that the Mantis in the transcript isn't Jerry Wood, right?

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    I guess I'm really wondering if Wood aka Mantis is also Manatee. Are we sure Manetee is just a misspelling of Mantis?

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    This may not be the right place to ask this, but JDW claims that PG JR was prescribed Lithium recently. Do we have any other statements that I may have missed about him being prescribed psychiatric drugs?

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