Lie Detectors-Cephos Corp Home Page-When Truth Matters

Posted: June 7, 2008 in Uncategorized


Frank has recently expressed an interest in the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging(FMRI) lie detector test. The test appears to be somewhat of an offshoot of the Brain Imaging Fingerprint test Yvonne Heinrichs suggested in one of her comments on the Greg Johnson story in the Willamette Week last fall, and who I might add, received sarcastic responses for posting such. I however, was quite intrigued with Yvonne’s suggestion as I had not heard of this new form of testing, and I immediately composed a brief outline of Frank’s case to send to the Brain Fingerprinting people.

I also shot off an email to Kevin Francke inquiring his thoughts on the matter and included a copy of the outline I composed. I was actually so pleased with the result that I included it on the homepage of my website to offer up another brief synopsis of the case to site readers. Here’s the outline…

My name is Rob Taylor. I created a website three years ago to bring awareness to the wrongful conviction of Frank Gable for the murder of Oregon Corrections Chief Michael Francke. Gable was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole 17 years ago.

This case is Oregon’s biggest murder case ever. Francke was killed on 1/17/89, and after many months of investigations with no suspects, authorities began building a case around Gable, a low-level drug dealer and petty criminal. Gable was indicted on 4/5/90.

No physical evidence or DNA evidence exists linking Gable to this crime, and he has maintained his innocence from the beginning.

The prosecutions theory was Gable had broke into Francke’s car parked in front of a state building when Francke confronted him and Gable stabbed him in the heart. Nevermind there was no evidence of forced entry to the fully alarmed vehicle or anything to indicate anyone had been in the car. Nothing was damaged and nothing was missing. Not to mention Francke still had his watch and billfold on him.

Witnesses consisted of meth heads and jailbirds who testified Gable told them he did it. The only alleged eyewitness was a drug dealer and criminal named Cappie "Shorty" Harden, who testified he happened to be in the area and saw Gable stab Francke. I located this witness two years ago, and got him to publicly recant his testimony in an interview with the Portland Tribune saying he lied under pressure from the state police, and that he never really was at the scene of the crime.

Another witness, Jodie Swearingen, who testified at the Grand Jury, recanted shortly thereafter, saying she was pressured into lying as well to corroborate Shorty’s story. And yet another witness recanted after the trial saying he lied.

There was a guy named Johnny Crouse who confessed to the murder within the first few months of the investigations. Crouse knew details about the murder that only police or the killer would know, yet he was deemed not a suspect.

Michael Francke’s family has never been satisfied with the investigations conducted by police. So much so, that shortly after the murder, Kevin, Michael’s younger brother moved from Florida to Oregon to investigate things himself. Just before Michael was killed he told his brother Kevin that he had found some things wrong within corrections and was going to have to clean house. He was preparing to speak to a senate judiciary committee about the wrongdoings he had discovered within his department when he was killed two days prior to that hearing.

The Francke’s believe Michael was killed by corrupt officials to silence him, and they strongly believe in Gable’s innocence

Many have pointed the finger at another drug dealer, Tim Natividad, as the person who was contracted to do the hit. There is substantial evidence to support those allegations, although Gable’s trial judge refused to allow mention of Natividad or Crouse at trial. Natividad was shot and killed two weeks after the Francke murder in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. She was acquitted. The defense tried twice to obtain documents relating to Natividad and Crouse from the DA’s office that they felt could assist them in Gable’s defense but were denied both times by the trial judge. Crouse has just been transferred from the Nebraska state pen to their work release program in Omaha. He’s serving time on unrelated charges.

Just a few days ago another witness stepped up. Greg Johnson, serving 20 years in Oregon on robbery charges has told Nigel Jaquiss, the Pulitzer prize winning journalist of the Portland weekly "Willamette Week" that he unknowingly drove the getaway car for Natividad the night of the 17th, and that a couple of days later he witnessed Natividad receiving a $20,000 payoff from Hoyt Cupp, a former warden of the Oregon State Pen. Jaquiss won the Pulitzer by exposing former Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt’s pedophile secret. The sexual abuse and rape of Goldschmidt’s 14 year old babysitter when he was mayor of Portland, Oregon at the age of 32. Goldschmidt was Governor at the time of the Francke murder, and was directly responsible for bringing Francke to Oregon from New Mexico.

You can familiarize yourself more about this case by reviewing my website.

I am writing to inquire about the brain fingerprinting technology that I feel may help a great deal in winning Gable’s freedom by having his conviction overturned.

He has exhausted his appeals at the state level and is proceeding to the federal level currently.

It is my hope that I can somehow arrange for Gable, and possibly others, to submit to this test, and force an immediate hearing with the admission of new evidence. Timing is crucial I believe, and if a test could be arranged soon, it might not only help Frank, but it might assist in exposing those truly responsible for this crime. Well, it doesn’t hurt to dream, does it?


Rob Taylor


Kevin Francke’s response to my email is as follows…

I spoke with the guy that developed this program over a year ago, shit, maybe two.  Anyway, it was his position that, given Frank’s extensive knowledge of the case, the different plots, subplots, actors, etc, that he would be a poor candidate for this sort of thing.  My understanding from what he said is, that his program seeks out hits on people which indicate that they had information about a crime, or not.  If Frank could have been tested right out of the gate, then he was a good candidate, but now he knows too much.





Frank is awaiting word from Kevin on the cost of an FMRI Test with the Cephos Corporation. Frank would like to pay for it himself in order to "prove he’s willing to put up his own money to prove he did not lie." A quick Google search turned up a two year old USA Today article which said No Lie MRI was planning to charge about $30 per minute, and that Cephos had yet to set a price. That was two years ago, but oh well, $30-50 per minute seems a safe assumption.

Curiously, why did Kevin downplay this procedure with me, only to turn around and be Frank’s "point man" on pretty much the same thing?

Cephos Corp Home Page

Other MRI Links…

Brain Imaging With MRI Could Replace Lie Detector

MRI: The Ultimate Lie Detector?

Can an MRI machine also act as a lie detector?


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