The town of Coalinga, CA decided to bet it’s future on building a prison. The town lost the bet and the prison sat unused. Nothing was gained but debt to the community. The city council decided to the sell the prison for over $4,000,000.00 to a company in Southern California that grows and produces medical marijuana. Now a place that would have housed offenders of the various marijuana related criminal statutes will in fact be a home to the production of the medical marijuana products. According to the article at the link below at least 100 jobs have already been created. It appears that the ability of municipalities and states to generate cash from marijuana will do more to drive the move to legalize it than anything else.
On a hot, sunny Saturday morning three years ago today, Leila Fowler was brutally murdered in her home on Rippon Road in Valley Springs, CA. Calaveras County believes the killer is behind bars despite the remarkable lack of evidence to support that conviction.
We honor Leila by continuing to search for the real killer and interviews with witnesses we were unable to reach have been conducted as recently as yesterday evening.
If anyone has any information they believe was overlooked or never followed up on please let us know.
Throughout the Leila Fowler murder investigation and trial, the prosecution relied heavily on the fact that no one saw anyone go into or away from the Fowler house on the morning of Leila’s murder. No one heard any screams either. Therefore, Isiah Fowler (the only person known to have been in the house at the same time) must be guilty. His story of an intruder killing his sister must be false. No one could get into and out of the house without being seen.
For example, on Saturday February 13, 2016 Lodi, CA police were called to a house in a tightly spaced development on the 2300 block of Woodlake Circle, after a relative found the body of 74 year Dorothy Wiederrich. Ms. Wiederrich was stabbed to death. Neighbors did not call the police because they didn’t see or hear anything. Someone got in, brutally killed this woman and then escaped and no one saw or heard a thing.
It happened in Valley Springs, CA. It just happened in Lodi, CA.
It can happen anywhere.
The next class on how to conduct your own searches for people and other information will be onThursday, November 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM. The address is 1111 Howe Ave., Sacramento, CA. Seating is limited, so sign up now. For more information and on-line registration go to http://www.learningexchange.com/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=57442&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0.
I look forward to seeing you there.
At long last and despite horrendous fires in Calaveras County the Leila Fowler trial will go forward tomorrow as scheduled.
Although the Leila Fowler trial is scheduled to start on September 15 our immediate concern is for all the people in Amador and Calaveras counties who are already displaced by the Butte fire and who are in danger of becoming displaced. We all hope that things calm down as quickly as possible.
Due scheduling conflicts and continued testing of key physical evidence, the trial date in the Leila Fowler murder case was moved from August 5, 2015 to September 15, 2015.