by Jim Parks “Legendary”
Tales of claim jumping and murder are a common accompaniment to the boom town bustle of any gold rush.
The black gold oil boom of the new millennium in Leon and Madison Counties, two rural communities on the road between Dallas and Houston, is no exception.
The body of litigation on appeal at the Waco 10th Court of Appeals represents a struggle over the rights guaranteed the plaintiffs by the First Amendment, according to the suit.
The political backdrop to this is a concerted effort by law enforcement nationwide to disarm the American public through unconstitutional means contrary to the provisions of the Second Amendment and the Declaration of Rights stated in Article One of the Texas Constitution.
The truth is, elements of the nation’s new standing army – militarized police officers acting in concert with courts and financial institutions – appear to be in full practice of the art of political assassination for profit.
Four persons who fell under alleged attack by political assassins sanctioned by law enforcement and courts in the political subdivision of Leon County, Texas, are proof that if you don’t have the right to self defense through deadly force backed by a legal right to keep and bear arms, you don’t have any First Amendment rights, either.
In fact, if you don’t have the right to self defense when the government gets violent and gets stupid, you don’t have any rights whatsoever – even if you’re willing to fight for them.
In recent years, families of law enforcement officers have allegedly assassinated four persons on Pleasant Ridge, a community located seven miles from Centerville, Leon County, Texas, in order to strip the heirs of a law enforcement family of their right to inherit the petroleum and gas rights to an estate connected to the family of Leon County Sheriff Ben Lee, whose administration spanned a period from the late thirties until 1963.
In each of the four cases of questionable death labeled suicide by the sole authority of investigating officers, the claim is that there were no reports of homicide, they received no 911 calls reporting muder, and no records are available.
The children of Janice Wilhelm were able to obtain what records they have uncovered in the contest of her will through subpoena power after the steadfast denial those records ever in fact existed.
The grandson of sawmill operator Morris Robeson, Wayne Farmer, a law enforcement officer along with his sister Janice Davis contested the will admitted to probate by the County Judge, who along with the bank teller who inherited the estate, and the County Sheriff who cleared her death by exception as a suicide, have entered a counterclaim to her children’s suit in order to find out what information the plaintiffs have been able to obtain, is fighting in District Court for his First Amendment right to associate with whom he chooses, to seek redress from the government for his grievances, and to express freely his disagreements with public officials – all rights guaranteed by Article One of the Texas Constitution and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
People are not sacks of garbage, and in any case, God does not make rubbish. When they are found dead in questionable circumstances in the presence of only one person, the cause of their demise deserves a thorough investigation.
Courts and law enforcement officials in the political subdivision of Leon County, Texas, have so far stonewalled any such investigation.
These are the people who have allegedly fallen prey to an assassin’s bullet within a square mile of the oil well that produced hundreds of thousands of dollars of income annually following the death of Janice Wilhelm, their mother.
According to the children of Janice Wilhelm, who seek by due process of law to reverse the admission to probate of her mother’s estate by what they allege is a fraudulent will executed by Gerald Wilhelm, a man they do not trust:
1) Melissa Douget Pierce, 26, succumbed to a single gunshot wound on June 7, 1986. Her father, Gene Douget, a retired Houston firefighter, served two terms as Leon County Judge after serving on the Cut And Shoot City Council and as Mayor. He was the beleaguered subject of accusations he had sexually molested his daughter Melissa, as well as sexual harassment of county employees during his tenure as judge.
When Judge Douget found his daughter dead of a single gunshot wound at her home, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office ruled her death a suicide on sight.
2) Deputies ruled Sawmill operator Morris Robeson, at one time the largest employer in Leon County, a victim of suicide the day he was found dead by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. An octogenarian with deteriorating spinal discs, he was termed by experts to be incapable to holding a firearm in an awkward position in order to shoot himself in the back of the head due to motor skill damage caused by a stroke he suffered in 1998.
A neighbor, Highway Patrolman Joe Weaver, told family members that “they”, the Sheriff’s Officers, did not expect to see him when they arrived at the scene of Robeson’s death, and that he surmised the wound was the result of a homicide, and not a case of suicide. He requested a full investigation because, according response to public information act requests submitted to the Sheriff’s Department, there was no 9-1-1 call and no written police report.
3) Joe Luis Weaver came home to at Pleasant Ridge in Leon County at the end of his DPS career. He was first to arrive at the alleged suicide of Morris Robeson.
Weaver asked family members if they knew where Gerald Wilhelm was at the time of Robeson’s alleged suicide.
He allegedly committed suicide amid the drama of his wife and children heading to nearby Madisonville after a stepdaughter told a school counselor Weaver had sexually molested her. When his wife summoned the Sheriff by phone, he allegedly arrived just in time to see Weaver emerge from the barn and shoot himself in the head with his service revolver.
Sheriff Mike Price reported there was no 9-1-1 call and no crime scene report, but a redacted document he authored in 2008 later emerged.
4) Janice Wilhelm allegedly shot herself in the neck with a 45 caliber semiautomatic pistol, according to Gerald Wilhelm, who phoned 9-1-1 to say, “I think my wife just shot herself…” after awakening when the shot rang out.
He said he thought she had killed herself because she was out of painkiller medication, but crime scene photos show an ample supply was on a table at her elbow next to her chair.
In the lawsuit questioning her suicide and the authenticity of her will probated by Gerald Wilhelm, her children have enumerated these alleged “incriminating details” gleaned from the crime scene.
* On the chair where Wilhelm sat, there is a grocery list, with prescriptions noted.
* There is a pool of coagulated blood under the chair.
* Her hands are under a blanket, even though the shot she allegedly fired severed her spinal cord and the shattered the seventh cervical vertebrae of her spine.
* The alleged “suicide” weapon is located 8 feet from the chair.
* The spent shell casing ejected by the pistol is behind a sofa, covered by a red cup.
* The Sheriff’s Office denies there was any gunshot residue test done on her hands, though the autopsy report states “gun powder residue kit GPRS returned to Leon County Sheriff’s Office and a funeral home staff member said he saw them perform the test.
* Dr. Vincent Di Maio, former Medical Examiner in Dallas and Bexar Counties, concluded from his study of the crime scene and the autopsy report that the true cause of death was homicide. One glaring piece of evidence he produced was a surgical report giving the details of the removal of a massive tumor on her left shoulder which left her motor nerves so damaged she would have been incapable of lifting the gun to the upside down position it would have been necessary to hold it in order to fire the shot that killed her instantly.
– The floggings will continue until morale improves