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YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy. Det. T. Armstrong
Incident No.: 000171-14A-2012
Case Description: Philip Fontaine Homicide

 

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DATE SEARCH WARRANT RECEIVED

February 24, 2012

DATE AND TIME WARRANT EXECUTED

February 25, 2012

at 8:00 a.m.

COPY OF WARRANT AND RECEIPT FOR ITEMS LEFT WITH

on premises

910 Lincoln Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

INVENTORY IN THE PRESENCE OF

Det. Ted Armstrong and Det. Sam Murphy of the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department, and Bruno Coleman, property owner.

 

I received the attached search warrant February 24, 2012 and have executed it as follows:

On February 25, 2012 at 8:00 a.m., I searched the person or premises described in the warrant and left a copy of the warrant with Bruno Coleman, property owner.

 

INVENTORY OF PERSON OR PROPERTY TAKEN PURSUANT TO THE WARRANT

Residence

  • 000171-12: One (1) pair of men's cotton pants, khaki with dark reddish-brown stains
  • 000171-13: One (1) men's long-sleeved cashmere sweater, green with dark stains
  • 000171-14: One (1) men's cotton undershirt, white with reddish-brown stains
  • 000171-15: One (1) pair of men's athletic shoes, white with blue, size 10
  • 000171-16: One (1) pair of men's athletic shoes, white with red, size 10

Biological Samples

  • 000171-17 through 000171-18: Two (2) hair samples from Bruno Coleman
  • 000171-19 through 000171-20: Two (2) blood samples from Bruno Coleman
  • 000171-21 through 000171-22: Two (2) standard fingerprint cards with full fingerprint sets from Bruno Coleman

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I swear that this inventory is a true and detailed account of the person or property taken by me on the warrant.

//Sam Murphy
Detective - Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department

Subscribed, sworn to, and returned before me this 27th day of February, 2012.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge

 

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Yoknapatawpha County Court

in the

State of Mississippi

In the matter of the search of:

SEARCH WARRANT

910 Lincoln Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

Case Number: 000171-14A-2012

To Detective Sam Murphy and any Authorized Officer of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

Affidavit(s) having been made before me by Detective Sam Murphy

who has reason to believe that on the premises known as

910 Lincoln Avenue, Oxford, MS which is a free-standing, two-story single-family home, shown by public record as owned by Bruno Coleman;

in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, there is now concealed a person or property, namely

Men's athletic shoes, size 8-11; clothing, shoes or other items with apparent bloodstains; U.S. paper currency totaling up to $15,000.00 with serial numbers matching those detailed in Appendix A;

and as I am satisfied that there is probable cause to believe that the person or property so described is now concealed on the person or premises above described and that grounds for application for issuance of the search warrant exist as stated in the supporting affidavit(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to search on or before March 1, 2012 (not to exceed 10 days) the person or property specified, serving this warrant and making the search in the daytime (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). If the person or property be found there seize same, leaving a copy of this warrant and receipt for the person or property taken and prepare a written inventory of the person or property seized and promptly return this warrant to US Judge or Magistrate,

At Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi

Dated this 24th day of February, 2012 at 3:40 p.m.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge

 

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Yoknapatawpha County Court

in the

State of Mississippi

In the matter of the search of:

SEARCH WARRANT

910 Lincoln Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

Case Number: 000171-14A-2012

To Detective Sam Murphy and any Authorized Officer of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

Affidavit(s) having been made before me by Detective Sam Murphy

who has reason to believe that on the person known as

Bruno Coleman;

in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, there is now concealed a person or property, namely

Samples of blood, hair and fingerprints from Bruno Coleman;

and as I am satisfied that there is probable cause to believe that the person or property so described is now concealed on the person or premises above described and that grounds for application for issuance of the search warrant exist as stated in the supporting affidavit(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to search on or before March 1, 2012 (not to exceed 10 days) the person or property specified, serving this warrant and making the search in the daytime (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). If the person or property be found there seize same, leaving a copy of this warrant and receipt for the person or property taken and prepare a written inventory of the person or property seized and promptly return this warrant to US Judge or Magistrate,

At Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi

Dated this 24th day of February, 2012 at 3:40 p.m.

//Harold R. McAfee
Yoknapatawpha County Court Judge

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  • conclusions i made:

    1) the suspicion lay , precisely on the Fingerprint in blood on the kitchen knife , it's an unusual fingerprint analysis finding which pointing to Benito Flores , the odds of Benito Flores fingerprint in blood to be found on the kitchen knife , only establishing a base of a highly and reasonable suspicion.

    2) as the three conclusive and evident evidence (Updated fingerprint analysis,Footwear comparison,Updated blood ABO typing) all linked and pointed to Benito Flores , only establishing a base of a highly and reasonable suspicion to Benito Flores.

    3) about Benito Flores Interview: sequential scenario changes as he proclaim in one time he was in the parking lot and as the interview goes on he deny that claim , also the coincidence of having Benito Flores observed by witnesses having two different outfits , and flashing around a bunch of cash , this raise a suspicion.

    4) so both Benito Flores and Raquel Santos works for the Fontaines , and in the 06:00 news on saturday , they hear the news about Fontaines death , and both does not exchange any monologue or comment about it (raise some doubts).

    Note:
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    Detective Murphy: So what did Benito say when he heard the news?
    Raquel Santos: Nothing.
    Detective Armstrong: So the night before, he was all worked up over Mrs. Fontaine, and then he didn't comment on Mr. Fontaine being dead?

    Raquel Santos: No. He didn't. Some people have respect for the dead. And I'm sick of you asking me these questions, trying to catch me in some lie. It's not going to happen. I'm telling the truth. What do I need to do to let you‒ get you to leave me alone?
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    5) it might have been that , Joey beecher went to the Roadhouse the night of the murder , when there he encountered Benito flores , Maybe so the alleged Fight/Attack on benito flores came from Joey beecher ? seems like a link here. whats the reason and cause of the fight? again witnesses saw confrontation , and saw Benito with bunch of money and two different set of outfits.? sound strange? YEH.

    6) now something about Grant Fontaine involvement: the real reason for the cut on his arm and the bleeding nose might be hiding from sight and sentinel ears. could be any of various reasons , especially the confrontation.

    7) About John Franklin (*regarding the press release - "Police investigate rival in developer's death")

    Here is what i managed to lavage out.

    From John Franklin interview:

    John Franklin: Coleman paid me to be unreasonable. He didn't want Fontaine getting the land.
    John Franklin: The situation was a little more complicated than just Coleman and Fontaine.
    John Franklin: I got Fontaine shoveling money through my front door, Coleman shoveling it through my back door, and then someone else starts tapping at the window.
    John Franklin: Lady Fontaine is tired of Oxford, Mississippi. She wants to leave this backwater and see the world.
    John Franklin: She asked me not to sell. If Fontaine got my farm and the project went ahead, they'd be trapped here for years. She couldn't wait that long to get out.
    Detective Armstrong: Did she pay you too?
    John Franklin: She did at that.
    John Franklin: Said she'd buy jewelry and then return it. Said Fontaine didn't notice that he never saw it again. <- (VERY important clue)
    john Franklin: He showed up with a bottle of bourbon and tried to convince me to flat out laugh in Fontaine's face. I think Coleman was afraid I might double-cross him.

    IT leads to that: apparently prior to the murder, Philip Fontaine received a phone call, the call came from benito flores, Benito told Philip that he must pay for all the drug Purchasing his son Grant Fontaine made, Benito flores must have added to it threats and Drastic Measures if Philip Fontaine will not pay him , at that moment Philip went to the bank and transacted the money , As seen by allegation Benito flores used to deal drugs with Grant Fontaine , for Grant Fontaine the lack of money was a disadvantage and necessity ,he has been assisted by benito flores after sharing with him the plan to kill his Father in order to pay for his drug use and apparently to fund further drugs.

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