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 Jeb Bush was the Governor of Florida at the time Murray Cohen was murdered. Murray Cohen's son believes that justice has been denied for over a decade because Governor Jeb Bush decided that political loyalty was more important than justice being served for the murder of Murray Cohen. James Casey, who was the head of the Jacksonville F.B.I. headquarters conducted a 7 month investigation into the death of Murray Cohen. Mr. Casey concluded that there was probable cause that Murray Cohen was a victim of a homicide and also concluded when Bush ordered F.D.L.E. to only conduct a review, it doomed any chance of justice being served. Bush refused all requests for him to appoint a special prosecutor and order a full blown investigation into the Sarasota Sheriff Department's deliberate destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice. 

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

See Fox 13's Recommendation For a Special Prosecutor to be Appointed

Governor's legal assistant refuses to return phone call from Fox 13 investigative reporter, Doug Smith.

Did Jeb Bush Jr.'s Police Troubles Caused by a Different Murray Cohen Influence Governor Jeb Bush's Decision to Not Help the Family of Murder Victim Murray Cohen?
See News Article




Charlie Crist was elected governor of Florida after Bush's second term.

Refused to fix the injustice caused by Bush.






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







Current Florida Governor, Rick Scott
Refuses to fix the injustice caused by Bush.





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



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
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COMING SOON: Story About Wasserman Schultz's Involvement in the Case of Murray Cohen



COMING SOON: Story About Stark's Involvement in the Case of Murray Cohen




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Governor Charlie Crist, Florida Attorney General, and Sarasota State Attorney allow Sarasota Sheriff's Council Kurt Hoffman to get away with violating Florida public records request laws.

See Letter from Orlando Sentinel
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When reporters and media become part of the institution, democracy and justice are threatened.





rEPORTER JOHN REHILL'S INVOLVEM,ENT IN THE CASE OF MURRAY COHEN.........
STORY Published on 12/22/13


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hOURS BEFORE AIRING- nbc 6 OF mIAMI SUDDENLY DROPS THEIR INVESTIGATIVE STORY ABOUT THE DEATH OF MURRAY COHEN........
STORY-PUBLISHED ON 12-29-13


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SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE ALLOWED NEWS REPORTER -MATTHEW DOIG- TO PRINT FALSE INFORMATION REGARDING THE CASE OF MURRAY COHEN...........


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ELIZABETH JOHNSON STORY-Published On 12-29-13


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THE FOLLOWING STORIES ARE COMING SOON........


THE MATTHEW DOIG STORY

TRUSTED ATTORNEY BETRAYS MURRAY COHEN'S FAMILY
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Today, January 13, 2012, marks the ninth anniversary that a cold blooded killer escaped justice and an American family denied their constitutional rights to equal justice, and the right to life.

This severe case of American injustice started the day Murray Cohen was poisoned, tortured and suffocated by his wife of three weeks, Maria Amurrio Cohen. After murdering Murray Cohen, Amurrio-Cohen was hired as a Juvenile Probation Officer for Sarasota County employed by the State of Florida.

 The Sheriff at the time of Murray Cohen's death was William Balkwill, one of the most corrupt Sheriff's the State of Florida ever employed. With the blessing of Balkwill, Murray Cohen's murder was covered up and obstruction of justice was committed.
Balkwill  announced he would not run for another term as Sheriff. Eventually, Balkwill was exposed for what he really stood for and was charged with stealing public property and was found guilty of destroying evidence in a civil case in which he was the defendant.
(link to News article)

Sarasota Sheriff's detective, Chris Hallisey, who was assigned to look into the Cohen case falsified witness statements and with the help of Detective Dave Scott and Sergeant Paul Richards, altered evidence of murder. Eventually, Detective Chris Hallisey was arrested for felony doctor shopping and possession of a large quantity of the pain killer, Oxycodone. See News Article. In the ultimate move to obstruct justice and make sure that the true cause of Murray Cohen's death would never be known, Hallisey, Scott and Richard altered the 911 recording in which Murray could be heard being murdered in the back ground . They deliberately took the crystal clear digital recording of the 911 call and transferred  it on to a cassette tape. They then made multiple generations of the cassette tape until Murray's voice could hardly be heard. This poor quality version was sent to the FBI requesting an analysis. Hallisey, Scott and Richard knew that the FBI would not be able to clearly hear Murray's voice or be able to determine if the voice in the background was coming from inside his house. See letter. The FBI report which was used  to neutralize any attempt to prove murder: See FBI Report.
Unfortunately for Hallisey, Scott and Richards, they made their deliberately poor quality version after Murray Cohen's son obtained a clear version through a public records request shortly after his death.

On December 7th, 2005, Murray Cohen’s son hired computer expert, William Tidwell to retrieve the pristine crystal clear 911 call directly from the hard drive of the system in place the day Murray Cohen was murdered. In spite of  a court order to retain and protect the hard drive containing the call, Mr. Tidwell discovered that all the 911 calls for January 13, 2003 were deliberately deleted from the main hard drive and the back up auxiliary recorder. See Tidwell Affidavit. Sheriff’s Counsel/ Major, Kurt Hoffman was present for the examination. Hoffman was shown what Mr. Tidwell discovered. Murray Cohen’s son demanded an investigation of the deleted calls. Hoffman refused. Murray Cohen’s son contacted the Orlando Sentinel newspaper to tell his story, because the Sarasota Herald Tribune newspaper had no interest. The day the Orlando Sentinel did a public records request for access to the hard drive, Sheriff’s Counsel Kurt Hoffman ran to Circuit Court Judge, Andrew Owens and obtained an ex-parte Court order allowing Hoffman to have the hard drive destroyed.

Murray Cohen died an unattended death with a lethal poison found near his body. In spite of Florida law requiring an autopsy, and his family requesting one, no autopsy was performed.




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