By John P. Contini
Danger street chronicles the extraordinary real tale of 3 drug purchasers who have been brutally murdered in 1983 on threat highway within the Florida Everglades. Lured right into a phony drug deal each one sufferer was hoping will be his substantial retirement rating, they allegedly came upon themselves on the company finish of a gun wielded via a Miami-Dade police officer. yet police and prosecutors say Officer Gilbert Fernandez, Jr. and his team were not there to arrest the drug buyers. They have been there to execute them and thieve 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 means of many money owed grew to become his lifestyles round throughout the intervening years among the 1983 murders and his triple-murder indictment in 1990. the guy 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 develop into a loving father who lived to transform humans to his newfound...
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I thank her for being tolerant about all the time I spent researching trial transcripts, meeting with prosecutors and court personnel, and writing and rewriting this book. Gil Fernandez, for his permission to write about this painful time in his life, especially given that he expects no benefit from the publication of this book. I will be forever grateful to Gil for his unwavering inspiration and encouragement. I have yet to meet anyone who has gone through a greater transformation than him. Luana Tringali, a nice young woman who was hurt because of my zealous defense of Gil Fernandez.
I prodded them for any information they might have forgotten the day before. Then Gil Sr. sat in the big swivel chair at my desk and signed the retainer agreement. He also provided me with a significant down stroke, most of which went straight to Baptist Hospital to pay off Elizabeth's operation. Chapter 3 Operation Muscle Before I met Gil in the jail, I wanted to get a more objective look at the Fernandez case. Although his family was helpful, they were anything but objective. The jail lockdown actually helped me because it gave me time before I met with Gil to meet with Billy Venturi, the investigator hired by John Howes.
The phone rang at six o'clock and the person hung up when Gil answered. My husband said that's the oldest trick in the book. He told me the police always call to make sure the person is at home before coming to arrest him. I think that's why Gil left the house right after he got the call. He didn't want little Gillie and me to see the police take him away…” Gil's father finished the story, as Neli was visibly upset. Emma comforted her with a hug, while I leaned in closer to focus on what the father was saying.