Friday, June 7, 2024

Dyer County D.A. "General" Goodman put on a 'Gossip' trial & failed miserably to convict David Swift of Murder now a charge of voluntary manslaughter

D.A. "General" Danny Goodman Jr of Dyer County will move forward at trial to convict David Swift of Voluntary Manslaughter on July 2nd, or so he says. David Swift was Not Guilty of 1st or 2nd Degree Murder and Not Guilty of Attempted Murder of Karen Swift at trial on June 6th. Tennessee Code § 39-13-211 defines voluntary manslaughter as the intentional or knowing killing of a person in a state of passion due to adequate provocation. The provocation must be such that it would lead a reasonable person to act in an irrational manner. Because the person kills in a heat of passion, the law views them as less culpable than someone who commits first- or second-degree murder. Consequently, voluntary manslaughter is a Class C Felony, and a person faces three to 20 years in prison if convicted, along with a fine. So now "General" Goodman will prove at trial, starting July 2nd, the state of mind of David Swift on Oct 30th 2011 when Karen Swift disappeared, good luck. Will "General" Goodman re-call the so-called 35 witnesses from the David Swift murder trial, an assortment of bizarre Goobers, Teeters, Barney Fifes, Gomers and the Hot Tub Queen? In Tennessee, the general statute of limitations for misdemeanors is one year for the D.A. to bring charges. See following for statutes of limitations for some specific offenses in Tennessee. To charge someone with Manslaughter, voluntary the D.A. has 8 years from date of death to file charges, see Tenn. Code § 40-2-101(b)(2) (2024).

I was hired in 2014 to investigate the unsolved murder of Karen Swift in the small southern town of Dyersburg TN, and it has been 10 years of hell with late night calls and hangups, fake negative reviews of my PI business, threatening voice mails on by business cell phone and multiple death threats! Just a little background on Dyersburg TN in the early and late 20th century, Dyersburg in Dyer County TN was a hotbed of Klan activity with County sanctioned murders and lynchings. Topix/Dyersburg website was used to bash and intimidate anyone who spoke in any positive way of David Swift. "Dec 18, 2011 Topix/Dyersburg TN, Karen Swift Murder.... Topix in Dyersburg is a cesspool and possibly a means of tainting the jury pool". One thing I have learned in the last 10 years dealing with people living in Dyersburg, Dyer County TN is that one guy, and one guy only, pulls all the strings in Dyersburg. Money talks in Dyer County TN and law and order takes a back seat.

Jonathan T. Skrmetti is an American attorney and public official. He currently serves as the 28th Attorney General and Reporter for the state of Tennessee. D.A. "General" Danny Goodman Jr of Dyer County TN is the man behind the recent failed trial whereby David Swift was accused of the murder of his wife Karen Swift in Dyersburg TN. Jury in Dresden TN decided David Swift was Not Guilty of 1st or 2nd Degree Murder and Not Guilty of Attempted Murder of Karen Swift. D.A. Danny Goodman Jr is not the Attorney General of the state of Tennessee although it appears that he requests people, even Judge Hayes, to call him "General" in a formal setting such as the court room, WTH? 

Karen Swift was reported missing on Sunday, Oct. 30, when her 2004 Nissan Murano was discovered near the intersection of Harness Road and Millsfield Highway at about 5:15 am. Karen Swift was last seen at her home in Dyersburg on Willie Johnson Rd. around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. Marty Lamb was driving to work around 5:15 AM Sunday when he found Karen Swift's car with a flat tire on Millsfield Highway Dyer County. COURT TIMELINE MAKES NO SENSE, RACHEL TOWNSEND WRITES.   

Let’s look at this timeline provided by the court:
*2:08 a.m.: Karen comes home with Ashley
*3:45-4:30 a.m.: Internet activity on David’s laptop shows images were opened from an external device.
*Depending on whether you believe the expert witness of the Defense or of the State, the last cellular of Karen Swift activity was recorded at 4:38 a.m. (State expert’s opinion) or 5:09 a.m. (Defense expert’s opinion).
*5:15 a.m. the first sighting of the abandoned vehicle, people at the car by 5:30 a.m. This leaves a very small window (1 hour) for the murder, dumping of the body, staging of Karen’s vehicle and the tire on Millsfield Highway and the walk back from the vehicle to the Swift residence and do a professional crime scene cleanup with bleach, no trace of blood or body fluids. The distance has been inaccurately stated as 1/4-mile multiple times throughout the trial. In a conversation with District Attorney Danny Goodman, I was told the distance was roughly .43 miles. This is closer to an 8–10-minute walk for a healthy person with no disability. The Dyersburg Gazette Newspaper has a paid circulation of 11,000 people and appears to be a semi-weekly newspaper.

May 31, 2024 David Swift murder trial Dresden TN Day 4; Two different reporters testified they interviewed David Swift in the years since his wife's murder and he told them he had hired a private investigator and discovered new facts but would not reveal what he had learned.

Feb 2nd 2022, DYERSBURG, Tenn. (WMC) - SEARCH WARRANT SERVED NO MURDER WEAPON FOUND: The investigation of the 2011 murder of a Dyersburg woman continues as TBI agents were asked to assist Dyer County Sheriff’s Department in a search at the victim’s former home Tuesday. An Action News 5 viewer captured photos Tuesday of what appears to be digging equipment. Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box tells Action News 5 an investigation is ongoing at 65 Willie Johnson Road, the former home of Karen Swift who was reported missing on Halloween in 2011 just weeks after filing for divorce.

After roughly 11 hours of deliberation, the court declared a mistrial in the case of the State of Tennessee vs. David Swift. The jury was hung on charges of voluntary manslaughter and could not reach a verdict. David Swift was found not guilty of charges including 1st-degree and 2nd-degree murder, and 1st and 2nd-degree attempted murder. Judge Mark Hayes declared a mistrial. Following adjournment, statements regarding the day’s court proceedings were issued by District Attorney Danny Goodman and defense attorney Daniel Taylor. David Swift will now appear in Dyer County Circuit Court on July 2, at 9 a.m. for a hearing regarding his bond and future action. He must also answer for stalking charges pending in Alabama. The length of sentencing for voluntary manslaughter is 3-15 years. If found guilty during the retrial, Swift could walk free after serving 1-2 years. "General" Goodman was very clear in stating that a plea bargain would only be offered in exchange for details surrounding the murder. It is now up to the state to determine whether or not to retry the case. “I’ll go back talk with my staff, talk with Mr. Taylor, and we’ll make a decision at that point,” said prosecutor "General" Danny Goodman. “We’re disappointed that we didn’t get to complete the case one way or the other.

Unsolved Karen Swift Murder a Tale of Sex, Lies, Missing Video Tapes and Misbehaving Private Eyes in Dyersburg TN. From the beginning of my on-air commentary on December 12th, 2011 on CNN's HLN with Jane Velez Mitchell concerning the still unsolved murder of Karen Swift, I have been inundated with threats sent to me via email, phone call hang-ups, extreme negative online reviews of my business, attacks by anonymous posters on Topix/Dyersburg a real cesspool, and actual threats communicated to me in cell phone conversations from people in Dyersburg TN, right up to Friday March 1st 2024. If you did or do speak out is support of David Swift's innocence in Dyersburg TN your putting a real target on your back. David Swift Murder Trial June 6, 2024: Jury in Dresden TN Decides David Swift Not Guilty of 1st or 2nd Degree Murder and Not Guilty of Attempted Murder, Told You So.

Anonymous posters on Topix/Dyersburg TN tried to cancel me, Bill Warner private investigator in 2014, for my support of David Swift who was later found not guilty of the murder of Karen Swift in Oct 2011. "December 18, 2011 Topix/Dyersburg TN, Karen Swift Murder.... Topix in Dyersburg is/was a cesspool and possibly a means of tainting the jury pool for David Swift". Various local governments censured the Topix forums. Many lawsuits resulted from content posted on Topix. I believe that the so-called anonymous posters on Topix/Dyersburg TN were a coordinated effort by the actual people linked to the murder of Karen Swift to place all blame on David Swift. On March 20, 2012, online gossip was the subject of a story called "Innocent Man's Life Destroyed by Anonymous Topix Poster" on Good Morning America. One thing I have learned in the last 10 years dealing with people living in Dyersburg, Dyer County TN is that one guy, and one guy only, pulls all the strings in Dyersburg. Money talks in Dyer County TN and law and order takes a back seat. Topix Dyersburg is the reason Judge Mark Hayes granted a change of venue request for the trial against David Swift for the murder of Karen Swift. The trial, originally scheduled for January 2024 in Dyer County, will now start May 28, 2024, in Weakley County, about 50 miles northeast of Dyer.

UPDATED, October 31st, 2014. Originally posted on pibillwarner.wordpress website, I am the hired private investigator on the unsolved Karen Swift kidnapping and murder, her family hired me to look into her unsolved murder that so far has eluded the TBI and Sheriff Box. CNN HLN had profiled the unsolved murder of Karen Swift on Jane Velez Mitchell and Nancy Grace numerous times and I have been on the panel discussing the case three times since November 2011. First let me tell you that I plan on using my connections with the National media to focus a burning spotlight on those responsible for introducing Karen Swift to a ‘lifestyle’ that ultimately led to her murder on or about October 30th, 2011, I am going to follow the money trail, multiple cell phone activity and the unpaid, maxed out credit card activity of Karen Swift. DYERSBURG: Attorney Steve Farese talks about Karen Swift murder case: “I don’t want to speak badly about Karen,” said attorney Steve Farese. “But were some things going on that were quite unusual, and there could be more than one suspect.

Unsolved Karen Swift Murder a Tale of Sex, Lies, Missing Video Tapes and Misbehaving Private Eyes in Dyersburg TN. In 2021 Darrell Sells filed a Lawsuit on David Swift and others for Defamation relating to a complaint David Swift filed with the Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission about private eye Chastity Brandon. Mr. Swift had an interest in protecting himself and his family from private eye Chastity Brandon who was acting unlawfully and harassing him and his minor children. Further, as a victim of Ms. Chastity Brandon’s improper campaign and unsanctioned investigative tactics, which ran afoul of applicable professional regulations, see Ex. 1 p. 16–18 (recommending that Ms. Chastity Brandon’s license be voluntarily revoked/surrendered due to her misbehavior), Mr. David Swift acted in good faith to alert the appropriate regulatory authority that was empowered to take action. Put another way: Mr. David Swift filed a complaint in good faith in order to ensure that Ms. Chastity Brandon was held accountable for her professional misconduct, and upon review of that complaint by the regulatory authority that was responsible for licensing Ms. Chastity Brandon, she was, license revoked. 

Consequently, even if Mr. Darrell Sells could establish a prima facie case for defamation, Mr. David Swift’s statements to the Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission were protected by the qualified common interest privilege, and the TPPA compels their dismissal as a result. “The respondent Chastity Brandon is subject to discipline for failure to cooperate with our investigation. The respondent also appears to be subject to discipline for running an investigation company without licensure for that company, for making public statements that are not completely truthful, and revealing information for a client obtained in an investigation for another client. Therefore the recommendation would be to authorize formal charges on Chastity Brandon, and offer to settle this matter with voluntary license revocation.” Ain't Dyersburg, Dyer County TN GRAND!

Memphis TN Serial Killer who left 3 nude female bodies, with panties pulled down, in Mount Carmel Cemetery in 2011, he was never caught. Time doesn’t heal all wounds. Sometimes it causes them to fester. This week will mark 13 years since my friend, Jessica Nicole Lewis, was murdered in South Memphis in 2011. Jessica Lewis was beautiful, her photo above on the left, blonde hair. She often flat-ironed her shoulder-length, strawberry-blonde curls, and she had style — her closet was full of body-hugging jeans and cute tops to adorn her near-hourglass, athletic figure. Thirteen years of unanswered questions. Thirteen years knowing the man who took her life was able to continue living his, freely and without consequence. On February 20, 2011, Jessica’s body was found in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, an old unkempt graveyard at Elvis Presley and Elliston, about three miles north of Graceland and as many miles south of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. There was evidence of a struggle; she’d been dragged through the grounds and shot in the head, the only clothing left on her battered body was underwear (panties pulled down) and a single sock. The murder weapon, a gun, is probably in a river somewhere, or sitting on a shelf said Sgt. Robert Wilkie of the Memphis Police.

In less than a month in early 2011, one man murdered three women and tried to kill a fourth in South Memphis. He fired a single round into each one of them, then left two of the bodies in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in South Memphis. The final victim, and the only one to survive, was shot just across the street from Mt. Carmel. He's never been caught. And as far as police know, he hasn't killed since. 'There's four that I believe ... are the work of the same (killer),' said Sgt. Robert Wilkie, the Memphis Police Department homicide detective assigned to the cases. 'Two of them are actually linked by forensic evidence. The other two, to make a total of four, because of the location and the types of injuries, motive more than anything.' His crime spree began on Jan. 27, 2011. 

Around 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 24, the groundskeeper at Mt. Carmel made another grisly discovery: The body of Rhonda Wells, 44, was found on one of the roads in the northwest corner of the cemetery. Then, on Feb. 26, two days after Wells was found, the killer struck again, across the street from Mt. Carmel. This time, though, he made a mistake. His victim lived, and she told police what he looked like. From her description, police were able to put together the composite sketch of a young black man, about 24 years old with his hair in cornrows. He was driving a dark Dodge Charger or Chrysler 300. Police also had evidence from the scenes. Memphis TN serial killer's dump site in 2011 was at the old Mt. Carmel Cemetery which looks a lot like the old Bledsoe Cemetery in Dyersburg TN where Karen Swift's body found in Oct 2011, just sayin.

Private investigator Bill Warner was back on CNN Headline News Jane Velez-Mitchell's show GONE on December 12th, 2011 talking about the unsolved murder of Karen Swift whose nude body was found on Dec 10th, 2011 in Dyersburg TN, with her panties pulled down. Karen Swift was beautiful, her photo above, she had shoulder length blonde hair. Karen Swift looks some what like murdered Jessica Nicole Lewis in Memhis TN in 2011, just sayin. CNN Jane Velez-Mitchell, "Bill Warner, you find it very significant that Karen`s body was found near a cemetery".

There is a little dirt road that separates where Karen Swifts body was found in Dec 2011 and from where the headstones are in the old Bledsoe cemetery. It's within 30, 40 feet. The problem I have, is that I was aware earlier in the same year in -- from January through March 2011, that there was serial killer in the Memphis Tennessee area who killed three women and dumped their nude bodies (panties pulled down) in a cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee, the old Mount Carmel Cemetery. Jessica Nicole Lewis, was murdered in South Memphis in Feb 2011, her body dumped in the old Mt Carmel cemetery. Kinda looks like the Memphis serial killer has a signature to his murders. I find this a little disturbing, being that Memphis is only maybe a 1 1/2 hour drive from Dyersburg TN, and the Memphis TN serial killer was never caught!

Could the 24 year old Memphis TN rapist serial killer who left his nude female victims bodies in a cemetery have left Memphis TN and relocated to a possible family member in the Dyersburg TN area? They found Karen Swift's Halloween costume from the Farms Dyersburg Country Club party in her car on Sunday Oct 30th, 2011. Some articles of clothing that belonged to Karen Swift, a pair of jeans, a bra and a gray zip-up sweatshirt were found in some brush not far from her car. They confirmed [the clothing items] belong to her. They took DNA from her mother and compared it to DNA on the clothes," Swift's friend Laura Jane told The Huffington Post. When Karen Swift's body was found on Dec 10th, 2011 near the Bledsoe cemetery she was nude except for her panties pulled down below her knees. Who killed Karen Swift, was it the Memphis serial killer who left his victims in a cemetery or a clever copycat killer in 2011?
Memphis TN serial killer's dump site in Feb 2011 was the old Mt. Carmel Cemetery which coincidentally looks just like the old Bledsoe Cemetery in Dyersburg TN where Karen Swift's body was found in Dec 2011. Karen Swift looks some what like murdered Jessica Nicole Lewis, both very attractive white females with shoulder length blonde hair. Jessica Nicole Lewis was murdered in Memphis TN in Feb 2011. Both Karen Swift and Jessica Nicole Lewis bodies were found nude other than their panties pulled down below their knees.
UPDATE JUNE 17th, 2024: MEMPHIS TN SERIAL KILLER STILL OUT THERE HE HAS NEVER BEEN CAUGHT. The Memphis TN serial killer was described as a black male with cornrow hair, he was clean shaven in 2011 but would most likely have facial hair in 2024, he would be now 37 years old.

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