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Had a little email exchange with Louise Glass yesterday. Here’s a portion of it.
 

From: louise glass
To: robtaylorus@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2009, 11:46 AM

You have no clue what "my" story is! LOL
 
 
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 11:13:48 -0700
From: robtaylorus@yahoo.com
To: Louise Glass

 
You’re right, I probably don’t have a clue what "your" story is. So everything you told Yvonne, Kevin and I must’ve been BS, otherwise I’d have some clue, wouldn’t you say?
 
 
Louise Glass wrote:
 
Yvonne is and has been a mental case,you…you are spun by spinning to much and Kevin is a friend…enough said!
 
—end of email exchange—
 
 
Yvonne is Yvonne Heinrichs. I personally don’t believe for a minute she is or has been a mental case. Ms. Heinrichs is a person who has been connected to this case since the night of the murder and was questioned by the police due to the fact she drove past the Dome Building during the alleged time of the murder. Her story about her dog acting strange and barking wildly while they were driving by is a "truth" that people like Louise Glass use to pass judgement on her and call her mental.
 
Well, time for me to pass judgement…again! Haha! ‘Course I’m going to do so by supporting my opinion with Louise’s own words and actions.
 
If anyone should be labeled "mental," it’s Louise Glass (LG). LG contacted Ms. Heinrichs long before she contacted me or Kevin in 2005. She spun the same story to Yvonne then that she spun to Kevin and I in 2005. If Yvonne is, and always has been a mental case, then why did LG spend so much time spinning her story to Yvonne, a mental case as LG says?
 
When LG claims I spin too much on my website, what is she referring to? The stuff I’ve spun about her which might compell some to question HER mental state of mind? Is she referring to me spinning the same story she told Yvonne and Kevin? The same story Kevin posted in Phil Stanford’s column? Yvonne, Kevin and I all three have spun the same story LG told us, yet Yvonne and I are attacked by her, and she calls Kevin a friend. Kevin, the guy who, along with his wife at the time, claimed to see apparitions of Michael standing in front of him if you want to talk about the state of ones mental capacity.
 
LG claims I haven’t a clue what her story is, yet I spun the same story Kevin did in Phil’s column. Does this mean Kevin doesn’t have a clue either and we’ve all three been misled by some crazy, loony woman calling herself Louise Glass? LOL!
 
LG and I had an email exchange a few short months ago and she ended up posting here in my blog. She’d post one day, then delete her post the next. Is this something normal people do? 
 
Anyway, the following post appeared in my message forum a few years back. It was an anonymous post made by Kevin Francke, (Well, it came from the same computer Kevin made other posts with. I know-I’m the webmaster remember?) and it was a response to a post made by LG. A lot of interesting points addressed, and comical in other aspects. Comical because Kevin was portraying himself as a former inmate clerk and weaving LG’s story into his and Phil Stanford’s Vince Capitan and Philip Kellotat story. Phil even wrote about some of this stuff in some of his final columns at the Trib. Personally, I’d like to see whatever evidence Kevin and Phil have that any of this is true. I believe a lot of it came from stories they were told by various people. People like Louise Glass, which doesn’t give their version much credibility IMO.
 
I mean, I could’ve come on my website and said I found Shorty Harden and he told me he lied at Frank’s trial. Would that have been as credible as Shorty himself stepping up and admitting he lied?
 
Oh, I’m sure Kevin and Phil are going to spin this Vince Capitan, Phil Kellotat, LG, Steven Daniels inmate clerk, Coyote Inc stuff in their book, but it will just be a story to hopefully sell their book to a publisher. They will try to weave that inmate clerk stuff into the inmate clerk stuff mentioned in the Warden Report. Know what I mean? If not, then read the Warden Report. I think there’s a copy in the files section of this site and also in the files section at my Yahoo Groups site.
 
What’s that? You didn’t know Phil and Kevin were working on a book? Yeah, Phil told me himself. Said something about hoping it might help Frank and all. LOL! A book of hearsay is what I’m afraid it might end up like, but we’ll wait and see. I don’t think a book will help Frank though, unless Nell Brown can use it in court at Frank’s appeal. LOL!  
 
In all fairness, some of what you are about to read can be supported by court documents.
 
 
Originally posted by Kevin Francke on Sep 20, 05 – 9:08 AM
 
LG, the question was who was murdered down in No.Cal.

Shasta County, specifically. Answer, Vincent Louis Capitan. Two guys did the hit out of Oregon; both recently released out of OSP. The hit was ordered by Philip Charles Kellotat, inmate-boss who was the big-dog at the joint, and later ran the annex working with Captain Budreau and later, Armenikas.
 
OR Police Glover(one of the members of the Franke task force) and Hart were on the take too and covered everyone’s ass. Whitley and McAlister were the overseers of all the illegal shit going down. It was not his first ordered hit, nor his last.
 
He had protection inside, and out when he was released shortly after being tried for Capitan’s murder and acquitted. His two stooges that gunned down Capitan that had agreed to plea-out for the state showed up, and clammed up.

 
Kellotat had an inmate law clerk on his payroll named coyote that could script passes for anyone at any time, even max-security people like Kellotat. He had his own computer he was using in therether state’s prisons like NV and CA and NM; there little Murder Incorporated pals. Check out the riots down in NM back in early 80’s; Kellotat was there and lit that fuse, along with his lieutenant Buck Burgess(I seen his pic on this site too!). I was a clerk too, but didn’t have or want the business with these guys, just do the time and get the fuck out.
 
I tried to get the information out to the right people and it damn near got me killed. They put me in Ad. Seg. for my "safety". Woke up one night and Hoyt Cupp’s(the warden)son was shining his mag-lite in my face. "Just making sure you’re alright snitch!"
 
The feds were starting to get warm to the deal so State tarted there own big investigation. Glover again, and that lt. O’Donald out of Bend. Cover-up anyone?
 
Look back at Capitan and his connections with the mob out of Portland and how he was the big boss in the joint and they killed him in a power struggle. Anybody who got in there way got wacked. Franke to. He knew to much and was to smart for them.
 
 
Originally posted by Kevin Francke on Sep 21, 05 – 9:39 PM
 
#1 re: Ferder. Yes he is a druggie…attorney, that is. His tie-in is who he represented at the time, and what sort of deals he worked out for HIMSELF and his clients, who just happened to be the major shots at Gable at trial. Concigliere for the Marion County boys and to keep his ass out of bar reprisals anyone?
 
#2 Capital Car Wash. Long story here, but to make it short, David Waldnerpartner with and the guy who iced John Lucas of Lucas Chevrolet, who was dealing coke and other drugs through car dealers up to Portland like Tonkin group, Hilyer in Woodburn et al. See Pepe Chavez and Tim Natividad. Who killed John Lucas, and why didn’t his sons who were knee-deep in the shit ever go after the killers? Anyone mention Towery, one of Lucas’ partner, and what about his daughter and dear old John? And who put the money up for Lucas’ Chevy dealership…dealer being the operative word here, in South Salem. The boys in the canyon(Santiam, for you outsiders); the Mormon Mafia as they called half the deal; Young and Morgan Lumber Co.(oh, Brigham Young would be so ashamed Vern!), and Freres Lumber. Freres Jacque, dorme vou? Lotsa’ nice landing strips up there above Idanha for Vern and Hoyt Cupp, warden at OSP huh George? Your dad’s governor, so we’re all bulletproof. Dow at Capital Car wash was a stupid, fat-ass patsy, just like the jackass that Waldner got to do Lucas.
 
#3 Lancaster and Silverton? I think you may mean Portland Road and Silverton Road. That was a used car dealership with Lucas/Waldner ties, and the shop out back was used by Shorty and Natividad to cook crank, along with Bill Sweeney, Butch Hammel and Joe Logan. Sweeney and Hammel would later be tried and convicted for the murder of Julian Burroughs, drug dealer and son of Mega-Porn dealer Julian Burroughs who owned a string of porno shops up from northern CA up the valley, and used to truck illegal porn(think about that one) into Canada for a huge profit…whom also is the the largest private depositor on record at Pioneer Bank in downtown Salem, by the way. Natividad’s sister was married to the guy’s father that owned the joint, that was just a front for drugs and moving money through the system.
 
#4 Pinning on a dead man would have been a great deal for everyone, except the dead man was Natividad, and everyone would have asked too many questions about him, and most importantly, his relationships. People with the AG’s office(get it Scott?), Governors office, DOC, local business icons et al would be stained…some, permanently(right Neal?).
The Natividad’s are part Native American, true, but a potpourri of lotsa’ other stuff, like most of us. Mother Carol was not Indian. Mother Carol was involved in a murder for hire down in Northern California that involved the mob and the Hells Angels which she pleaded out on, and that is how the whole group got to Oregon in the first place. Thank you CA.
Finally, if you still have the stomach for this shit, is that Kevin Franke and his family are about as stupid as a mud fence if they think they can come into a state and a community so well-entrenched in drugs, corruption and good-ol’ boyism that they think they can make a dent. Frank Gable is actually lucky to be alive this long. Hope he does get a new trial though. It’ll make a good read.
 
 
Isn’t it weird all this criminal activity Kevin posts about anonymously concerning the Natividad’s. Even Rooster’s mother!
 
Yet he says his family and the Natividads are all on good terms and have socialized in each other’s homes. Don’t know about you, but if any of this stuff is true I’d think twice about having them in my home.  
 
 
These posts are amusing to read now…
 
 
Originally posted by "Kevin Francke" on Jul 26, 05 – 8:46 AM
 
I haven’t posted in a while, just watching the river flow, I guess, but this topic kinda’ hits home.
 
My first day in Oregon after moving from Florida 15 years ago, I awoke to see my car, with FA tags sitting amongst others, but with two flat tires and a note; "Welcome to Oregon, now leave!". I didn’t; and, the "hints" didn’t stop.
 
(Note from Rob: Not only didn’t Kevin leave after the hints didn’t stop and which, as Kevin claimed before, compelled him to carry a gun and seek a concealed weapons permit, but him and Liz started making babies. If Kevin’s claims are true, then why make babies? Why stay in Salem? If Kevin’s claims are not true, then why did he lie?)
 
I took it as positive reinforcement that I must be doing something right. The bigger the threat, the bigger the retribution, just let me know I was on the right track. 2005’s been a banner year; dead roses on the doorstep, letters suggesting my kids were next and some other doozies. Lots of positive reinforcement, so we must be doing something right.
 
We mustn’t concede this matter to fear as too many others have in the past. That is what created this penal colony called Salem in the first place. We have to make that next leap to the next level, and it is going to take all of us here, and all who are waiting for "somebody else to do it" to just DO IT!
 
(Note from Rob: Ok, I get it now. It played well with his "We mustn’t concede this matter to fear as too many others have in the past"  comment that followed. The brave Kevin Francke insinuating to others that even in 2005 he was still getting threats. Hell, I was the one in 2005 making such a stink in the Francke case with the Shorty interview. Nobody was threatening me or Shorty. Sounds about as ridiculous as Phil Stanford’s death threat in the wake of his Jack Rowlands the snitch columns. Haha!)
 
Of all the people who should lay low, Frank should. They have him in a fishbowl and can do whatever they want, whenever they want. He has not conceded the fight, nor will I.
 
Let’s move forward and not get bogged down. Put up, or shut up, as they say.
Kevin 
 
 
Kevin Francke wrote:
 
I wish all these "guests" would give me and the rest of us a little more insight as to their aleged sources. for all I know, the guests are just giving a shout back to their own authored posts, or…
 
(Note from Rob: LOL! Kevin ought to know. Sounds like guilty is the accuser to me.)
 
Anyway, being such an ignorant bastard when it comes to all of the Machiavellian schemes with tweeks, freaks and power geeks, not to mention the deviant sexual aspects and levers as well as leverage that those created, I would like to say this, in my igonorant, humble opinion:
 
All of you are right…kinda’. Me too.
 
The state cops weren’t all crooked, just some of them; Check out the retirement homes or future retirement homes…same for some DEA folks involved. They must have had good investment advice.
 
Shorty finally came clean and had nothing to do with the murder. Kinda’ true, but mostly wrong. Shorty’s tit was in the ringer for another murder he was involved in, and it wouldn’t have been pretty if he’d been thrown to the wolves, or wolf, in this case, and it ain’t the cops he needed to worry about.
 
(Note from Rob: Kevin claimed to know so much about Shorty being involved in another murder and so on, yet never bothered to talk to Shorty himself. Why not? He talked to practically everyone else. Kept telling me Shorty was "on the no-option plan." What a joke! Kind of like the joke from the Oregonian. A big six month investigation with conclusions drawn, yet they never bothered to talk to Shorty or Jodie.) 
 
They’d never have tweeks do the deal. What are the options here? Cokeheads? Same diff.
 
(Note from Rob: Cokeheads and meth heads are not the same. I know. I’ve lived both of those worlds. The coke world came before the meth world, and I always told myself I’d never deal or get involved with meth heads because they are the most scandalous of all. Should have listened to myself. Frankly, anyone who hasn’t lived in those worlds as an active participant (like Kevin) has no business claiming to know what it’s like. It’s not the same from the outside looking in.) 
 
McAlister, and his cohorts, DA Van Dyke and his ada’s, DOC staff and theirs, the judges and the "bridge players"(hello from the grave Val Sloper, and out of respect, I won’t mention a recently deceased judges wife who presided over some of the major cases out West here, and the guv himself! So it was rich mans powder at Jonathan’s or the Night Deposit over the poor mans powder at the Ranch or the Doubletree?…not! They were all buzzed, and most of you should know how smart the shit makes you, and how invinceable; and, how it brings out those ugly deviancies that you don’t like the papers getting ahold of. Keep it in the club. And that club has the ties that bind; the kiddy porn, home movies, hot tub parties…keep it in the club.
 
So who ya’ gonna’ call? Ghostbusters? Everybody was on the make or on the take, so it didn’t matter! Get it?
 
I agree that all roads lead to Rome…er, Shorty; but Shorty was not the dog wagging the tail. Natividad was ahead of him in line to McAlister. Tim was the go-between here and set the table for Scooter. Shorty followed the order coming down the pipeline.
 
But what about Buck, Melody, Conrad, Bennet and those folks? They are critical to how it finally played out.
But sorry, I can’t figger’ it all out. I am just a new kid on the block.
Kevin.
And I am still at kbf61553@yahoo.com
 
Ron Spier wrote:
 
Hey Rob,
When & where was the "Going Away" party for Scott McAlister held? Were any pictures or video’s taken at that party? Was there a guest list & if so, who all was on it? Was there a "Going Away" card or cards that everyone may have signed or was there a "Sign in Sheet?"
 
I would check to see if any pictures taken at the party that resemble the way anyone there was dressed or looked like the sketch…If any were taken. If there’s a guest list…confirm who WAS there for sure, try & find out who was on the list but didn’t show up & see if they looked like or dressed like the sketch. Show Meg the pictures of the party…if any…& see if she thinks the "Copy Repairman" she saw was in any of the pictures. ALL of this SHOULD have been done 17 years ago & viewed from every possible angle. The way people look changes a lot in 17 years so this will NOT be easy. Doesn’t anyone know anyone that can run the sketch thru the National Criminal Photo Data Base for all possible matches? That would sure be a lot of help….But Again….I Can’t stress this enough….ALL of this should have been done 17 years ago! ! ! I just can’t believe that an investigator…even a rookie investigator would have not examined this theory from EVERY possible angle way back then….Unless there was…in fact…a "COVER UP." What other possible reason could there be? ? ? ?
 
I believe you are on to something really important here Rob! ! ! Let me know what I can do to help!
 
RS
 
Coincidentally Kevin Francke replied (and you know how I feel about coincidence-LOL):
 
It was at Union Street Pizza and Union and 12th, RS. Grauce Caudhill set it up(the gal back on the pictures page on this site with McAlister).
 
(Note from Rob: Here again Kevin offers his extreme wisdom, claiming the woman pictured in the pic I snapped of Scott McAlister was Grace Caudhill, McAlister’s wife. It wasn’t Grace. It was Tempe Municipal Court Judge Schattenberg. Just one more example of why whatever Kevin claims to know needs to be taken with a grain of salt.)
 
The party was said to have been for Bill Bertram who was McAlister’s only investigator at the AG’s office. He resigned at the same time that Scott did, and went to work for Hal Whitley in Carson City while Scott left a few days before to head for Utah with Al Imig in tow, and Grace, after dumped his girlfriend who died several years ago. Lot of dead folks in this deal. Smilin’ Al Chandler was there, along with Kennicott, chief of security, and other DOC and AG folks. It’s funny how on a Tuesday night, dead of winter, all the key players had an alibi at public locales. The crew at Union St. Pizza, Dick Peterson at Elmer’s, Tom Fuller at the Black Angus—
 
Some folks said they saw Scott that night, but he was "in Idaho"; or was he? Bertram said Scott left the Thursday before. I don’t think so!
 
If anyone can come up with a solid alibi for McAlister, Natividad and Burgess, I’ll kiss the Pope’s ass at the Dome Building wearing a pink tutu or an altar boys outfit—-his choice.
 
Ya’ll talking about Eyerly; what about Frank Thompson and him blowing the whistle on Cub Houck and all the good ol’ boys, only to come up a floater on the Willamette two weeks after asking for a subpoena before the ethics commission?
 
Big ol’ gash on his head—must have hit the water pretty hard. Doesn’t explain all the blood back at his house from that morning he went missing and then walked downtown and took a leap off the railroad tressle, after he stopped for a drink at the Stagecoach. Another funny about that one—this whole thing’s got me laughin’ my ass off—when his body floated two weeks after he "disappeared", a gal called the police and said she saw a guy take a header off the tressle.
 
She and her boyfriend were boatin’ that day, spun around and didn’t see anybody so went home. Duh…call the police then, bitch! Also, the gal was the sister of the bartender at the Stagecoach bar downtown; last place Thompson was seen alive that Sunday.
 
Thompson was into alternative sex; fine, to each his own, unless it compromises innocent kids or people; or themselves and others that have to cover it up to protect their jobs/family/empires. He had a weird deal going with Mary Wendy Roberts; the daughter of Sect’y of State Barbara Roberts(Goldshit cronie), and soon-to-be-guv. Heard talk that Mary Wendy was a little light-footed too, but, as I said; as long as…
 
So there’s another little weird sex angle in this thing, and another body; another "suicide".
Want another one? Julian Burroughs. That’s a good name to not ever mention around Salem. See what Shorty has to say about the porn-king and his son, the dear-deceased Julian jr.
 
John Lucas anyone? RIP. Waldner’s grinning ear-to-ear, and his chicken-shit sons Michael and Pat just pick up stakes and move the operation to Florida.
 
McAlister’s gotta’ be enjoying the hell out of this when he logs on and reads through these posts. But there’s a bonfire burning in his brain that is the big "what if?". Folks roll Scott, you now that. folks get a conscience to; you wouldn’t know that; but you may find out the hard way! Keep slogging down those Lil’ Debbies with a rum and Coke; they like the porkers in the joint.

This email exchange between Kevin and I began with an email from Kevin.

Apparently, he suddenly felt compelled to share his thoughts with me on Greg Johnson/Kellcy directly after I posted a comment at the WW Greg Johnson article. My WW comment happened to include a link to view a scanned copy of a letter I had just received from Greg pertaining to Ron Spier.

Coincidentally, this exchange between Kevin and I also began directly after I had just secured free testing for any and all witnesses using the fMRI Lie Detector technology. A phone call to the President of the company who does the testing was all it took. He had not heard from Kevin.

It’s interesting to note how this exchange begins and how it ends. I hadn’t heard from Kevin for quite some time, and when I received his email I foolishly believed it might be the beginning to setting our differences aside from the past and moving forward. I even offer up an apology.

It had been very difficult for me to understand all that had happened between us up to this point. Could it simply be about nothing more than egos and sharing the same passion perhaps? I was looking for any reason which might explain all that had transpired between us. Anything to make be believe something other than the worst.

Kind of like a husband who notices so many obvious clues that his wife is cheating on him, yet ignores these clues to give his wife every possible benefit of the doubt.

 

Greg Johnson

Monday, June 9, 2008 8:42 PM

From: "Kevin Francke" <kbf61553@yahoo.com>

To: "Rob Taylor" <rob@freefrankgable.com>

I am, continue to be, very circumspect re: Greg Johnson.

While he was a known assoc. of Tim’s, he was on Tim’s "Shit List" from papers that were in Tim’s storage locker held by the county after his murder. Also, Greg wasn’t part of the circle of people that Tim was moving through to arrange the murder. Dave Rabe, and Robert "Zinc" Nicholson were the ones that intro’d Tim to Melody.

Tim was very tight with Rabe, who was the step-son of Jimmie Ennis, a major cook that was supplying crank to Tim by the kilo(s). He’s currently doing life at club-fed, taking a plea for a life sentence…doesn’t make much sense til’ you consider they were squeezing Rabe and Ennis couldn’t risk info getting out through the kid. Rabe had all of Tim’s car titles in his name at the time of his death.

Johnson was a punk, and I spent many hours with him on many occassions.

The last time I saw him I had him bent over a bartop at Jerry’s Silver Dollar after he damn near got me killed along with Liz, Anthony and baby-Grayson, for snitching off to the cops real info, and bullshit; me having a lab in the trailer out on Center St., for bs instance. It would have been very ugly had they come in on a no-knock.

All of that notwithstanding, if he did pull a rabbit out of his ass, I would certainly look at it; might be a gerbil!

hasta,

Kf

(Note from Rob: Ugly had they come in on a no-knock? Tough talk from Kevin like how he used to tell me back when I first met Shorty… “Shorty needs to understand he’s on the no-option plan.” Comical considering Kevin never bothered to ever meet with Shorty. Greg denied Kevin’s account of bending him over a bartop. Considering Kevin’s tough talk with regard to Shorty, I’m inclined to believe Greg over Kevin.

Also, Kevin had sent me an email about Greg back in 2004. A portion of which is as follows… “I do have two reliable people who knew Tim very well; Greg Johnson and John Bray, who were going to the joint to meet with the State Police to give them testimony about the criminal cases against employees at the annex. John was the inmate head of the annex and Greg was his inmate clerk, and they were the ones that reported the theft of all the cattle, the semi-loads of cattle feed, etc. Greg and Tim ran together before Greg got rolled up. Anyway, they both told me that on at least two occasions they ran into Tim at the joint, once when he was leaving, and once when he was going in.”

Notice the contradiction? Apparently if Greg is talking to Kevin, he’s reliable. If he’s talking to me or anyone else he’s not.)

Rob Taylor <robtaylorus@yahoo.com> wrote:

Gotta get to work soon, so I’m short on time. Been sittin here for the past 30 minutes thinking of all the things I wanna say to you, and I just realized this is one of those times I can sum everything up with two simple words…I’m sorry.

Plenty of time to bicker over this and that later.

It’s time for us to get smart and start following a game plan as a team. Phil mentioned as much in a phone call to me prior to his Kroger article. God, the shit that has happened in the past four years! How have you dealt with nearly the same for goin on 20 now? Just different names and faces, huh?

Phil mentioned yesterday he was planning to call Kroger. I think he’s gonna make a personal plea to the guy to jump on the bus and assist with bringing witnesses and Frank to the FMRI testing table, as well as opening up new investigations. Phil seemed enthuisiastic about the offer for free testing.

Said he’d do a column on it and all.

(Note from Rob: Wishful thinking on my part. I seriously doubt Phil ever made that phone call. Just stringing me along. Phil never wrote a column on the fMRI testing either.)

Frank mentioned planning to have someone setup a Frank Gable art website to sell silkscreen tshirts of his art. Hate to tell him, but he’s got a lot of good competition in prison art. Still, his idea of getting the casinos to sling the shirts is a good one. I’m thinking he should start thinking of all this in the form of offering the shirts or his art in exchange for donations to help support other expenses in the FMRI testing.

Would like to hear your views on the FMRI. Frank said you were supposed to be looking into cost, so that led me to believe you’re behind the idea. I know, lotsa particulars, and quite frankly, Cephos is an eastern based company, with No Lie MRI being a western based company….so????

Cephos says they’ll do the tesing for free, but I think they said Dallas, TX is the closest testing spot to the west coast, for them at least. Still, maybe something can be negotiated or we get No Lie MRI to support us with free testing too.

I’m outa time….I’d like to form a gameplan and start sluggin away. Get’em up agaist the ropes, and keep’em there. You with me or not?

Rob

Re: Greg Johnson

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:45 PM

From: "Kevin Francke" <kbf61553@yahoo.com>

To: "Rob Taylor"

robtaylorus@yahoo.com

Long day at Black Rock, as mom used to say.

I don’t know that Kroger is going to be of any use, even if he is willing to get down and dirty. Frank’s case is almost out of the state’s hands at this point, so he has little influence to the status quo. Kroger would have to do a nunc pro tunc to get anything done state-wise, and I don’t think he’s at all that bold, or sold.

Don’t know about the MRI either; as I said, it’s gonna’ take a pretty liberally minded judge to go with it. There are only a couple of scientific tools out there to establish guilt or innocence. One’s a breathalyzer, the other dna.

Argue proof that the mri can hit it with a 90% success and you may be able to shoe probable cause, but that would be with a jury on board, not a judge.

Nell Brown is the one who would try to dance around this one, and while she has staff working on getting the case in an electronic format, she probably would not do a thing now since the ball is essentially out of her court.

I still have a problem with you using the website for your personal bully-pulpit, and will have to wait and see if you can stop trying to use it as a lever for calling people out or slamming them, as opposed to enticing them and compelling them.

Been wrong before, so ain’t gonna’ be wrong again,(famous last words).

At any rate, the end goal is getting a new trial for Frank, and from that standpoint, I remain fixed and determined.

hasta,

kf

Re: Greg Johnson

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 9:48 AM

From: "Rob Taylor" <robtaylorus@yahoo.com>

To: "Kevin Francke"

kbf61553@yahoo.com

I agree with what you say on the Kroger thing. Still, it was a somewhat clever idea on Phil’s part for getting the case and Frank’s name in print once again. It’s been awhile in case you haven’t noticed.

I had a good chat with Dr. Laken of Cephos on Monday. I suggest you find the time to do the same. I left a message over the weekend and he returned my call first thing Monday morning. Sounds to me like you haven’t done much research on FMRI. Neither have I, although with Cephos agreeing to flip the bill for testing I’m more motivated in doing such.

It also sounds like you are talking yourself out of any of this MRI stuff before any of us have had the chance to jumpstart it. Know what I’m trying to say? Ditch the defeatist attitude will ya? If we need a liberal judge we will find one. Got it? Dr. Laken told me the success rate of testing is at 95%.

Liz called me last night and said she’s ready to tackle this

FrankGableArt.com thing and start the wheels in motion for trying to obtain help with generating revenue to help offset the other costs involved with getting people tested, as well as other aspects of Frank’s defense. Now that’s what I’m talkin about! ACTION! Progress! Forging ahead with a plan! Follow your own wife’s lead Kevin. Stop with the excuses.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever
achieve greatly.
–Robert Kennedy

(Note from Rob: Everything Liz had told me was BS. She never bothered herself with any of this. Just stringing me along, and she eventually admitted such.)

As for your comment, "I still have a problem with you using the website for your personal bully-pulpit, and will have to wait and see if you can stop trying to use it as a lever for calling people out or slamming them, as opposed to enticing them and compelling them."

Couldn’t help but giggle over that one. Kinda like the way you called Ret out in Phil’s column? You can’t accuse someone in a public forum of being corrupt when you don’t even know their name! Ret pretty much put you in your place on that exchange, and Phil himself was taken aback by your stance. Because of who you are the entire internet is YOUR website.

As for me calling people out…every one of them was deserving of such and had it coming. Let’s start with Pat…he outright lied and disrespected me with that lie. Liz said she’s the type that would’ve just let it go. I would’ve too had it not been for all the shit I took from Francine for screwing things up because you guys paid Shorty.

She attacked me only. Not you guys, and neither of you came to my defense…for something Pat was now trying to take credit for. Don’t you get it? I only have my self respect. Something nobody can take from me as long as I don’t allow it.

Everything I’ve done or said is pretty much a reaction to an action.

I’ve put way too much time, blood, sweat and tears into creating the website, learning about the case, and doing all that I’ve done to allow some ignorant bitch like Francine to accuse me of anything other than honorable intentions. All for people I didn’t even know, and without receiving a paycheck for my work! I am very proud of what I’ve done and all this has become very personal to me.

Like the line in the movie, "Kevin, you wouldn’t even be here if he wasn’t your brother."

Don’t you get it?

Yes, long ago I attacked Francine first. But was it first really? NO! I never heard squat from Francine when Shorty recanted. Not even a message forum post. Then when I get that domestic with Shelly, Francine writes to suggest I turn over the reins of the website to others. She had already passed judgment on me without even talking to me first, and you were doing what you could to help Shelly while my ass sits in jail, BECAUSE OF SHELLY!

All the shit I took from Shelly over the time I was spending on the case and one night it explodes, and you jump to help Shelly! Shelly had never done a fuckin thing to help Frank or find Mike’s killer. She only complained, and who gets the help? It still disgusts me.

Later I sent an apology to Francine, which she fully accepted. Then she caps on me publicly for my comments about Greg Johnson instead of emailing me with her concerns. It’s become quite easy to just sit back and allow people like her to front themselves off on their own. LOL!

Louise Glass…my comments at Nigel’s article pertaining to LG already summed that issue up, and after all this time some of her info is proffered by you in the form of hearsay. Ridiculous!

These people need to step the fuck up themselves or roll on.

Granny….She first betrays me by sharing my email with Billy, then writes me one of THE MOST ridiculous emails and posts it publicly. My public response put her in her place too.

Betrayed me for a fool like Billy.

Ron Spier…Greg’s latest letter confirms I’ve been right about Spier all along. He’s always been nothing more than someone attempting to disrupt the progress of the website. Obviously for his own personal reasons.

I could go into more detail, but I’m trying to keep this short as possible, and besides, you should already know all this without having to be reminded.

Anyway, enough already over all this crap. Time for all of us to get over it and move on.

Believe me, I don’t want any of these fools back at my website. Most just used it to whine about their own personal dramas and such. I’m not gonna change Kevin. I am who I am, and folks like you should be glad of that, because if I wasn’t I would’ve never began any of this. If you don’t think the positives of what I’ve done outweigh the negatives, than I guess we have nothing to talk about.

I have no intentions of continuing to slam anyone, but if someone attacks me or attempts to use my website for disruptive purposes, I’ll be all over them. It’s a good thing I don’t still live in Oregon. Probably woulda crossed myself out by beating the living fuck out of Spier. Mostly for the way he instills fear in Jeanette. What a sick fuck for playing on little old ladies. The guy has been mind-fucking her for months!

You once told me, "even bad press is good press when it comes to this case."

Why not run the Billy Jack shit on that note. The MF’er was once famous.

Who knows what shit would get stirred up over his comments. If anything let the public cap on his ass. Bad press is good press, right? Just thinking out loud.

The Linda Parker thing wasn’t shit. She had obvious motive for talking smack about scooter, and her electro-shock therapy didn’t give her any more credibility.

I’m still pissed at Phil for not doing a column on Meg. I’ve got two year old emails from Phil telling me I’m right, there’s something there worth looking at, and Jim and Nick are gearing up to do a story, blah, blah. Obviously I was just being strung along. Recently Phil said he simply believes Plante over Meg. Fine, then do a column giving Plante’s explanations as to why he asked for unprecedented access after hours, and why he never finished repairing the machine when it took the regular repair guy only 30 minutes to do so, and why Plante himself never returned to do the job, and on and on.

Just like you were trying to point out the connecting dots in LG’s story…I want to point out the connecting dots in Meg’s story. She is THE MOST credible witness to date BTW.

All in all, communication is the key here. When you or anyone else shuts down communication with me or fails to answer any of my direct questions, I’m left to let my imagination run wild. You must be able to understand that.

Crombie and Zitz accused you and Phil of recycling stale info, and actually that’s true. Neither of you have brought nothing new to the table until I stepped in, and Shorty was accomplished because we all worked together as a team. Both of you have resisted putting any new info out, IE Meg. At least they won’t be able to accuse you of recycling shit.

Hell, I can’t even get Phil to tell me what Plante’s answers were to Meg’s claims. Probably because Phil hasn’t talked to him since learning of Meg’s claims. Ridiculous.

Finally you say, "At any rate, the end goal is getting a new trial for Frank, and from that standpoint, I remain fixed and determined."

Is that so? Then why hadn’t you taken the few minutes it took me to inquire to the Cephos Corp? You obviously led Frank to believe you would look into it for him. Look, I know your time is limited, that’s why I’m here. I’ve got the time, the motivation, the desire.

I’m outa time for now. I have tried to say my piece without being rude. I hope I accomplished that.

Later,

Rob

Re: Greg Johnson

Thursday, June 12, 2008 12:38 AM

From: "Kevin Francke" kbf61553@yahoo.com

To: "Rob Taylor"

robtaylorus@yahoo.com

Rob,

I am not talking myself out of the MRI poly. I am giving you and Frank a wake-up that this may not happen because it is not proven to be 100%. Early dna testing, back in 1989, was not allowed in many courts, including Oregon, because it was only 1 in 500,000 up to 1,000,000. U.S. was way behind the curve on dna. Regardless, if he wants to subject the prior witnesses who recanted, it’s gonna’ be a load getting Walker, Shorty et al in the tube to do it. Reality check here. Hello?

And, that is not a defeatist attitude, it’s reality.

"As for your comment," You got a giggley out of me calling RET out? Because I don’t even know his name? What does his name have to do with anything? And the fact he won’t give his name to me, privately, tells me legions. But I will bet you whatever money you can come up with, and I am 90% sure, actually, I am about 99% since going back and doing some forensics on the Tribs site as well as others, that I know who RET is. 1% might be another guy that the Trib has oft-quoted before, but RET it all over with his shoot from the hip, this couldn’t have happened ’cause. And he doesn’t know shit about this case, period.

Also, I agreed to build him a monument if he wasn’t dipping it, and he never, ever denied it.

(Note from Rob: Ret did deny it. It’s in the posts he made which I included in my “Reflecting on five years of freefrankgable.com” story.)

His response, "start building". Typical cop. Phil called me the next day and asked me to lay off RET. I told him I thought I knew who he was, and if it was the same one, I wouldn’t lay off. He would neither confirm nor deny that the name I gave him was RET.

You might want to troll through the Trib’s past pages to find RET waxing poetic about just about anything. You also might like to go through the Trib and find anything regarding retired cops; even you might figure out who RET might be. And he’s right up there with all of the other cops that, like Bernie’s bud and the rest, take disability, like Jensen, et al, and still get a big chunk of their pay for sitting around drinking beer and doinking the the hookers. Giggle.

You would have let the "Pat" thing go but for Francine? Got anyone else you can blame?

And you didn’t receive a paycheck for your work. You were the one that called to get involved, nobody sought you out. You brokered a deal with Shorty, you said he wanted twice what he received, and you said that he may not do it for less. Rob, how much of the money that I gave you actually go to Shorty?

LG, Ron Spier, Granny, all of those people could be helpful in the future, especially Pam. You don’t burn bridges till you got six more to replace the one you toasted; you are going to get a rep, and you did, and pretty soon, nobody is going to come calling, and nobody did. What was a vibrant, interactive website, is now pretty much a wasteland, in terms of ineraction with live humans. It’s now like a library online. You tell me you have a 100 people visit a day…where are the responses? Are they afraid of you calling them out? Duh.

Your dad was right, not entirely, but he had your number.

And finally, your situation with Shelly. Did you ever get a copy of the police report? Never mind, that’s not the issue. The issue was that she called and said what went down, and that her paycheck for the rent on the house went missing with you. Your wife and daughter were the concern at that stage. I was broke, Liz gave her money and we gave her wheels so she could get to her job. Sorry if it inconvenienced you Rob. You should have thought about what would happen to your family if you got wired, tazed and sent to the can with you holding the money. You blame me, you blame Shelly, you would blame Liz if you had known, and you blamed the cops, and, and, and.

But what about Rob.

I, we, didn’t bail on you, you bailed on us. And when I said you were getting in bed with the enemy, it turned into a self-fulfilling prophecy didn’t it?

And like the line in the movie, "Kevin, you wouldn’t….".

You wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t have packed it up and moved 3200 miles to stick it in their teeth. Frank’s case would have settled into the sunset, and Phil would still have his job at the Oregonian.

Kf

Re: Greg Johnson

Thursday, June 12, 2008 3:15 PM

From: "Rob Taylor" <robtaylorus@yahoo.com>

To: "Kevin Francke"

kbf61553@yahoo.com

This is good. Maybe we’ll get something accomplished with this exchange.

After reading your response I’m left feeling the key word here is "perception." Quite frankly, your altered and inaccurate perception of me leads me to question your ability to accurately perceive issues related to the case, or the motives of some of those we are currently discussing.

I once read something about theories. Once you develop a particular theory about something, you only end up seeing the things that support that theory.

Think about that. I do a lot!

The FMRI thing….

As I said, I’m in agreement with you. The other points you have taken the time to mention are points I felt went without saying between the two of us.

Two people who are perfectly capable of playing out all the moves in their mind leading to the end game. Ya know, I don’t recall if I ever asked you if you are a chess player. I am…was chess champion of MCRD San Diego as an 18 year old PFC. The CG, Major General Houghton(yeah, I still remember his name) used to get me out of monthly 24 hour Battalion duty just to play chess with him at times. He never beat me.

We can’t get to the FMRI endgame without implementing the moves necessary NOW in order to get there. Liz seems to understand that and appears to be prepared to immediately initiate steps towards that end game.

You give me the impression at times that you’re willing to put off till tomorrow what you can start today. BE PREPARED! The Boy Scout Motto.

…a moment of silence for the four Boy Scouts who died in last night’s Iowa tornado please…

Anyway, the difficulty you mentioned in getting some of these people to the testing table is the reason why we should begin now working toward that goal. Just maybe by the time we’re poised to start testing some of these people, the courts will have, by then, grown more receptive to allowing this type of evidence. I also think they’re a bit more receptive currently than you give them credit for.

Then there are those who may be easy to get to comply immediately. Frank for sure, you could probably get Jodie, me Shorty and quite possibly Greg now. Bob Merchant, Curtis Coffin, Konrad Garcia, Karie Rothschild-Roos(who as I’m sure you know I’ve been in contact with again recently), Meg Hanson, Dennis Plante, Wayne Hunsacker, Billy Jack, LG, Ron Spier to name a few others. All of which could help lay the foundation, and all of which Cephos has agreed to test in our quest for the truth, and nothing but the truth.

Imagine what the testing results of some of these people could do for us in the investigation process prior to any attempt of admitting it to the court.

The Ret thing…

What does Ret’s name have to do with anything? I dunno, why do you seem to be trying so hard to find out?

What’s happening to your attention span of late? As Ret himself pointed out in response to your post….I KNOW WHO RET IS! I’ve known for months now after he took the time to email me personally. Guess you could say my initial interaction with him "ENTICED and COMPELLED" him to contact me.

It’s hypocritical of you to jump my shit for my attacks, when you do nearly the same thing with Ret, although Ret did nothing to instigate such an attack. He simply asked questions of your post and exhibited his ignorance of the case, for which he’d be the first to admit being ignorant. Ret will also admit the more he reads about this case the more he’s inclined to lean toward our camp, and he thanks me for that. He also gives me credit for the ability to carry on a mature discussion even if we disagree with one another.

He has made me see things in a different light as I have him. The best compliment he gave me was telling me I not only talk the talk, but walk the walk as well, and he respects me for that.

Maybe you should go back and review some of Ret’s posts. You’ll see how I "enticed and compelled" Ret to contact me through nothing more than fair and accurate intellectual conversation, which I will admit at times bordered on being rude and offensive.

You said… "You would have let the "Pat" thing go but for Francine? Got anyone else you can blame?"

Yes! Pat! He had no business making such a statement, and one only has to view the final scene of the "Unsolved Mysteries" episode to understand why he did. Must be tough for him, 18 years later, to know he failed in the promise he made to the shows viewers.

Then again, you know as well as I that his efforts paled in comparison to your own efforts. And no, riding your coattails doesn’t count. Stop avoiding the issue on this. Pat lied because he feels guilty for not accomplishing anything himself. Others agree, but I doubt they have the balls to tell either of you.

Course it doesn’t require balls for me to tell you because his statement dissed me personally, and attempted to rob me of my accomplishment. I don’t ask or expect anything other than recognition for my accomplishments.

As I said though, what transpired with Francine is what tipped the boat for me, as well as Pat’s attitude to the simple and direct question of, "care to explain to me why you lied about meeting with Shorty?" Had he exercised a bit more tact, he could’ve "enticed and compelled" me to understand his intentions better. Maybe.

Point I’m trying to make is the entire scenario left me wondering just how truthful the Francke brothers really are. Is this evidence that their claim of Mike telling them he was getting ready to expose a criminal element within DOC just another lie? A lie born to perpetuate the conspiracy theory?

You said… "And you didn’t receive a paycheck for your work. You were the one that called to get involved, nobody sought you out. You brokered a deal with Shorty, you said he wanted twice what he received, and you said that he may not do it for less. Rob, how much of the money that I gave you actually go to Shorty?"

Stay with me here Kev…I was attempting to point out that nobody other than myself has done anything for this case that didn’t get a paycheck. With the exception of Pam of course. Phil and the rest of the media get paid. You’re family. ‘Nuff said, right?

YOU brokered a deal with Shorty using me as the middleman. You sure you never dealt drugs? haha! There will be no argument I’m sure that Shorty is a professional negotiator of sorts. Soon as he knew he had something you wanted and were willing to pay for, his negotiation skills kicked in, and he started high. No surprise, right?

As the middleman it was my responsibilty to relay to you his terms and vice versa. If either of you questioned my honesty you had every opportunity to negotiate the deal directly with Shorty yourselves as him and Traci sat in the bar for 20 minutes directly in plain site to Patrick, or did you convienently forget that fact?

You coming at me now attacking my honesty and integrity in a situation that you could’ve negotiated yourselves would’ve got you laid out had it been said to me in person. Believe that! I think you owe me an apology for that comment. Shorty got the entire $3000 plus an additional $500. Hmmm, I wonder where that came from?

You said… "LG, Ron Spier, Granny, all of those people could be helpful in the future, especially Pam. You don’t burn bridges till you got six more to replace the one you toasted; you are going to get a rep, and you did, and pretty soon, nobody is going to come calling, and nobody did. What was a vibrant, interactive website, is now pretty much a wasteland, in terms of interaction with live humans. It’s now like a library online. You tell me you have a 100 people visit a day…where are the responses? Are they afraid of you calling them out? Duh.

Your dad was right, not entirely, but he had your number."

LOL! My Dad has my number huh? Boy, you really have a lot to learn, and I intend to educate you soon on just who has whose number with regard to my father. Little recent correspondence him and I exchanged that I’m dying to show you in the hope you will understand me better. I really do have nothing to hide.

Anyone you mentioned that could be helpful in the future…whoa, that’s for a phone call to discuss. Too much typing.

Funny you now mention Pam’s worth which I’ve at numerous times tried to instill in you only to get responses from you questioning her true intentions and motives. Again, your attention span or perception is questioned here. I didn’t burn a bridge with Pam, she burned one with me.

Taking into consideration your statement of how one is not supposed to burn a bridge unless there are six others available…well, I guess that gives one reason to wonder a thing or two, huh?

You said… "What was a vibrant, interactive website, is now pretty much a wasteland, in terms of ineraction with live humans. It’s now like a library online."

A library online is pretty much what my original intention was with the website. The vibrant, interactive website you mention was really nothing more than fewer than a dozen people(some masquerading as others-including you) posting stuff here and there. If that really was Randy Martinak who posted he should’ve done so by signing his full name and admitting such to the reporter who mentioned it in his article.

Because I’m aware of your anonymous posts I’m inclined to believe you were the one who actually made that "Randy" post. These are the kind of games I’m privy to you playing, and if I cared whether or not people posted on my blog or website I’d play your game and post responses to myself.

If there’s anything I learned in all of this it’s that my website pulled anyone and everyone that gives the slightest fuck about this case for one reason or another…all together in one place for a moment, and the message forum gave most of these people a vehicle for manipulation tactics designed to disrupt the positive flow.

No harm, no foul, as the positive flow really wasn’t much to speak of, and in case you haven’t got my point yet…95% of everyone out there could give a flyin fuck about this case or Frank or your brother. Don’t bother them while they’re playing their X-Box.

I’m absolutely thrilled that most of those people who once posted are gone! If you think LG has worth than why are you proffering her info as hearsay?

Don’t say it’s because she’s afraid of me capping on her. I’m mostly capping on her for not offering her info herself, and besides, Pam summed up the reasons why I’m not a factor in whether or not people step up. It’s in my blog.

You say people aren’t responding in my blog or are scared off by my tactics, yet in the past year Karie, Billy Jack and half a dozen others have come to me with info via email(as it should be-duh). You’re not paying attention!

Now, even in light of my rude comments to Greg’s family, I hear from Greg and he’s offering to answer any and all questions I may have and giving me permission to use it on my website. The responses will eventually come for one reason or another. I’m in no hurry. Could care less. Anything worthy will come via email if it comes at all.

Lots more to say, but outa time for now. As for the Shelly thing, I’ll say this…I take full responsibility for all that by allowing us to get high that night. Had I not done that, a lot of what we are discussing here would not have to be discussed, but that’s not necessarily a good thing.

I’ve learned things I wouldn’t have had it not happened. I’m still trying to determine which one outweighs the other.

Shelly is bi-polar, and a little dope can easily send her into "mania." Not like I don’t know that, so it’s my fault plain and simple. Ask Tara about "mania."

Nobody would argue that Liz is an expert on what constitutes dangerous enough domestic violence to call the cops or defend yourself. Liz never could understand why Shelly called the cops on me. No visible marks on Shelly the next day when everyone saw each other. Liz says the two of you have had some instances much more severe but she never called the cops because she knew the fallout that would occur. Smart girl, and she’s not bi-polar which helps.

My point is…Shelly called the cops 45 minutes after I tapped her on her forehead. Did so outa spite cuz I wouldn’t give her the money she claimed to you was her paycheck. I used to let Shelly hold all the cash which is why that particular cash was in her purse. Her check had already been spent on all the other bills. Half of the $900 that was in her purse had just come from a check I cashed which Julie Smith had given me to go towards a new computer.

Unlike Liz, who knows what can happen when the cops are called on a domestic, Shelly put my life at risk simply because I wouldn’t give her the money. I say that because of the two cowboys that tazered me for no other reason than to play with their toy.

I suppose calling the two cops "cowboys" to their face is why they zapped me. I can’t help it sometimes with "words."

You mention the police report. Of course I have a copy. Sure you do too because you’re like that. If not, it’s easy enough to get as you know. When I read it I thought to myself that this is exactly what they would’ve said if they’d shot and killed me, and it would’ve worked.

Don’t throw police reports at me Kevin when you know perfectly well how police reports are written when "excessive force" is an issue.

Shelly never showed for trial as you know. While my public pretender sat on HER ass while I negotiated my case with the DDA who was preparing to argue it with HER honor…I negotiated dropping the resist arrest and copping to the domestic. They were offering it up the other way around cuz Shelly wasn’t there to testify. I took responsibility for my actions that day cuz I was guilty of domestic, but not resisting. You know how it works.

Plain and simple Kevin, you got hustled by Shelly and it never should’ve been allowed to happen simply because of my contributions to this case being enough to give me the benefit of the doubt over Shelly.

As soon as I bailed myself out I drove to Salem and sat in front of you prepared to tell you the complete story. You looked me in the eye and told me it wasn’t necessary.

It’s been obvious for quite some time now that we very much so should’ve had that conversation.

Again, all this makes me wonder if these same types of actions and assumptions are incorporated by you in various aspects of this case, and if that’s so…you’re doing yourself and this case a total disservice.

You’ll forgive me this once for telling you that was a straight "BITCH" move on your part!!!

Excuse me for now…need to row myself up to the store for supplies while dodging tornados.

Rob

I never received another email from Kevin after that. Guess he’d had enough. LOL!

 
Just over a couple of years ago Kevin Francke sent the following email response to one of my site visitors who wondered if Jodie Swearingen was covering for Moose, otherwise known as Terrance Wayne Jones.
 
I think this is an interesting email in many aspects, but mostly due to what Phil Stanford has been writing about in his Portland Confidential columns of late. Is it a coincidence that Phil has recently written about Michael Wright, Owner of Cindy’s Bookstore in PDX, and is now mentioning Vince Capitan in a Portland Confidential spin? We will see.
 
One things for sure, ask Kevin a simple question in an email, and he’s more than happy to tell you a story. I wonder why he was never this open with his thoughts on the website message forum prior to April of 2006?
 
 
 
From: Kevin Francke <kbf61553@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: I feel a year older.
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2006, 12:20 PM

No, I don’t think that Jody is covering for Moose, and I know that she hardly knew him.  Moose’s real name is Terrance Wayne Jones. He is a southern cracker that enlisted in the Navy when he was 18 and was stationed at NAS in Alameda, CA. He decked a guy that was fiddling with one of his girl/hooker friends in the Fremont area in San Francisco(was and is a very risque area)and killed him.  Did 9 years for that in San Quentin, which was one of the seedbeds for the White Power and Ayrian Brotherhood groups. 
 
He got in with the Gypsy Jokers and eventually ended up here in Salem(actually, the clubhouse is in Keizer).  Did some ins and outs at the joint, and was part of the big power group at OSP that controlled all of the contraband, and cash.  This was led by a guy named Phil Kellotat, who is currently doing a forty yr. hitch at Club Fed, Marion, in Illinois.  Kellotat was very active in the NW’s drug trafficking.  He had the juice at the joint by virtue of his father-in-law, Vincent Capitan. 
 
Capitan had mafia connections, etc. and was tied into a lot of the dope trade and prostitution rackets up in PDX.  Cindy’s bookstore in Chinatown up there was one of their bases, along with that bar that just closed…can’t remember the name.  Capitan and Michael Wright went down on a mob-style murder of a Mexican boxer who had ripped them off on a drug run.  Popped him in the head and left his body in the trunk of a car parked at PDX.  Capitan did 8 years(yes, 8 ) for that and he set up shop in OSP to run the white power network.  Wright was convicted in absentia as he had fled(yes, on bail with a murder rap on him)to Idaho and networked up there as a hit-man for the AB’s and other Ayrian assoc’s. 
 
Got involved in the Iran/Contra drugs for guns smuggling along with the covert ops at Evergreen International in McMinville.  They flew the shit in and out of Evergreen’s site down in AZ.  Wright got nabbed and sent to prison at OSP for a whopping 6 years. 
 
They had a parole for hire scheme back then that, with a bag of cash, your matrix could get readjusted and you’d be out pretty quick, even on a murder rap.  Capitan got released, and Kellotat stepped in as the new drug lord. 
 
Moose, Buck Burgess, Freeway Jack Metzger, Dan Johnson(the pedophile that got released last year early and is up in the PDX area), Don Wentz/aka California Don or Don Johnson, Roger Box and Bobby Stoops were the big hitters with the group.  I’ve met with Moose, Freeway, Roger and Bobby…actually, I am pretty in with Roger and Bobby.  Roger replaced the master cylinder on my car when my brakes were sabotaged back in ’90, and Bobby I got to know well through my assoc. with Alean Yung, who is Buck’s ol’ lady from back then.  I went to his daughters wedding last summer.  Buck had confided in her that they had a "club" in the joint called Murder Inc. and could anyone in or out of the joint, anytime, anywhere.
 
RAKORIGINAL  Buck Burgess
   From L-R..Roger Box, Angie Ford, Kevin Francke                                   Buck Burgess
 
 
 
                                         Don Wentz Johnson
                                                           Don Wentz Johnson
 
As evidence of this, he pointed out the hit that Kellotat ordered on Capitan down in Shasta County, CA while "consolidating power".  His own father-in-law.  Kellotat was arrested for the hit along with his wife, Nancy Jo.  The two state witnesses who actually whacked Capitan were to testify that Kellotat ordered it.  One, Tommy Hylund, ended up dead; body found outside Eugene.  The other showed up at trial and forgot what he was there for.  Kellotat walked.  Nancy Jo, well, she has just kinda’ disappeared.  Buck told her that there was a big hit going down on some big wig at Corrections, but if she said anything, she’d end up like Nancy Jo. 
 
Tim’s best friend, Mike Teter said to me that Tim was bragging in the summer of ’88 that he had gone big-time and had a direct pipeline into the joint through some guy that had just got rolled up on a PV for trying to kill his old lady with a knife…that is Buck Burgess; June of ’88.  Burgess was cellies with Conrad Garcia at the joint.  Melody was married to Buck, and then she married Conrad and was muling for him.  Buck was released after 90 days, and it was at this time, fall of ’88, that Tim sprang into Melody’s life out of nowhere. 
 
Tim had told Melody all about Conrad, and this info had to have come from Buck.  There’s a statement in the discovery that Conrad made to the cops that Tim killed Mike and was paid to do it by McAllister.  When the cops rousted him on it, he toned it down since he figured he’d be killed if he talked.  I met with Conrad after his release in 1994 at a flophouse up in PDX.  Sitting alone in his little apt. was a bit ennervating, but after a while, he opened up and told me that the phone calls with Tim weren’t just general "gonna’ take out the head dude" shit.  Tim specifically said Mike’s name, and that Conrad would get paid by McAlister, and he shouldn’t worry about where the money’s coming from, etc.  At this point, he buried his head in his hands and broke down sobbing.  He apologized to me for not going to the cops and preventing all of this, and felt it was his fault that a good man was dead.  He’d agreed to do the hit, but got into a fight in the visitor’s area with James Fourhorn and got sent to the hole for 90 days. 
 
I think the quid pro quo for hooking Tim up with Burgess was taking Mike out of the picture, and I think it was McAlister that set the thing up, along with Whitley.  Anyway, they had to turn to Plan B, which was bring in Eddie Bennet from the coast, a big biker dude, to do the hit.  There were two meetings; one at the Canton Garden and one at a house off 24th and Trade.  Jodie described the meeting at the house. 
 
There was Tim, a guy they called Dad(Burgess), Bennet, Robert Cornett and the Davis brothers, Rick and Rob.  Jodie just heard them talking about the general stuff of the deal, and she went back into the bedroom to fire-up.  Partied all night and passed out on the bed.  Woke up the next afternoon and Ed Bennet was lying next to her and she had nothing on but her panties.  16 years old. 
 
Anyway, that plan backfired as well.  The Davis brothers did a drive-by shooting on a guy’s apt. off Lancaster in November of ’88 while driving a primer grey Chevelle; tags came back to Shorty Harden’s girlfriend.  It was a good runner that Shorty had traded a Harley for.  The Davis’ were arrested by John Manitzas with Salem PD and held without bail for attmpted murder.  Bennet got into a fight in a bar at Lincoln City, and they found he was on escape status from the joint, so back he went in December of ’88.  Dec. 12th, the cops raided Cornett’s house for drugs; arrested a cook that was there, Dr. Bob, but Cornett and his roomy, Chris Warila escaped and went on the lam.
 
Now things were getting desperate.  Mike was getting closer to the heart of the corruption and who was involved.  He was not too subtly trying to get McAlister pulled from any work with DOC.  Whitley had already resigned rather than being fired, and he went to work as the warden at Carson City, NV under George Sumner, a dirty director.  DOC Nevada had the same shit going on there, and worked hand-in-hand with the folks in power at OR DOC, Whitley, et al. 
 
Someone on the inside knew what Mike was hatching and was passing this info back to the boys.  Most likely, it was either Dick Peterson, head of institutions, or Bob Kennicott, head of security.  Kennicott’s ass’t. was a guy named Stubblefield who was dirty; arranged a lot of phony charges against inmates and made some evidence disappear against staff, etc.  Mike fired him.  He was hired back 2 weeks after the murder. 
 
At any rate, they knew that Mike was compiling the info onto floppy disks which he kept in his briefcase.  I have seen that briefcase.  It had a space for his Wang computer, some folio holders, two pockets for floppys, and a compartment at the rear for whatever.  When Mike visited me down in Florida the previous year, he had that with him, with the computer, et al.  The back compartment had a fresh dress shirt and tie in it.  It was black with gold fixtures.  I’ve not seen it again.  Bingta claimed that she used it to put files into from Mike’s office three days after the murder when they let us in.  That briefcase was not the one I saw in FA.  That one was an attorney’s trial briefcase; bigger and boxier, and brown. 
 
Shorty has told Rob, as well as Liz(just last Easter Sunday, Liz met face-to-face with Shorty) that Tim came by his house that evening with a briefcase.  He had $60,000 on him, and inside the briefcase Shorty could see about 20 or so floppys(those were the old 1.2 floppies that didn’t hold a ton of info like todays media).  They looked at two of the disks and one had stuff re: things going on at the farm annex, and the other had some statements from snitches and their names on a list. 
 
My theory is that they had to get Mike and the floppy disks.  They took Mike at gunpoint by his car when he left the Dome Bldg. a little before 7:00.  Mike had a dinner mtg. with Wesley Box at the Prime Rib set for 7:30.  I don’t know what, if any role that Box played in this. 
 
He is a big-money cattle, land and private prison guy out of New Mexico, where he met Mike in trying to get private prisons okayed in NM.  Mike was opposed to the idea.  There’s a helluva’ lot of graft and bribery in getting private prisons pushed through.  He told me that he was "friends" with Mike(I’d never heard of him" and that he was passing through the area and thought he’d stop in for a visit.  This sounds fishy to me, but??? 
 
They had to get Mike, and the data, and then set it up to look like a suicide.  First, they got Mike.  Mike may have had the briefcase on him, or it was in his office.  In any event, they had to set up the suicide.  
 
Dick Peterson’s testimony at Frank’s trial was a rote presentation of what enormous stress Mike was under and what emotional pains he was going through with the break-up with Bingta.  IMHO, it was scripted before the murder, to mesh with the suicide scenario, and Peterson just kept to that theme. 
 
So they take Mike back to the DB after things have quieted down, and nothing seems to have aroused anyone’s suspicion.  Tim stops at Buck’s house at 942 Park Ave. with Jodie, and he gets something out of the trunk and takes it into the little shop behind attached to the house.  Jodie can make out other people in the shop, but she’s near-sighted, and can’t describe who was there…several people.  She doesn’t know what Tim took in.  He told her it was stereo stuff.  Was it the papers and floppies?  Buck knows. 
 
Tim then drives across to the parking lot across from the DB and parks in a space facing 23rd pointed at the parking circle.  He gets out and goes up to make sure the final act is done so he can get his money and keep his pipeline intact.  Mike makes a break, sensing it’s his last chance.  Tim scuffles with Mike and in a panic, stabs him.  Mike breaks for the north portico door, Tim runs back to the car, which I think is Shorty’s Chevelle, and takes off.  The suicide scenario is "fucked  up".  A cover-up of a cover-up begins to keep them from getting back through the system to Whitley, McAlister et al. 
 
Johnny Crouse is the first patsy.  He tells them, "If you wanna’ know who killed Francke, go by 942 Park Ave", Buck’s house.  In the car with him is Dale Penn, Bob Kennicott, a state cop driving, and Steve Gorham, Crouse’s atty. 
 
The investigation into Burgess goes painfully slow.  They gave him one poly, and then he dropped out of sight(or they didn’t want him to be found!).  While kinda’ looking for Buck, they start developing patsy no. 2.  Frank. 
 
The cops are closing in on Burgess.  Dr. Cochran meets with investigators to prep them on how to break Buck.  He tells them to say that Crouse rolled on him, and if he resists, that Frank Gable did too.  But suddenly, Janyne Vierra has an epihany, and points the finger at Frank.  Because he’s guilty?  Probably not.  Probably as a way to get even with im for his abuse, and to get safely away from him.  Frank’s arrested in Coos Bay.  The poly with Burgess does down, but instead of them grilling him as the killer, they are grooming him to say that Frank probably did. 
 
So there’s one epistle for you, which probably opens a lot more questions.
 
C&S I don’t know about, but I will find out from Ron.  He and I are in contact and are going to meet this weekend probably.  Black Velvet was one of several prostitution rings run by Moose’s old lady, Lynette Jenkins.  Another was Gentleman’s Choice. 
 
I don’t think that Moose still drives the 4×4.  I saw it at his trailer he was living at by the fairgrounds…it had a confederate flag decal on the back window.  Haven’t seen it since.  Moose rose up the Joker ranks and became the national Sargeant at Arms.  In charge of enforcing, making witnesses go away, collections, discipline, etc.  He was involved in that murder of a gal and her daughter up in WA several years ago that was committed by a wanna’ be Joker.  Moose took the bodies out of WA and hid them in OR, and then made sure that they nailed the wannabe and not any made Jokers.  That story was written mentioned in an old New Yorker article about the Jokers circa 1994. 
 
Ron was a well-placed figure in the criminal underworld in Salem and was involved a lot in crank, cocaine, stolen property, chop shop etc. and rubbed elbows with some of Salem’s finest…atty’s, da’s and ada’s under Gortmaker and Van Dyke,  et al.  and lowest.
 
Note from Rob: Yeah, that’s if you believe what Ron says. Haha!   
 
Anyway, gotta’ run sweetie; hope this helps!
 
hasta,
 
Kevin
from: Kevin Francke
to: Rob Taylor
date: Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 12:19 AM
subject: Re: Greg Kellcy Letter-June 9, 2008
From my memory, Ron Spier told John Brey about the Z car being in the shop with a bad head gasket.  John told me that Tim had brought it in weeks before he was killed but didn’t have the money to fix it, and Ron moved it to the back.  John saw it shortly after Tim was killed and inquired about it thinking Ron might unload it.  He said it was covered with dust and had been sitting for a long time.  While it was driveable, it would backfire at high revs and tend to overheat, according to John, who is a pretty damn good mekanik. 
 
Greg wasn’t at Liz’ trial.  I read the entire transcript, and it was a bit more than a "quarrel", in his words.  Liz’ court reporter was Bonnie, who was in the movie, as a court reporter in Frank’s case, which she was in real life.  She took me aside in the courthouse one day while I was down pouring through court records and gave me the scripts to read.  She said, "I think you need to dispel any thoughts you might have about this girl and that psychopathic monster, and this should point you in the right direction."  She was spot on.  Tim "playing" Russian Roulette, but Liz was the only one who got a turn, reminded me of the scene from the Deer Hunter.  You can probably find it on YouTube or one of the other vid sites.  Just one of the endless quarrels that went on for that night thru till 8 in the morning.
 
The doctor who responded to Tim, and also did the forensics at the scene, was also the doctor who treated Liz when the cops took her down to the hospital following the murder.  He ran into her last summer at Salem Hosp. and grabbed her by the arm and pulled her into his office.  He told her that there was nothing he could do to save Tim, and after treating her, there’s nothing he might have done.  "in 30 years, I have never seen any patient so traumatized." 
 
Idiots post about another gunner, or another gun. There were three shots, all from the same .44 magnum, the same one he was "playing with".  All at close range, and all fatal.  Corresponding flashburns on her hands and both palms indicated at least three shots.  There’d a been more shots if her skin hadn’t fried and gotten caught in the cylinder as it revolved. 
 
Liz’ mom signed  her house over to Charlie Burt to pay for his firm’s representation.  Liz came out penniless as well.  So much for a big payoff from the Mexican Mafia, or whatever rumor mill you tune into.  I’ve heard them all, but I read what went down.  Ugly, real ugly.
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Hi Rob.
 
Sorry for not at least getting a heads up to you after your last missive, but things are a bit upside-down right now.  No time to go into it all, but, it’s all cool.
 
No, I absolutely was not put off with your openess.  I call it "gettin’ naked".  You can’t hide the warts…anyway, it’s all the same, as my other best friend Neil found out. 
 
Jodie is in the joint, and is going to be geting out n about five months.  She and I are pretty tight, and she is on the bus.  No need to mention her name on your site.  She is THE key, despite her "credibility" issue.  She got clean and has come a helluva long way while there.  I am proud of her.  I am also scared about her safety…sooooooyou know what I mean.
 
Shorty headed out of here after the trial to PDX, then left for Phoenix, where McAlister is presently.  He got popped, again for drugs and did a stretch in their system.  You can access that easily by going to the ADC site and even get his current picture!  Don’t know definitely where he is now, but I have a good idea. 
 
Walker was in on another felon in possession and is probably down in the Albany area.  I already have his recantation, so I am not worried aout tracking him at this time. 
 
Earl Childers was the other key "witness", and I have no idea where he is or where his head is.  He has been strung out for ages. 
 
Gessner has his dad, I think, living here in Keizer…he is using that as his home address, but I have not seen his rigs there.  He is an over-the-roader so he may be anywhere. 
 
All of the documents are overwhelming…sixty cases.  And, I fucked up my back so they are sitting on the floor till I can pick them up.  Most is same old, so we will see.  We have agrand design of scanning them into a database, but it is going to take a ton of sorting and and and……
 
I have lotsa’ of pictures, but my scanner is down, and the back-up headed to Corvallis with his school duties, and took all of my top-end…which ain’t too top-end, with him.  The pics would be great on your site, but there isn’t any place on the site to offer an opine on specifically to the Gable case.
 
Anywho, number three son just got back from football practice with all of the troops, so we are going to dig into a pot of chili I started this a.m.
 
Gotta’ blow right now,
 
Kevin

 

No need to mention Jodie Swearingen’s name on my site? Yeah, ok Kevin.