Murdered in Panama City, Florida
The 3 self-confessed murders,
sit in 3 North Florida prisons for life--no parole, no appeals.
Following Mike's 22nd birthday party
these 3 so-called friends (who attended
the party and drank his beer)
tortured him for his PIN to his ATM card.
He gave his life, but not the correct number.
The following linked text contains graphic language from the murderers' confessions and the autopsy. Before the judge sentenced the criminals, we were given an opportunity to address the court and Mike's murderers. Since there was no trial, I wanted the Judge, and the media, to be able to imagine the images that I did as I read the investigation reports. I wanted each criminal to know what his "friends" had said, and I tried to conjure up the image of how they left Mike, that they might have that image to think about for the rest of their lives.
Newspaper Accounts (links no longer work):
June 16, 1999
June 17, 1999
October 12, 1999
October 13, 1999
December 31, 1999