Additional vital background here. Click the picture below to obtain the entire deposition of Grand Isle Police Chief Euris Dubois:
I’m speeding to eight years on this endeavor called Slabbed and we all have seen some of the worst humanity in this area has to offer. The ongoing five year saga of Captain Jay Dantin, the child molestation allegations that dog him along with the accusations that Grand Isle Mayor Carmadelle and Police Chief Dubois tried to cover up the alleged crime ranks as some of the worst in my opinion. Once again Slabbed has been right there literally from the time this story broke as the kneecapped criminal prosecution of Dantin through yesterday’s PACER filings, which contained a plaintiff’s filing with multiple bombshells including a transcript of Mayor Carmadelle’s deposition, which was done on video. What I am going to highlight is the unsworn declaration of the Grand Isle police officer that arrested Dantin way back when the crime was alleged to have been perpetrated in 2010 right at the time of the BP Gulf Oil Catastrophe. It is devastating to both Dubois and Carmadelle:
Paul Purpura has a must read for those that want to catch up. Other vital background can be found here.
The mayor and the mother then were allowed to be in the room when Dubois questioned Dantin. When Dantin began to confess, Dubois was unable to find an operable voice recorder, and his assistant was unable to take notes, according to the lawsuit.
Camardelle, meanwhile, “was crying hysterically and uncontrollably, at times lying on the floor,” according to the lawsuit. Camardelle at one point thought he was having a heart attack. He was not. The mother’s lawyers accuse Camardelle of intentionally disrupting the confession.
Dantin was arrested. But the mother, questioning the slow pace of the investigation, said prosecutors repeatedly asked for the investigative reports from Grand Isle police, to no avail.
I feel relatively certain Paul Purpura is there for the Times Picayune. We’ll be having more on this when news comes regarding a verdict.
Folks the bottom line here is all Jerry Dantin’s lawyer Robert Toale had to defend his client was to attack the victim and his Momma because despite Grand Isle Police Chief Euris Dubois’ best efforts to fuck this case up from the start, the jury still came within one vote of sending the perv up to Angola for the rest of his life. Even the prosecution acknowledged the obvious per Paul Purpura’s story on the topic straight from the Gretna courthouse:
Assistant District Attorney Jerry Smith did not sugarcoat what appeared to happen in Dubois’ office, saying in closing argument that Dubois and Camardelle believed Dantin over the boy’s mother, and that by gathering in the chief’s office, “they knew they could smooth this over.”
“What happens on the island stays on the island,” Smith said.
In previous posts on this topic I wrote that Slabbed was keeping its editorial mind open to the fact that DA Paul Connick’s office was half-assing the prosecution of Dantin, who is politically connected through Grand Isle Mayor David Carmadelle and his long standing friendship with police chief Euris Dubois. I think Paul’s report makes it clear ADA Jerry Smith pursued this case, purposely flawed at the investigative stage IMHO, as aggressively as he could given what he had to work with. Paul Connick and his office gets lots of well deserved criticism here on Slabbed but in this instance they get props for prosecuting this case despite the political heat applied to Connick by a certain west bank crooked politico whose initials are John Alario.
I have a fair amount of material accumulated that is tangentially related to the Dantin case that will be rollled out while we await a new trial date.
We have 2 more news reports on the suit filed by Jane Doe against David Carmadelle, his molesting step dad “Captain Jay” Jerry Dantin and Euris Dubois. Before I get to the those I’d like to toss props to Judge Steve Wndhorst over in the 24th Judicial District Courts for putting the kibosh on Paul Connick’s office giving Dantin a sweetheart plea deal. Given the sad history in the 24th judicial district where Judge Bodenheimer of wrinkled robe infamy gave a child molesting relative of former Parish President Tim Coulon an easy ride the shit house precedent was set. Windhorst did what was right and to the extent the long arm of the Slabbed was watching this case unfold in the criminal system real-time, it is only right we recognize Judge Windhorst for keeping the light of justice burning over at the Gretna courthouse.
For Dantin, Carmadelle and Dubois the news isn’t so good as we begin with Paul Purpura’s extensive report for the Times Picayune that is well worth the read. I’ll add that my mind is open to the possibility that it wasn’t the oil coming ashore that caused Mayor Carmadelle to cry on camera for the national news folks just a few weeks later. Continue reading “The Grand Isle Child Molestation Scandal receives more media coverage: A David Carmadelle/Jerry Dantin pedophile update.”