Danger Road. A True Crime Story of Murder and Redemption by John P. Contini

By John P. Contini

Danger highway chronicles the very good actual tale of 3 drug buyers who have been brutally murdered in 1983 on chance street within the Florida Everglades. Lured right into a phony drug deal each one sufferer was hoping will be his giant retirement rating, they allegedly stumbled on themselves on the company finish of a gun wielded through a Miami-Dade police officer. yet police and prosecutors say Officer Gilbert Fernandez, Jr. and his team were not there to arrest the drug purchasers. They have been there to execute them and scouse borrow their 8 pounds of cocaine. the tale information the transformation of Fernandez, a former Mr. Florida bodybuilding champion and black-belt karate teacher, who by way of many debts grew to become his existence round through the intervening years among the 1983 murders and his triple-murder indictment in 1990. the fellow as soon as named " Miami 's Meanest Cop" not abused and intimidated detainees like he did whilst he was once a police officer; he had turn into a loving father who lived to transform humans to his newfound...

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Gil saw Bert as a father figure in the netherworld of bodybuilding. Some say Bert introduced Gil to the steroids that helped him achieve the massive 275-pound body he had when he was arrested. According to police reports we obtained, Bert also had a reputation for consorting with organized crime figures. He was alleged to be the boss of a ring of violent bodybuilders who collected from loan sharking and gambling deadbeats. Supposedly, the ring eventually branched out into a new business. Police reports stated that ring members shot up the homes of drug dealers and then tried to sell them protection.

I'm psyched now, I really am. You should have heard me on the phone. ” I did a good job of convincing her. But in the back of my mind, I wasn't convinced myself. When we left the hospital that afternoon, I was the caricature of a new father, doing my Cecil B. DeMille thing: I walked backwards, videotaping mommy and baby as a nurse wheeled Elizabeth out of the hospital in the mandatory wheelchair. Elizabeth, radiating like never before, sat holding our baby girl. Both were wearing matching flowery Laura Ashley dresses we bought in preparation for this day.

Little Gillie sat in his mother's lap, hugging her and focusing his big, brown eyes on his grandpa. Emma and Neli were smiling now, too, allowing me to continue the diversion. “Suffice it to say, I'd get in trouble from time to time. Nothing too big, though. Otherwise, they'd have never hired me as a prosecutor back in ’83. There's enough to make the presidential thing a real stretch, though. But don't worry; I haven't done anything worth hanging. Not yet, anyway,” I teased. “I ain't worried,” he said, smiling.

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