Black Gold Runs Blood Red in Texas: Finale

Last week we left wondering who in the world owns Janice Willhelm’s 7-acre farm just outside of Centerville, Texas. Her husband, Gerald Willhelm, had died mysteriously less than a week after he gave an interview to the media. While there is no one left to contest his sudden heart attack and cremation, Janice’s family still fights for justice in this greedy land grab.

Although, the lawsuits were still pending Gerald’s will was quickly probated and pushed through the system. He left his wife’s farm to a blond banker from town and one of the witnesses that signed off on Janice’s forged will. While the banker’s mother swears her daughter just had a “Father/Daughter” type relationship with Gerald Wilhelm, Janice’s family refuse to believe such a thing. It will be proven in court one way or another, but in the meantime, Janice’s children are still fighting.

Janice Willhelm’s will was a blatant forgery, and this has been verified by two different handwriting experts. The will was pushed through without the children’s knowledge. This is one battle for the Robeson family, but sadly, there is more.

Morris and his wife Mable raised their grandson as their own child and treated him accordingly. Unfortunately, this seems to have driven a wedge between their eldest son and their unofficially adopted one. Before Morris’ murder, the uncle began to wage war on the grandson, and it continues to this day. After the death, Mable sold her grandson a part of the property on the contingency that she could live out her days in the home. Of course, he agreed. This, unfortunately, drove the wedge deeper causing the uncle to file lawsuit after lawsuit trying to pry the property from his nephew’s hands. The vindictive man even used his own mother’s name to file a lawsuit. When contacted, however, Mable was shocked by it and demanded that it be dropped. If I went into every detail of this family feud, this blog series would last for another year. After reviewing all the evidence, I am left with one question that I will relate to you.

Was this uncle so greedy that he would cause, or allow the murders of his own father and his sister?

When his daughter was caught talking, she was suddenly found dead in her home from an overdose. Yes, she was an addict, but it seems strange nonetheless. Everyone that crosses the uncle seems to end up in endless litigation or six feet under the Texas dirt.

This case continues and continues to fight for justice. This case has been appealed all the way up to the Texas Rangers only to hit a brick wall there as well. The only hope at this point may be the FBI and the media. If you have been a victim of corruption in Leon County, Texas, you can visit http://texaspubliccorruption.com/ and submit your story anonymously.

Don’t let the saying “Texas Justice” stand for bullying by corrupt officials. Let Texas Justice stand for truth and the good ole’ American way. 

Black Gold Runs Blood Red In Texas: Part 3

 

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For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the series, here is a quick rundown. The family patriarch, Morris Robeson is found dead from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head. (Date of Death: 11/20/2000) Oil will be discovered on Morris’ property in the future. Who will cash in? That will depend on who survives.

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Morris’ neighbor is a highway patrol officer who stopped by the crime scene. Joe Weaver was off-duty and told the family the other officers were surprised to see him. He immediately noticed the scene wasn’t being handled as a homicide, but rather a suicide. Weaver was suspicious and began his own separate investigation.

Morris and his wife Mable had raised their grandson, Wayne Robeson as their own and would treat him as their third child. Weaver spoke with Wayne and wanted to know the whereabouts of one Gerald Willhelm. Gerald has a strange story to tell, but his story will be coming later.

Morris Robeson was a veteran of WWII and had been struggling with neck and upper back pain associated with degenerative disks in his spine. This had reached the point to where he was no longer able to trim his own hair with an ear/nose trimmer. This trimmer was weighed recently to give the reader a reference point. The trimmer weighed less than 2 ounces. Yet, despite the V.A. records to prove Morris Robeson’s disability, the authorities continue to label this case a suicide. To further plant doubt in your mind, the gun used to kill Robeson was a .38 Colt revolver with a 6-inch barrel. This weapon was weighed as well. Its weight was just under 1lb.

If a man cannot lift 2 ounces, how can he lift a 1lb-object, twist it up behind his head, and pull the trigger?

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After the death of his neighbor, Joe Weaver continues his investigation over the course of several months, but his truth-seeking venture was cut short late in September 2001. If the Morris Robeson case wasn’t strange enough, here are the facts of the alleged suicide of Joseph Weaver.

On the day before his death, Joe’s wife picked up her daughter and their son from school. Joe’s step-daughter reported to her guidance counselor that Joe had molested her. (There has never been any proof of this claim, and it seems to just come out of the blue.) The wife tells her son to call Joe and ask him to leave the barn and go into the house. Yes, this is what it states in the report. Why was he in the barn? Why were these allegations brought up just now? Why was Joe’s young son the one who had to call his dad and tell him to leave the barn? Could Joe not decide to walk to the house on his own?

Why was he “holed-up” in his barn in the first place?

If that wasn’t unusual enough, the wife then calls Sherriff Price to go to the house and check on Joe. Price states he arrives just in time to see Joe Weaver walk slowly out of his barn and toward the house. He supposedly stopped before getting to the house, pulled out his service revolver, and killed himself. To this day the authorities have denied all FOIA requests stating there wasn’t a police report written. No crime scene photos were taken.

This is proven false, however, when an anonymous witness sends a picture of the first page of the police report on Joe Weaver’s death to the family.

Why did Joe Weaver want to talk to Gerald Wilhelm? Why would all of this occur just a few years before the big oil boom in Centerville, Texas? Who has the farm now? How would Wilhelm con his way into the Robeson family? Why would his father-in-law be killed less than a year later? Hold on, guys. Chaos has settled down upon the Robeson farm like a tornado.

 

3rd Time’s the Charm?

 

The 3rd Time’s the Charm

 

One would think after being suspected of a third murder that a man would be imprisoned for life. This would likely be the case if the alleged murderer wasn’t the multi-millionaire Robert Durst. It would seem this eccentric real estate heir can get away with anything including, but not limited to murder, drug possession, felony fire arms possession, dismemberment of a human body, theft, and even urinating on a counter in a public business. Yes, you read that correctly.

Robert Durst the 73-year-old New York native has been accused of all these things, but somehow was acquitted of murdering and dismembering his neighbor in Galveston, Texas. When telling a story, it usually best to start at the beginning, but in Durst’s case this would difficult since the story has been ongoing for over thirty years. We could start when Robert was a seven-year-old boy and was allegedly led to a window where he witnessed his mother on the roof about to commit suicide. Family members later denied this statement, but in reality, the only two people who know the truth would be Robert and his now deceased father.

This may have been his beginning, but it would lead to much more. In 1982, Durst’s first wife Kathie disappeared. Somehow after only a few months of investigation the case went cold and seemed to be destined to stay that way. During this time, Robert’s good friend Susan Berman fed stories to the media and helped shield Robert. This tactic worked for 17 years until the case was reopened.

Authorities were about to interview Berman, but just days before this could happen she was found murdered execution style in her California home in 2000. If that wasn’t suspicious enough a note was mailed to the police department that was presumably from the murderer. The likely suspect would be Robert Durst, but there wasn’t enough evidence to charge him with anything. To make matters worse the police couldn’t find a way to place him in Southern California at all. So, the case teetered upon the brink of becoming a cold case.

All of this and Robert Durst continues his strange lifestyle of a traveling nomad worth millions. This would have been the end of the tale if Robert Durst hadn’t been arrested in Galveston, Texas under the suspicion of murder, and not murdering his wife or his friend either. He was arrested for murdering his neighbor a Mr. Morris Black. Oh, and yes…dismembering his body and throwing it into the ocean.

For sake of space, I will cut this story short. He went to trial and somehow convinced a jury that he had been falsely accused of his wife’s disappearance in New York and he was scared. So, he hid out in Galveston dressed as a woman. The Big Bad New York District Attorney had it out for the poor little rich boy and he was afraid. So, when Black attacked him, he shot the man in self-defense and then panicked and cut up the body. Somehow the jury believed this enough to cast “a shadow of a doubt” upon the case and it was enough to acquit the millionaire.

He was a free man and any normal person would have laid low. He had money. He could travel. He could do anything…except make a documentary. This is what he chose to do with the HBO series “The Jinx.” Of course, the producers did a little sleuthing of their own and found many devastating clues pointing to Robert himself as the murderer. Then when the show ended with an unexpected confession it seemed Durst had sealed his fate.

Unknown to the public, the police and the FBI had been investigating Durst from the beginning, and with the release of the finale they feared Durst would skip the country. Before this could happen, he was arrested in New Orleans and that’s where this tale continues.

Allegedly the theory is Robert gets rid of his wife then has his friend help him shut down the media circus. Life continues until the case is reopened. He runs and hides out in Texas (dressed as a mute old lady). Then Berman is killed before she can tell the story. All of this would probably have been unsolved if the “Old Granny” hadn’t killed her neighbor and stirred up a hornet’s nest. This even wouldn’t have taken him down if “The Jinx” hadn’t been aired on HBO.

Now Robert Durst sits in jail awaiting extradition from New Orleans to California. There the legal circus will continue. The question is…will the third time be the charm? Will Robert Durst be held accountable? Or will he play the poor pitiful me card again? From pretrial photos, I can see he is already trying that route. He has lost twenty pounds, shaved his head to expose scars from brain surgery. One photo even shows him in a neck brace.  Will all of this gain the jury’s sympathy or will he be found guilty? Who knows? We must wait and find out. I’ll keep you posted as it happens.

UPDATE: The Washington Post reported on May 3, 2017 that the family of Robert Durst’s first wife has filed a lawsuit against Durst claiming that his second wife helped cover up the murder of his first wife. We will have to wait and see how the court rules on this lawsuit, but I will keep you posted as the plot thickens around Robert Durst.

Online Sources:

New York Post: http://nypost.com/tag/robert-durst/

NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/robert-durst

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Durst

New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/nyregion/robert-durst-subject-of-hbo-documentary-on-unsolved-killings-is-arrested.html?_r=0

HBO: http://www.hbo.com/the-jinx-the-life-and-deaths-of-robert-durst

Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/suit-robert-dursts-2nd-wife-helped-hide-killing-of-his-1st/2017/05/03/4152e708-304f-11e7-a335-fa0ae1940305_story.html?utm_term=.2d8e6e460784