TRIAL UPDATE: HYDE'S VICTIM COUNT STACKS UP; DELUSIONAL LAWYER KEEPS DEFENDING HYDE
EDIT NOTE: CLhas been changed to CS, an error on our end.
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TRIAL UPDATES: Hyde's victim count continues to stack up, and it is not looking good for him. Several months ago, we reported to you that he had an additional two victims aside from Freddy's murder that he sexually abused. According to court documents, one TL and a boy who we will call Joey, were sexually molested and abused by Hyde; including instances where they were forced to perform in front of a camera with Hyde behind it (essentially producing child pornography).
This week, we found out through recent documents that another victim has come forward with similar allegations against Hyde. The victim, known in court documents as CS, told Tennessee investigators that he had been sexually abused by Hyde between 1992-1994 when he was a member of the Strength for Living Church. This victim is currently serving time in the Tennessee prison system for drug charges. At this time, a deposition is pending on when CS will be able to answer to Florida attorneys and prosecutors. The document also discnloses that CL may be a witness and/or victim in relation to the homicide case.
A trial date for Hyde has been officially set for December 3rd, 2018; though this can be subjected to change.
Meanwhile, despite all of this, Hyde's defense attorney Anne Finnell, is continuing to fight for Hyde. The day after the trial date was set and the revelations of CS came up, her team asked the state to suppress any evidence indicating where Hyde may have been incriminating himself during his arrest and interrogation; indicating his right to an attorney was violated. According to an inside source, Hyde was talking freely to investigators until he froze up, asked for an attorney, and continued to freely talk despite his right to remain silent.
Additionally, the defense is asking for suppression of evidence found in his vehicle and in his home on 4th Avenue, supposedly because the search and seizure found nothing in relation to Freddy's murder; deeming the search warrants invalid and nothing to do with the case. Remember: Child Pornography was found in his home as well as other possible incriminating evidence that may place him at the scene of Freddy's murder in 1994. Sinking even lower, the defense also pointed fingers, blaming someone by the name of TL for Freddy's murder. According to the prosecution, there is absolutely no proof of this, as there have been established alibis.
We get it: Anne Finnell has a difficult job of defending Ron Hyde. However, when you get to the point where you are grasping for straws, there is a point where you need to stop, re-evaluate and ask yourself if its worth risking your reputation over...because lets face it Anne: THIS ISN'T CASEY ANTHONY! YOU ARE DEALING WITH A COLD BLOODED KILLER WHO DISMEMBERED ALMOST EVERY LIMB FROM HIS VICTIM!!!
Ronnie Hyde is due back in court in February
Jason Futch has been following the LCJD and developing updates since 2011 while a student at Florida Gateway College in Lake City, FL. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon as a motorcoach driver for Northwest Navigator Luxury Motorcoaches.