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    Overton v. Leavens -- Murderous niggers vs crooked lawpigs


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    Death penalty likely to be sought

    Reputed gang member accused in murders

    By Jeff Lehr
    Globe Staff Writer


    What Texas has decided not to do with reputed Bloods gang member and alleged killer Donald Overton - to seek the death penalty - Missouri might.

    Overton, 22, is the only one of five alleged members of a Bloods gang from Tulsa, Okla., accused in three Joplin murders who has yet to have a notice of intent to seek the death penalty filed on him.

    Overton was on the run from an arrest warrant issued on July 17, 2002, in connection with the murder of Kendace "Sissy" DeCarlo, 23, of Joplin on July 3, 2001, when, authorities allege, he committed a murder in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Kevin Rousseau, chief prosecutor for the gang unit of the Tarrant County, Texas, district attorney's office in Fort Worth, said Overton and three of his Tulsa gang associates were involved in a drug deal gone bad less than two weeks after the murder warrant was issued against him in Joplin.

    "We had one man end up dead and another one shot but not dead," Rousseau said of a July 30, 2002, robbery-attempt slaying.

    He said two men from Louisiana were reportedly trying to purchase marijuana from the Tulsa gang members at a home on Fort Worth's east side. When the gang members tried to rip them off instead, a struggle ensued in which both men from Louisiana were shot, Rousseau said.

    One of the men, Reginald Hampton, was shot several times, including a fatal shot in the back. The other man, John Beckwith, survived the shooting. Rousseau said all four gang members fled the scene before police arrived.

    "There were two shooters and (Overton's) one of them," Rousseau said.

    A lengthy investigation eventually identified the other three gang members involved as Oaka Adams, Terrence Brown and Markus Johnson, who were all subsequently tracked down and arrested. The law did not catch up to Overton until Nov. 3, 2002, when a tip helped police nab him on the streets of Oklahoma City, where he reportedly had been living in an abandoned warehouse.

    Rousseau said Texas contemplated seeking the death penalty for the defendants but has decided against it. They are charged with capital murder and, if convicted, would face an automatic life sentence, although, legally speaking, they would be eligible for parole after serving 40 years, he said.

    That's left Scott Watson, Newton County prosecutor, with a decision to make in the DeCarlo murder.

    Watson has yet to file notice of an intent to seek the death penalty against Overton, who allegedly served as the lookout man when he, Cordell Cain and Brian Lamel McDaniel drove to DeCarlo's neighborhood the night of July 3, 2001.

    Federal and state court records in Missouri and Oklahoma show that investigators believe that McDaniel, 28, who had been DeCarlo's boyfriend, drove the car, and that Cain, 29, went to the door of DeCarlo's residence at 3532 S. Joplin Ave. and shot her an unspecified number of times with a .380-caliber handgun. The gun has not been found.

    The murder reportedly took place in front of DeCarlo's two children, then 6 and 8 years old. Watson said a witness saw the three gang members in their car that night, and another witness saw Cain fleeing the house after the shooting. The identities of those witnesses has been withheld from the public record to protect them, he said.

    The Newton County prosecutor's office and police will not comment on a motive for the murder.

    But, Joplin police Cpl. Jim Wallace, the lead detective in the case, testified at a detention hearing on McDaniel in U.S. District Court in Tulsa in August 2001 that McDaniel, also known as "Barrion," had told him that he broke up with DeCarlo because she was cheating on him with one of his "homies," Thomas Demetrius Smith, also known as "Mad Dog." McDaniel had also said that she was selling Smith's drugs for him along with McDaniel's drugs, and that this had upset him, Wallace testified. But McDaniel had insisted he had not killed her and that he suspected Smith had, Wallace testified.

    Smith, 30, was arrested in May 2003 following a federal grand jury indictment charging him with drug trafficking and the killing of Paris Darnell Harbin, 20, and Chandy L. Plumb, 25, on Dec. 13, 1999, in a Joplin apartment house.

    McDaniel was already in federal custody on a drug conviction when the murder warrants were issued against him, Cain and Overton in 2002 following a yearlong investigation of the DeCarlo murder by the Joplin Police Department. Cain was picked up in Tulsa the day the warrants were issued.

    Watson has filed to seek the death penalty for Cain and McDaniel. A trial date of Nov. 4 has been set for Cain. McDaniel, who is in federal prison in Springfield, is still awaiting a preliminary hearing on the murder charge.

    Watson was waiting to see what happened with Overton in Texas before deciding whether to go through the added expense of a death-penalty trial in Newton County. But, upon learning of Texas' decision on Friday, Watson told the Globe: "In all likelihood, after consulting with the family, I think we'll be bringing him back to face the death penalty."

    Julie DeCarlo, the mother of Kendace DeCarlo, told the Globe she is "ready to see some justice for my daughter."

    "They did this in front of my grandchildren," she said. "Those three men don't know what those children and this family have been through this last three years."

    She said she is eager to see that derogatory remarks about her daughter, made by McDaniel to police during the course of the investigation and reported by the media as they surfaced in court testimony, be countered by a fuller view of her daughter's character.

    "She was a beautiful, young lady, willing to give the shirt off her back to others," Julie DeCarlo said.

    She said her daughter helped her raise the other four of her five children in Tulsa while she worked two or three jobs at a time to support them. Her daughter was particularly helpful in tending to the needs of a sister eight years younger than her who has cerebral palsy, her mother said.

    She described her daughter as good-hearted and a loving mother to her children who had been attending Missouri Southern State College in Joplin.

    While Joplin police declined for months to link the DeCarlo murder with the Harbin and Plumb murders, the Tulsa gang connection eventually surfaced in court records.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri has filed notices of intent to seek the death penalty for Smith and Israel Ward, 31, another alleged gang member charged with the Harbin and Plumb murders.

    The bodies of Harbin and Plumb were discovered Dec. 15, 1999, in a second-floor bedroom of a house at 519 N. Joplin Ave. Harbin had been shot once in the chest and once in the head. Plumb was shot twice in the head.

    Federal court records show that those murders are believed to be related to Smith's and Ward's drug-trafficking activities.

    Smith and Ward were named in a federal grand jury indictment and superseding indictment dealing with multiple defendants charged with distributing crack cocaine in Jasper County. The grand jury defendants included McDaniel and a sixth Bloods gang member who had allegedly been active in the Joplin area, Ernesto V. Bell, 28, also known as "Stone."

    Smith and Ward are set for trial May 3 on their charges in U.S. District Court in Springfield. In addition to the two charges of using a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime by committing the murders of Harbin and Plumb, Smith and Ward also face a federal charge of conspiring to distribute crack cocaine in Jasper County, and Smith faces a fourth count of managing a residence where crack cocaine was distributed.

    The notices of intent to seek the death penalty for Smith and Ward that the U.S. attorney has filed refer to other alleged crimes committed in the Joplin area.

    The notice refers to Smith's alleged rape at gunpoint of a Joplin woman acknowledged to be a cooperating witness against him. The rape allegedly took place in January 2000. The notice also refers to his alleged assault of a man who was a cooperating witness and threats made to other potential witnesses since that time.

    The notice on Ward refers to his alleged participation in an incident involving shots fired in March 2002 into an occupied vehicle in Coffeyville, Kan.

    Watson and Joplin police have acknowledged that witnesses involved in the investigations of all three murders have been nervous about their safety, even with the alleged perpetrators all behind bars.

    Wallace, who has since transferred out of the investigations unit of the Joplin Police Department and now serves as supervisor of the department's crime-prevention bureau, said the arrests in both cases have not put an end to the gang problem in Joplin.

    "I think we have some gang members in Joplin still," Wallace said. "I don't know that they're affiliated with that particular gang. But there's certainly evidence, or signs, that there are gang members here, that have migrated here from (Tulsa) or elsewhere."

    He said gang members from Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis or Wichita, Kan., may show up in Joplin from time to time.

    Smith and Ward will be tried along with co-defendants Larry D. Saddler, 44, of Carterville and Justin Triplett, 29, of Joplin. Saddler faces four drug-trafficking counts and Triplett seven counts. Neither of them have been connected to the murders.

    McDaniel and Bell pleaded guilty to single counts of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and are awaiting sentencing.

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