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Byrd and Melanie Billings Killed in their home under very strange circumstances - multiple suspects in custody.


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Old 01-10-2011, 06:52 PM
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Wayne Coldiron Trial

Jury selection begins in Billings case
Kris Wernowsky • kwernowsky@pnj.com • January 10, 2011
snip* Circuit Judge Nick Geeker is scheduled to begin hearing opening statements Tuesday morning.
http://www.pnj.com/article/20110110/...-Billings-case
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:35 AM
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*snip* Eight women and five men were chosen to decide Wayne Coldiron's fate.
http://www.weartv.com/newsroom/top_s...id_13152.shtml
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:45 AM
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*snip* Billings Murder: Opening Statements In Second Trial Underway
"He had no way out," the defense attorney told jurors, trying to convince the jury that Coldiron believed he'd be killed if he backed out of the home invasion.
http://www.wkrg.com/alabama/article/...2011_10-17-am/
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:53 AM
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*snip* Coldiron too afraid to back out
Kris Wernowsky • kwernowsky@pnj.com • January 11, 2011
The prosecution will play a statement taken from Coldiron’s initial interview with investigators. “From the lips of Mr. Coldiron, he utters the words, ‘It’s not going to help me. I’m afraid if I tell everything I know, I’m going to jail for the rest of my life for murder,’” Molchan said.
http://www.pnj.com/article/20110111/...id-to-back-out
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:55 PM
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Coldiron trial photos
Second Villing Trial Begins
http://www.pnj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gal...1110802&Ref=PH
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:13 PM
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http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/bill...ldiron-begins-
*snip* Carol Brandt, who was once married to the accused getaway driver Leonard Gonzalez Senior testified Coldiron had been at her home the day of the murders with Gonzalez and his son Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, junior.
Brandt testified Coldiron didn't want to go.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:37 AM
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He feared for his life, Coldiron lawyer says
Kris Wernowsky • kwernowsky@pnj.com • January 12, 2011
*snip* Lerman said Coldiron was too afraid to back out of the robbery after talk circulated that the players involved had mafia, drug and money laundering connections.
http://www.pnj.com/article/20110112/...on-lawyer-says

This theme comes up time and time again. Is there an element of truth in this, or was LPG, Jr. spinning his tales while being quite convincing?
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:42 AM
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PENSACOLA, Florida (WALA) - The trial for the second suspect on trial for the murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings is entering the next phase. A judge is expected to give instructions to the jury Friday morning, so deliberations can begin in Wayne Coldiron’s murder trial.

The prosecution and the defense rested their case Thursday. The trial began on Monday.

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http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/crim...coldiron-trial
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:10 AM
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Coldiron "They Threatened to Shoot My Old Lady
*snip* “You know these people got big guns,” Coldiron said.
“We know that,” Guy said.
“I didn’t know what we going on,” Coldiron said. “They threatened to shoot my old lady.”

http://www.pnj.com/article/20110113/...t-my-old-lady-

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Old 01-14-2011, 02:21 PM
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Jury Deliberates in Coldiron Trial
Friday, January 14 2011, 12:55 PM EST
*snip* The jury is deliberating right now in the Wayne Coldiron murder trial....
http://www.weartv.com/newsroom/top_s...id_13255.shtml
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:29 PM
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daisy7, thanks for correcting the link on #9.

I was wondering where all the sleuthers have gone?? For personal reasons, I know that I lost a lot of interest after the People Magazine article, but I still want to follow the trials. I'm disappointed that media chose to just show parts of courtroom video rather than the entire proceeding!
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There definitely is a lack of media for this trial. I didn't even know his trial was this week, until I heard about it on the radio this morning and I'm local to this case

Then I came here and saw you had started a thread, which I didn't read until today.

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Old 01-14-2011, 06:58 PM
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GUILTY: Wayne Coldiron Convicted In Billings’ Murder
by Jessica Taloney
Last Updated: Fri, January 14, 2011 - 3:59 pm CST
*snip* Circuit Judge Nick Geeker has sentenced Wayne Coldiron to two life sentences for the murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings. Coldiron was also sentenced to a 15 year concurrent sentence for the home invasion robbery.

http://www.wkrg.com/crime/article/ve...-2011_3-59-pm/
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Coldiron's Verdict
http://www.weartv.com/newsroom/top_s...id_13267.shtml
(audio report)

In this report, they make reference to his criminal history. I have read about one where he'd gotten into a fight with the police being called and he manned up and said yes I did it but the guy refused medical attention and later died that night. As I recall, that happened in TN. I don't recall anything about a father-in-law. Does anyone else?
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:21 AM
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Coldiron's Verdict
http://www.weartv.com/newsroom/top_s...id_13267.shtml
(audio report)

In this report, they make reference to his criminal history. I have read about one where he'd gotten into a fight with the police being called and he manned up and said yes I did it but the guy refused medical attention and later died that night. As I recall, that happened in TN. I don't recall anything about a father-in-law. Does anyone else?
Found a link, but I believe the author meant to say Wayne not William: http://www.wkrg.com/crime/article/co...-2009_7-30-pm/
*snip* William Coldiron and Terry Corbett argued on Dec. 13,
1992, at a home in Russellville. Corbett, who at first refused
hospital treatment after Coldiron notified authorities, later died.
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http://www.pnj.com/article/20110114/...ilty-gets-life
Look at the caption beneath the photo: * snip* Coldiron was found guilty of the murders of Rob and Melanie Billings...

Who's Rob?? Geesh!
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:31 PM
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I saw a documentary recently about the trial of a Pensacola car dealer named Samuels who hired a hit on his very recently remarried exwife and mother of his 3 young children. She survived, although quadriplegic, and testified against him at trial, putting him prison for life. His commented that the only mistake he made was marrying the wrong women. It seemed that he thought he had a HUGE pass to do anything he wanted in Pensacola.

What I am wondering is if he had any connections to the car dealers that have been involved in the Billings murder.
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