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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Sarasota's BTK: Nightmare on Loma Linda Street Jackie Galloway Raped and Murdered by Next Door Neighbor John Waterman Who Was Just Getting Started

Every year about this time of the year, since June of 2011, serial rapist and murderer John Waterman comes up for evaluation for release from being held in the Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Center in Arcadia Fl for the June 1991 rape, torture and murder of Jackie Galloway in the 1800 block of Loma Linda St Sarasota Fl. When Jackie Galloway was found dead it was horrifying to view the sight of her fingers: her false nails had all been torn off and a drapery cord tied around her neck, leaving nothing but the raw cuticles on her fingers. "ANNUAL NOTICE OF RIGHT TO CLINICAL EXAMINATION AND RIGHT TO PETITION FOR RELEASE JOHN WATERMAN." Residents of Hudson Bayou thought John Waterman, then 28 years old in 1991, would serve a virtual life sentence when he pleaded no contest and was given a 45-year term. But because he was sentenced before tougher Florida laws took effect, he was to be released after only 20 years in prison and Waterman's closest relatives still live on Loma Linda Street. John Waterman worked at Bay Plaza parking cars in 1991. He quickly earned a reputation among fellow employees as a man with some unsettling habits. “He gave me the willies,” says another valet at the complex. He says that John Waterman once brandished a gun at a fellow employee, he liked to carry knives and enjoyed capturing pigeons and drowning them. There still remains the outside possibility that some year an ACLU criminal defense attorney will come along and claim John Waterman's civil rights are being violated and he is going to be declared CURED and released from the Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Center in Arcadia Fl, it is a civil commitment, not criminal, and he will return to Loma Linda St. Sex offenders are never CURED and John Waterman exhibited all the characteristics of a serial killer. John Waterman was a serial killer in training, besides raping and killing Jackie Galloway he liked to capture pigeons and drown them, he enjoyed watching people and animals suffer before they died, a true psychopath.
What will happen if paralegal Michael Barfield and a criminal defense attorney for the Sarasota ACLU wants to get involved with John Waterman's case and file petitions to the Court, even take the case out of Sarasota County Court and file it in Federal Court, Middle District of Florida Tampa, claiming John Waterman's civil rights are being violated, he did his time let him go, bull crap! Despite receiving a state award for cost effectiveness, some national civil liberties groups (ACLU) say the Florida Civil Commitment Center is on their radar because it’s being run under $272 million contract by a for-profit company – one with a criticized performance record and a purported conflict of incentives.

    PHOTO CREDIT Jackie Galloway Acey Harper/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty
PEOPLE MAGAZINE WROTE: The story of Jackie Galloway — who suddenly disappeared in 1991 from her apartment in Sarasota, Florida — is equally a mystery and tragedy: While police quickly discovered her body, bound, tortured and bloody, it took them much longer to locate her killer and his motive. The investigation, which is the focus of an episode of People Magazine Investigates airing on Investigation Discovery, featured a shifting cast of possible suspects; evidence of horrific violence; a speculative link to the Gainesville Ripper serial killer, who murdered college students not far away; and a curious connection to the Patricia Cornwell thriller Post-Mortem about a killer called “Mr. Nobody.” Four woman had nothing in common, except Mr. Nobody, the serial killer that strangled them without leaving any clues. And at the center of it all was Jackie Galloway, a social butterfly who fell victim to what one close friend calls “pure evil.” John Waterman's DOB 5-6-66 indicates the sign of the Devil 666, just sayin.

B.T.K. Bind, Torture, Kill. Dennis Rader was a Serial Killer known as BTK Strangler or BTK Killer. BTK serial killer Dennis Rader would admit that from a very young age, he developed fantasies about the bondage, torture and killing of women. He also admitted to killing and hanging small animals as a child, but he kept this life hidden from everyone that knew him. All of those close to BTK Rader described him as "normal," "polite," and "well mannered," but he would "troll" for women to look at and fantasized about torturing and killing them. BTK Rader would walk around certain neighborhoods he observed women in particular and fantasized about bondage and death. BTK Rader made his first kill when he was 29 in 1974 and his last kill was in January 1991 all of which were will publicized. BTK Rader was a sadistic sociopath who took pleasure from another human's pain and the control he had over his victims. Sarasota BTK John Waterman would walk around certain neighborhoods, like Hudson Bayou, he observed women in particular and fantasized about bondage and death. Sarasota BTK John Waterman caught and tortured pigeons by drowning them. Sarasota BTK John Waterman aka John Benson TATTOO RIGHT ARM NOEL AND TWO FISTS WITH CHAIN. Sarasota BTK John Waterman kept ropes in the trunk of his car and had more at home on Loma Linda St. Sarasota BTK John Waterman attacked a neighbor woman, a 31-year-old single mother on Loma Linda St in 1990, she awoke to find Waterman wearing a mask and hovering over her with a knife to her throat before she was raped. Sarasota BTK John Waterman bound, tortured and killed Jackie Galloway in June 1991, she was strangled. John Waterman was stalking a potential third victim on Loma Linda St in July of 1991 when he was caught by Detective Don Wenger of the Sarasota County Sheriff Dept who just happened to also live on Loma Linda St. Was Sarasota John Waterman following the playbook of BTK Serial Killer Dennis Rader?

Known as the 'BTK killer,' Dennis Rader murdered 10 people in the Wichita, Kansas, area from 1974 to 1991, often leaving clues to taunt authorities,
“BTK” stands for “Bind, Torture, Kill”. BTK John Waterman in Sarasota Bound Tortured and Killed Jackie Galloway in 1991. BTK Rader also exhibited zoosadism by torturing, killing and hanging small animals, just like BTK John Waterman drowning pigeons in Sarasota. BTK Rader would often spy on female neighbors just like BTK John Waterman did in Sarasota. BTK Rader killed his neighbor Marine Hedge on April 27, 1985. Her body was found days later on the side of the road. Just like the 1991 murder of Jackie Galloway by her next door neighbor BTK John Waterman in Sarasota. The following year, BTK Rader killed Vicki Wegerle in her home. BTK Rader's final known victim, Dolores Davis, was taken from her home on January 19, 1991. BTK John Waterman took Jackie Galloway from her home on June 12, 1991 and bound, tortured, and killed her. BTK Rader would describe the sexual thrill he got from torturing victims. He wrote that he brought some victims to the brink of death. Then he gave them some air. Then he strangled them again. Just like the strangulation murder of Jackie Galloway by BTK John Waterman in Sarasota.
Sarasota's BTK: Nightmare on Loma Linda Street Jackie Galloway Raped and Murdered by Next Door Neighbor John Waterman Who Was Just Getting Started. During the Summer of 1991 Sarasota's BTK (Bind Torture Kill) John Waterman was just getting started with his reign of terror in the 1800 block of Loma Linda Street, he had already raped two young women and murdered one of them in June of 1991 after stalking her. John Waterman was stalking a potential third victim on Loma Linda St in July of 1991 when he was caught by Detective Don Wenger of the Sarasota County Sheriff Dept who just happened to also live on Loma Linda St. John Waterman raped, bound, tortured and killed Jackie Galloway on June 12, 1991 in Sarasota Fl. John Waterman's next-door neighbor on Loma Linda St Jackie Galloway, in the city of Sarasota, was found murdered on June 13, 1991. Her body, wrapped in a bedsheet and bound around the neck, waist, and ankles with traverse curtain rod cord bearing a unique knot, was dumped in a rural section of eastern Sarasota County. There was a ligature around her neck also and ligature marks on her wrists. After inspecting her apartment, which was open and undisturbed, Sarasota Police Dept. and Sarasota County Sheriff's detectives theorized that the murderer was someone close by, a stalker, or someone who knew about her activities (her body found in Sarasota County, she lived in the City of Sarasota). Because black, gray, and silver fibers similar to car trunk lining or auto carpeting were found on the body, but few fibers of any kind were found on the bedsheet in which the body was wrapped, the detectives further theorized that the body was transported in two different cars.
Approximately five weeks later in July of 1991, Detective Don Wenger of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, who lived on the same Loma Linda street as the victim but about five blocks away, noticed an unfamiliar late model Buick parked on the street across from his home at 10 p.m. in front of the darkened and vacant house there. The Buick had not been there when he arrived home fifteen minutes earlier and the driver was nowhere to be seen. Suspecting the car was stolen, the detective radioed from his car to check the license tag number and found that it was registered to an elderly woman who lived on Gulfstream Drive in downtown Sarasota. Wenger then waited in his own car about twenty minutes. He saw John Waterman come out from behind the vacant house and approach the Buick as its trunk opened automatically. Waterman did not have a flashlight and was dressed completely in black. 

   photo credit A&E The Killing Season 6 part series
Believing Waterman did not have a legitimate reason to be there, Wenger approached Waterman, identified himself as a sheriff's deputy, and asked him what he was doing there. Waterman replied that he might be interested in buying the house. As he was replying to the detective, his demeanor was very nervous, he spoke with a quivering voice, and would not look the detective in the eye. Spontaneously, Waterman mentioned that he lived next door to the murder victim, named her, Jackie Galloway, and asked if Wenger were working on that case and if police were making any progress on it. During the conversation Wenger glanced into the open trunk, saw a bag of some type, and noticed that the carpeting was black and gray. He recalled that the same color fibers had been found on the victim's body and that investigators believed she had been transported in a car's trunk.
Detective Wenger's suspicions about loitering and prowling had not been allayed by John Waterman's explanations. Although Wenger believed he had probable cause to arrest Waterman for loitering and prowling he preferred not to do so because he was within Sarasota city limits. He called Sarasota City Police and requested they come to the scene. Sarasota City Police Officer Brenda Redden arrived quickly and Wenger briefed her on his suspicions about Waterman's loitering and prowling, but not about Waterman's comments relating to the victim and the ongoing investigation. Redden had her dispatcher call the owner of the Buick to ask if the owner knew where the car was. The owner replied that she believed it was parked in the garage of her condominium but that if Waterman had it, that was permissible. Officer Redden interviewed Waterman while Wenger checked around the house and backyard. In the backyard Wenger discovered that, although the house showed no signs of burglary, through a gap in the fence at the back of the yard, one could see into the next house. Wenger knew that a woman and her two teenage daughters lived there, was she to become John Waterman's 3rd victim. Wenger returned and related what he had seen to Redden.
 
During the interview with Officer Redden Waterman did not allay her suspicions either so she arrested John Waterman for loitering and prowling and transported him to the Sarasota County Jail. Meanwhile, Wenger contacted one of the sheriff's deputies investigating the murder, Detective Penny Kimball, to acquaint her with Waterman's arrest and Waterman's expressed interest in the murder investigation. Kimball's notes did not show that Waterman had been interviewed as part of the neighborhood canvass at the time the homicide was discovered so she was very interested in speaking to him. Accordingly, she went to the jail to speak to him during the booking procedures on the loitering and prowling charge. Just as the booking procedures were getting underway, Detective Kimball read Waterman his Miranda rights and he voluntarily agreed to be interviewed about the murder. Because of the noisy booking area they were in, the detective sought a quieter place and conducted the interview in the detectives' offices in a nearby building. Waterman was cooperative and did not invoke his right to counsel or ask to call a friend or a family member. John Waterman stated he was willing to talk about the case because he felt badly about the death of his neighbor. Waterman said he lived with his fiancee and worked as a security guard at Bay Plaza Condominium and as a chauffeur for an elderly woman who lived there. He was living at his current residence when the homicide victim, Jackie Galloway, moved in next door in the 1800 block of Loma Linda St. He had never been formally introduced to her but knew what she looked like since he had seen her unloading groceries, going to the mailbox, and doing other things at the residence. He knew she rented a separate apartment attached to the house next door to his and that two men occupied the front part of that house in the 1800 block of Loma Linda St. He knew what type of car Jackie Galloway drove, that she was sometimes gone for several days at a time, and that friends of hers had a blue van or large white vehicle which would sometimes be parked out front, John Waterman was stalking Jackie Galloway. Waterman admitted that he had a lot of rope around his house, commenting that one could never have enough rope. He said he also kept rope in his car. He had recently obtained a quantity of cord from a traverse curtain rod he had gotten from Bay Plaza. He described how his house was decorated and listed the colors of his sheets which matched the kind in which the victim was wrapped — beige with brown trim. He discussed his sexual relations with his fiancee telling the detectives that at one time he had tied her to the bed but that he had cut the bindings off after she complained they were too tight and caused her discomfort.
After gaining further evidence from the searches of the Buick and the Renault cars that John Waterman had been driving and had access to, an affidavit and search warrant for Waterman's home was obtained and executed the day following the searches of the cars. Many items not listed in the warrant were seized from Waterman's home. In this appeal the only item suppressed which the state appeals is the paperback novel Post-Mortem. The book was removed from the shelf in Waterman's home either because of its title or because the search warrant authorized the police to look for fingernails and fibers, items small enough to be secreted within the pages of a book. The officer who saw the book testified that he took it from the shelf mainly because of its title. Once off the shelf, the picture on the front cover of the book interested him because it showed a corpse of a young woman covered by a sheet on an autopsy table. After determining that the book contained no fingernails or fibers the officer continued reading various passages in the book and, after about twenty minutes, came to believe that the plot of this novel paralleled the instant facts in a substantial way, including the use of some uniquely-tied knots. The officer testified that the murder they were investigating might have been a "copy cat" of this book so he seized it.
       photo credit people magazine
Jackie Galloway was discovered missing the afternoon of June 12, 1991, when a friend of hers came to the 1800 block of Loma Linda St. to take her to lunch. But found her apartment — an efficiency she had recently rented — empty, with signs that she had recently been home. There was food sitting out, and her curling iron was on. Sarasota Police Dept Investigators later determined a roughly hour window between when anyone last made contact with Galloway and when a friend discovered her gone. A full-scale search by the Sarasota police and Jackie’s family and friends that lasted through the night failed to turn up a trace of the missing woman. One June 13, the Sarasota Sheriff Dept. found Galloway’s bloodied body in a field about 10 miles from downtown Sarasota, wrapped up in a blanket and bound in several places — even excessively, where no bind would have been needed — with a cord. A noose was wrapped around Galloway’s neck, her false nails had also all been ripped off. Weeks later, a detective working the case and living on Loma Linda St noticed a man dressed in dark clothing lurking in the area of Galloway’s neighborhood. The man, 25-year-old John Waterman, said he was looking at potential real estate. Unprompted, he mentioned he lived next door to Galloway in the 1800 block of Loma Linda St. The detective had the Sarasota Police arrest Waterman for prowling. Several pieces of circumstantial evidence began piling up against John Waterman, including that, as a chauffeur, he had access to a Buick car with similar fibers to those found on Galloway’s body — and detectives found a length of cord similar to what was used on her in Waterman’s personal vehicle.


A search of that car and Waterman’s home uncovered a .45 semi automatic pistol, three pieces of cord (one with loops at one end), a beige sheet and two beige pillowcases and a gray bag with a black hood, plastic gloves and gray driving gloves, a rape and murder kit. More chilling, some of those items linked John Waterman to more than Galloway’s killing: Police began to suspect John Waterman was also responsible for the sexual assault of a second woman in the Loma Linda St area of Sarasota Fl. Perhaps the strangest item discovered was a Patricia Cornwell thriller, 'Post-Mortem', in John Waterman’s home. According to investigators, some of its passages eerily mirrored Galloway’s killing and the sexual assault. Post-Mortem is a crime fiction novel by author Patricia Cornwell and is her debut novel. The first book of the Dr. Kay Scarpetta series, it received the 1991 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Originally published: January 9, 1990

SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE JULY 12, 2011 – John Waterman’s grisly crimes still haunt the residents in the upscale Hudson Bayou neighborhood just south of downtown Sarasota. One victim, a 36-year-old woman who lived next door to John Waterman in the 1800 block of Loma Linda St, was found dead in a field in 1991 with her fingernails ripped off and a drapery cord tied around her neck. Another neighbor woman, a 31-year-old single mother, awoke to find Waterman wearing a mask and hovering over her with a knife to her throat, before she was raped. Both crimes in the 1800 block of Loma Linda Street paralleled passages in a crime novel called “Post-Mortem” that investigators found on Waterman’s bookshelf.  Residents of Hudson Bayou thought Waterman, then 28, would serve a virtual life sentence when he pleaded no contest and was given a 45-year term. But because he was sentenced before tougher Florida laws took effect, he was to be released next month after only 20 years in prison. That has sent his old neighbors into a panic. Waterman’s closest relatives still live on Loma Linda Street, so many there fear he could return. UPDATED November 23rd 2016…BIND TORTURE KILL. Sarasota’s BTK John Waterman Being Held in Local Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Center Arcadia Fl.  John Waterman raped, tortured and murdered Jackie Galloway in 1991, Sarasota Fl. The 580-bed Florida Civil Commitment Center for violent sex offenders is located in Arcadia Fl about 46 miles east of Sarasota. It is not a prison, but it looks similar to one from the outside and from the sky. The men inside have all been considered so dangerous they weren’t allowed back into society after their prison sentences ended. So they were committed by the state – involuntarily and indefinitely – at the Florida Civil Commitment Center. News Flash Violent Sexual Offenders are NEVER CURED….
The Florida Civil Commitment Center 13619 FL-SR 70, Arcadia, FL is a civil commitment, not criminal, if John Waterman is ever released will he return to Loma Linda StThe Florida Civil Commitment Center is about an 1 hour drive from Sarasota Fl, just head East on Fruitville Rd, is is a straight shot to Arcadia on SR 70. "Here in this former prison, amid the drowsy cattle pastures an hour inland of Sarasota, convicted child molesters, rapists, sadists and other "sexually violent predators" undergo specialized treatment. Their prison sentences completed, they've been ordered here under the Jimmy Ryce Act to learn to suppress their deviant fantasies, to control themselves, to prepare for a safe return to society. Many defense lawyers, therapists and civil-liberties groups (ACLU) say the $34 million-a-year commitment center has no real rehabilitation goals and strives simply to keep sex offenders who have already served their prison sentences locked up forever.That normally wouldn't be tolerated, but people don't care about the civil rights of sex offenders. ACLU critics say how those confined violates protection against double jeopardy -- penalizing someone twice for the same crime". Sex offenders are never CURED and John Waterman exhibited all the characteristics of a serial killer. John Waterman needs to never be released from confinement, he is currently 53 years old, prime time for psychopath serial killers. 
BTK, Bind-Torture-Kill, Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County (in and around Wichita, Kansas), between 1974 and 1991. He was known as the BTK killer (or the BTK strangler). “BTK” stands for “Bind, Torture, Kill”, which was his famous signature. BTK Dennis Rader served on both the Sedgwick County’s Board of Zoning Appeals and the Animal Control Advisory Board (appointed in 1996 and resigned in 1998). He was also a member of Christ Lutheran Church, a Lutheran congregation of about 200 people, near his former high school. He had been a member for about 30 years and had been elected president of the Congregation Council. He was also a Cub Scout leader. OUTWARDLY HE LOOKED AND ACTED NORMAL. Psychologists who interviewed Sarasota’s John Waterman labeled him a low- to moderate- risk for re-offending. He had no prior criminal history. And there was no evidence of sexual violence in the murder, meaning that Waterman has only one conviction for a sexually violent crime.  OUTWARDLY HE LOOKED AND ACTED NORMAL.
John Waterman has had the same attorney since he was confined to the Florida Civil Commitment Center, Arcadia, FL in 2011. Some of the people assigned to evaluate him think he should not be there, this is a big problem, see above. Fortunately 2 other Psychologists felt Waterman should be in FCCC. Waterman's attorney continues to work diligently to get him and other dirtbags back out onto the street and out of FCCC. As a Public Defender, Jeanine was responsible for all the Involuntary Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predator cases in Hillsborough County. She was the first attorney to argue an Involuntary Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predator issue to the Florida Supreme Court, and she won. Jeanine has been a guest speaker multiple times on various criminal defense and Civil Commitment issues.  Jeanine has been a guest speaker for the Public Defenders Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, the Florida Bar, and was one of the first attorneys in the state of Florida to give a seminar on Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators Act to sitting judges.

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