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An Extreme Breach of the Public Trust
Sarasota Sheriff's Department Alters Evidence
and Covers Up the Murder of a Florida Senior Citizen
Governor Rick Scott Refuses to Help a Florida Family Receive Justice

This website has been created to obtain justice for a Florida family. Murder victim Murray Cohen’s family resides in Broward County, Florida. Murray Cohen was poisoned and suffocate by his wife of three weeks, Maria Amurrio (A.K.A.Maria Cohen). Murray Cohen died pleading for an ambulance on the floor of his Sarasota home on Siesta Key on January 13th, 2003. Audio experts confirm Murray Cohen is pleading for an ambulance after his wife claimed that he was not speaking or breathing and was "totally gone". Experts also confirm that Murray Cohen is aware that he is being murdered. Experts also hear Maria Amurrio yelling at him to "give up". Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is responsible for denying Murray Cohen's family justice and violating their constitutional rights as Americans. 
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                                    Murray Cohen with his grandson and son.         


 

Murray Cohen with his wife of 3 weeks,        Murray Cohen after Maria Amurrio
Maria Amurrio, a.k.a. Maria Cohen.              poisioned and suffocated him.
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 Meet Murray's Killer, the Wife of Three Weeks 
Maria Cohen's video deposition.
Who is Maria Amurrio (Cohen)?
*Head of Women Police for home country of Bolivia before immigrating to USA.
*Special Narcotics Agent for Bolivia.
*Employed by the state of Florida as a Juvenile Probation Officer for Sarasota County
*Juvenile Probation Officer Amurrio hand picks her judge for her victim's probate case.

See Amurrio Request
*Juvenile Probation Officer Amurrio contacts the Sheriff's Department to see if there is any new evidence against her regarding Murray Cohen's death.
Amurrio's Letter to the Sheriff's Department
Amurrio's marriage license was obtained approximately three weeks after Murray Cohen died. Amurrio has posed as the legal next of kin, which has allowed her to block exhumation of her victim's body.
See Marriage License





2015 Photo of Maria Amurrio With Her Son Boris
Who is Suspected of Being Her Accomplice



Former Head of the Jacksonville F.B.I. Investigates the Case of Murray Cohen and Concludes There is Probable Cause that Amurrio Murdered Murray Cohen

January 23, 2013: James Casey, who headed the Jacksonville FBI headquarters retired in 2012 and went into private practice. One of his new cases was the Case of Murray Cohen. 
Mr. Casey was in charge of 250 agents and task force members. He also was in charge of all FBI investigations in 40 counties in Northern Florida.

With the help of  Jacksonville Attorney, Mark Gelman, Mr. Case was retained to independently investigate the death of Murray Cohen. After a lengthy investigation, Mr. Casey has concluded that there is probable cause that Murray Cohen’s wife of three weeks, Maria Amurrio, aka, Maria Cohen did cause his death. Mr. Casey also concluded that law enforcement blundered their investigation involving the true cause of Murray Cohen’s death. 

See Mr. Casey’s summary and credentials. 

Former Sarasota Sheriff's Homicide Detective, Gary Ferguson, has reviewed the evidence and has come to the conclusion that Murray Cohen was a victim of a cold blooded, pre-meditated murder done for money and greed. Please see his sworn statement. 

Detective's Sworn Statement


       Fox 13 Newscast: 

         


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Evidence of Murder:

Amurrio tells two different stories regarding the circumstances of how Murray Cohen died.


Amurrio Tells Murray Cohen's Family in New Jersey a Much Different Story of the Circumstances Surrounding Murray Cohen's Death.
Amurrio States That She Told Murray Cohen to Sit in a Chair While She Fixed Him a Cup of Coffee. She Further Stated that when She Returned With the Coffee He Was Slumped Over Dead in a Chair.


Witness Statement


Amurrio Told the Sarasota Sheriff's Department That Murray Laid Down at 4:30 pm
 and Never Woke Up.

Police Report

Murray Cohen's Stock Broker Calls in the Middle of His Murder


Murray Cohen's stock broker in New York City had a pre-arranged phone appointment to speak with him on 1/13/2003. The stock broker called during Murray Cohen's murder and heard him screaming in the background. Murray's next door neighbor told authorities that she was certain that she saw Murray Cohen at his mailbox at 5:15 pm. 





Sworn Video Deposition by Murray's Stock Broker

Stephen Beninati was Murray Cohen's stock broker in New York City. As fate has it, Mr. Beninati had a pre-arranged appointment on January 13, 2003. Mr. Beninati called during Murray Cohen's murder. Please see sworn statement made by Beninati six months after Murray Cohen's death. Statement <=== Click Here


Sarasota County Medical Examiner Refuses to Speak with a Witness

 Medical Examiner, Dr. Vega has refused for the last 6 ½  years to speak with a witness who could provide him with proof that Murray Cohen did have neurologic and gastrointestinal symptoms prior to his death and would prove that his statement in his summary is inaccurate. Please see Dr. Russell Vega’s summary and opinion. 

M.E. Summary Report



A Lethal Poison is Found at the Death Scene; No Autopsy is Ever Performed


Law Enforcement and the Sarasota Medical Examiner Found and Inventoried an Exotic, Lethal Poison at the Death Scene. Murray Cohen Was Not Given an Autopsy, Which is Against Florida Law. To This Day, Law Enforcement and the State of Florida Refuse to Exhume the Body to Determine if he was Murdered.

Inventory



Corazol is BANNED by the FDA for human consumption in the United States.
Corazol is used on rats in European laboratories to induce respiratory failure in studies of epilepsy.

Corazol


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Murray Cohen Tells Everyone What He Went Through, His Last Words, and Who Killed Him in the Background of a 911 Recording

Murray Cohen's Murdered is Completely Captured in the Background of the 911 Call Made by Amurrio in January 2003 When She Pretended to Discover Murray Cohen Deceased During an Afternoon Nap. She Told the Operator He Was Not Speaking, Breathing, and "Totally Gone". After Murray Cohen Began Speaking Loud Enough to be Heard, Amurrio Drops the Phone in the Middle of Being Instructed how to Perform CPR and is Heard Yelling at Murray Cohen to "Give Up".


Hear the April 2013 enhancement of Amurrio yelling at Murray Cohen to "give up". You decide if it's "mi amor" or "give up".




Hear the 2005 enhancement of Amurrio yelling at Murray Cohen to "give up".






          
    Audio and video transcript of the complete 911 call made by Amurrio on 1/13/2003

Audio Expert Arlo West, who examined the 911 recording and provided the audio/video transcript, confirms in his written report that the 911 recording sent to him by the Sarasota Sheriff's Office was altered.

Expert's Report

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The altered copy the Sarasota Sheriff's Office sent to the FBI was so bad that the FBI expert reports hearing Amurrio saying the words, "Mi Amor", where every other expert around the country hears Amurrio saying the words "Give Up".

FBI Report
Click Here


Forensic Audio Expert Paul Ginsberg Confirms Ammurio Can Be Heard Ordering Murray To "Give Up"



Nationally known audio expert Paul Ginsberg who has clients such as the FBI, CIA, and Secret Service confirms that the Sarasota Sheriff's Office sent him a bad copy of the 911 call and confirms that the FBI must have been given a bad copy also. 


 



     The most commonly asked question with this evidence is, "Why isn't this person in jail?". After Murray Cohen's son obtained a copy of the 911 recording through a public record's request, and discovered his father's murder, he contacted the Sarasota Sheriff's Department, who classified his father's death as natural, and told them what he heard. Instead of fixing their grave investigative mistake and doing the right thing, the Sarasota Sheriff's Department took the digital version of the recording and transposed it onto an analog cassette tape. This cassettetape was then copied over and over until Murray Cohen's murder in the background could no longer be heard. This deliberately, manufactured version was sent to the F.B.I. and a transcript was requested. 
     
    The F.B.I. declared that the voice that can hardly be heard in the backgroundmust be coming from a television. To this day, the F.B.I. refuses to listen to the recording which proves that Murray Cohen was a victim of a cold blooded murder committed by his wife of 3 weeks. The F.B.I. transcript made from the poor quality cassette tape is allowing a cold blooded killer to remain free and allowing the Sarasota Sheriff's Deparment to get away with destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice. No governmental authority in Florida will help this family. 


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Meet the Corrupt Members of the Sheriff's Office Who Obstructed Justice, Altered Evidence, and Allowed Murray's Killer to Escape Justice:

   Fox 13 Newscast: 

         



Kurt Hoffman was present at the 13 hour examination of the hard drive conducted by dictaphone computer expert William Tidwell. Tidwell discovered that all of the 911 calls made on the day of Murray Cohen's death were deliberately deleted from the hard drive. Hoffman refused to conduct an investigation. One month later, when the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper made a records request for access to the hard drive, Kurt Hoffman obtained an ex-parte court order allowing him to destroy the hard drive. The next day the hard drive was picked up and destroyed.

Computer Expert Confirms 911 Calls Deliberately Deleted
Affidavit


Kurt Hoffman
At the time of Murray Cohen's death, Kurt Hoffman was a captain at the Sheriff's office and also was the Sheriff's General Counsel



See Letter from Orlando Sentinel (link)


Sheriff William Balkwill was the sheriff at the time of Murray Cohen's murder. He is responsible for covering up Murray Cohen's murder and obstructing justice. Balkwill chose to not run for office after becoming a defendant in a civil lawsuit awarding prison contracts. Balkwill eventually was charged with destruction of evidence.


     
Sheriff William Balkwill

Sheriff Balkwill 's Bad Habit Of Deleting Public Records Finally Catches Up With Him


Sarasota Herald Tribune: "Ex-Sheriff Destroyed Evidence, Judge Says"
News Article

Sarasota Herald Tribune: "Balkwill Charges Weighed"
News Article

Sarasota Herald Tribune: "Sheriff to Hand Over Documents in Computer Case
News Article




After Murray Cohen's Son Began to Uncover Evidence of Murder, Homicide Detective Chris Hallisey was Assigned to Investigate His Findings and His Father's Death. Hallisey Overlooked an Exotic Poision Found at the Death Scene and Participated in Altering the Digital 911 Recording. Eventually Hallisey had to Resign from the Sarasota Sheriff's Department Because he was Arrested for Felony Doctor Shopping.


Detective Chris Hallisey
Lead Detective In The Cohen Case Arrested For Felony Doctor Shopping 
Hallisey's Arrest Papers


Murray's stock broker testifies under oath that Detective Hallisey falsified statements that he made to him.





 




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Geraldo At Large: 




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2016 Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush is Responsible for Justice Being Denied for the Last 12 1/2 Years




As governor of Florida, Jeb Bush abused his power as governor and directly allowed corrupt members of the Sarasota Sheriff's Department to get away with obstruction of justice and covering up the murder of Murray Cohen.

What would Jeb Bush be capable of as the president of the United States?


Former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, chose political loyalty over equal justice and rule of law in the case of Murray Cohen. After the Cohen family received media attention, Bush refused requests to appoint a special prosecutor and order FDLE to conduct a full blown investigation into Murray Cohen's death. Instead, Bush ordered a review, which is the same as a white-wash. The former head of the Jacksonville FBI who investigated the Cohen case stated in his report that the day FDLE was ordered to do a review, all chances for justice were doomed.

 
Sarasota Herald Tribune News Article September 14th, 2005- Jeb Bush Personally Sparks Review of the Cohen Case

News Article


After Bush's ordered review was completed in a final act of sabotage, the Sarasota Herald Tribune misled the public and called Bush's review an investigation. All media coverage stopped

Article


Internal emails obtained through a public records request show Jeb Bush's General Counsel, Victoria Brennan, had no intention of responding to Fox 13's call regarding the airing of the case of Murray Cohen. Emails also prove that members of FDLE who answer to governor of Florida had no intention of looking into the Sarasota Sheriff's obstruction of justice and cover up of Murray Cohen's murder.


Internal Emails


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Action News- March 9, 2009 Newscast




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Refuses to fix Bush's mistake.


See Attorney Letter From September 29th, 2011
See Attorney Letter From March 27th, 2012

As of 8/17/14, Governor Rick Scott has never responded.

Probate attorney confirms Sarasota judges systematically denied due process and allowed evidence of murder to be destroyed.

See Attorney's Letter to Governor Rick Scott


As of 8/17/14, Governor Rick Scott has never responded.


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Refuses to fix Bush's mistake.

Self proclaimed "People's Governor" turns his back to a murder victim's pleas for justice to be served.

Attorney's Letter to Governor Charlie Crist:
See Letter From July 3rd, 2008

Medical examiner's letter ignored by Governor Crist:
See Letter From June 30th, 2009

As of 8/17/14, former governor, Charlie Crist, hasn't responded to the letters.


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Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz


Refused to help a constituent family obtain justice and closure.

Letter to Wasserman-Schultz

As of 8/17/14, Wasserman-Schultz has not responded or acknowledged her constituent's pleas for justice.
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Florida State Representative Richard Stark




Refused to help a constituent family obtain justice and closure.

Letter to Representative Stark

As of 8/17/14, Stark has not responded or acknowledged his constituent's pleas for justice.

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June 14, 2013

With no agency left in the government to turn to, Murray Cohen's son sends letter to President Obama requesting his help.

See Letter to President Obama



As of 9/21/14, there has been no response.
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Forensic Audio Expert's Report Of 911 Call
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Fox 13 Tampa, 2005




Gaidecom Transcript 

Gaidecom Call Log 



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