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Re: “Learning to hit a lick Part II

i am still hunting mike berry down we will do the time! thank u all for your comments

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Posted by mzsmokey on 07/05/2011 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Learning to hit a lick Part II

Update

Alleged pimp accused of ordering killings is jailed, again

BY MARA SHALHOUP
Published 06.29.05
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Fulton County Sheriff's Department
Michael Berry
After eluding a bench warrant for nearly a year, an alleged pimp who was accused of ordering a
teenage prostitute to kill three men is back in Fulton County Jail.
Michael Berry, 32, has been jailed since June 5 on drug charges unrelated to the DeKalb County
killings. Public defender Ken Driggs, an attorney for the prostitute, Falicia Blakely, is offering
Fulton District Attorney Paul Howard his help to get Berry "as much time in prison as can possibly
by imposed," according to a June 23 letter Driggs wrote Howard.

Blakely was 18 when she shot and killed three men - Ray Goodwin, Claudell "Doc" Christmas and
Lemetrice "Big Mechi" Twitty. (The crime was the subject of a two-part CL story published in March
2004.) To avoid the death penalty, Blakely pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison
without parole. Her co-defendant, Ameshia Ervin, received a life sentence and will be eligible for
parole in 2024.

At Blakely's January 2004 sentencing hearing, her lawyers described her as an abused girl who
followed Berry's commands. "The Michael Berry you are currently prosecuting is a pimp who
controlled these young girls," Driggs wrote to Howard. "The murders ... were all orchestrated ...
by Mr. Berry."

After the hearing, DeKalb Assistant District Attorney Tom Clegg said he might be interested in
pursuing murder charges against Berry. But Driggs' letter states that Clegg "recognized there were
proof problems."

In February 2004, Atlanta police arrested Berry in an undercover drug sting. He posted a $15,000
bond and failed to appear at a subsequent court hearing. A year later, Berry was arrested in
DeKalb on yet another set of drug charges. He posted bond on the DeKalb charges and was
transferred to Fulton.

- Mara Shalhoup

Let your desire be to live a life that bears much fruit and is pleasing to God. He has strengthened you with the ability to do anything and has made you an heir of HIS promises.
Never give up, never despair! Your angel is always close by, willing to gently place its hand under your elbow and lead you forward

Smokey Smith
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Posted by Anonymous on 01/05/2010 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Learning to hit a lick Part II

Thank You All Here's an Update!!!

Alleged pimp accused of ordering killings is jailed, again

BY MARA SHALHOUP
Published 06.29.05
print email mail us del.icio.us digg facebook reddit


Fulton County Sheriff's Department
Michael Berry
After eluding a bench warrant for nearly a year, an alleged pimp who was accused of ordering a
teenage prostitute to kill three men is back in Fulton County Jail.
Michael Berry, 32, has been jailed since June 5 on drug charges unrelated to the DeKalb County
killings. Public defender Ken Driggs, an attorney for the prostitute, Falicia Blakely, is offering
Fulton District Attorney Paul Howard his help to get Berry "as much time in prison as can possibly
by imposed," according to a June 23 letter Driggs wrote Howard.

Blakely was 18 when she shot and killed three men - Ray Goodwin, Claudell "Doc" Christmas and
Lemetrice "Big Mechi" Twitty. (The crime was the subject of a two-part CL story published in March
2004.) To avoid the death penalty, Blakely pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison
without parole. Her co-defendant, Ameshia Ervin, received a life sentence and will be eligible for
parole in 2024.

At Blakely's January 2004 sentencing hearing, her lawyers described her as an abused girl who
followed Berry's commands. "The Michael Berry you are currently prosecuting is a pimp who
controlled these young girls," Driggs wrote to Howard. "The murders ... were all orchestrated ...
by Mr. Berry."

After the hearing, DeKalb Assistant District Attorney Tom Clegg said he might be interested in
pursuing murder charges against Berry. But Driggs' letter states that Clegg "recognized there were
proof problems."

In February 2004, Atlanta police arrested Berry in an undercover drug sting. He posted a $15,000
bond and failed to appear at a subsequent court hearing. A year later, Berry was arrested in
DeKalb on yet another set of drug charges. He posted bond on the DeKalb charges and was
transferred to Fulton.

- Mara Shalhoup

Let your desire be to live a life that bears much fruit and is pleasing to God. He has strengthened you with the ability to do anything and has made you an heir of HIS promises.
Never give up, never despair! Your angel is always close by, willing to gently place its hand under your elbow and lead you forward.

Smokey Smith
check out my group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DailyDevotions4u/
www.esmokestack.com














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Posted by Anonymous on 01/05/2010 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Learning to hit a lick Part II

ray was my brother so i am very sad about it..when i met felicia i didnt like her..i was like ray y u hanging wit these kinda girls..just wasnt right..in court she siad i dont know y i killed ray..he was my friend.....that changed my life 4ever..i found them dead@rays house.doc was my bestfriend..& meechie was a kool dude..i wasnt gone rest til found my brother's killer..i hunted her down & handed her over 2 the police.

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Posted by Anonymous on 06/26/2009 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Learning to hit a lick Part II

i am ray goodwin sister ,cariletta smokey knox-smith, we still have no closesure til mike berry serves time.he was the mastermind behind this.falicia said in court, i dont know y i killed ray he was my friend.ray wasnt a customer,doc wasnt either, i was on my way over there,but god lead me away. spared my life once again....ray was cooking out.they had been wit ray 2:30 pm then killed them@ 8:15pm.when they shot ray he was coming from the patio wit a tray of off t steaks he had just got the grill.in his hand, doc was on the phone.the other person heard the shots they shot doc in the head at close range.mike berry had called them several times 2 kill them.please get mike berry off the streets.he should pay 4 this crime 2

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Posted by Anonymous on 08/22/2008 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Alleged pimp accused of ordering killings is jailed, again

ray goowin was my brother, i found them dead, i am so glad that they finally found mike berry, he ordered the killings so he needs 2 pay the price,thank u so much this is closure.

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Posted by cariletta knox-smith goodwin on 10/04/2007 at 4:04 PM

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