"i Dont Give a Fuck About Her" Says 911
I messed up... sorry, the 911 lady didnt say such a thing.. the killer did when asked about the missing lady.... (im sorry)
The voice of the kidnapped woman was desperate, panicked. “They have me in the trunk of my car,” she shouted. “I don’t know where I am.” The voice of the 911 dispatcher was dispassionate, almost scolding. “Calm down,” the dispatcher replied sharply, “and I will find out where you are.” A jury Wednesday heard that Nov. 15, 2008, plea for help. It was a smear of sound — blaring rap music from the car stereo drowning out the victim’s cries. After about a minute, the call was dropped. The victim hardly had a chance to say anything — not what her car looked like, or who was driving. The dispatcher didn’t call back. The victim’s body was found three days later in a derelict house in Lakeland, her clothes stripped, her face wrapped in plastic bags. The failed call was played for jurors in the death penalty murder trial of Vincent George Brown, accused of abducting his girlfriend, Jennifer Johnson, and killing her. It was both the briefest and most emotional moment of the week-long trial. As Johnson was heard futilely trying to make herself understood, members of her family wept quietly. Amanda Hill, the Plant City dispatcher who took the call, listened from the witness stand. Outwardly, she remained unemotional. Hill testified that she could actually hear Johnson better on the recording than she did that night. Hill said she took the call through an earpiece in one ear as she listened to a police radio with her other ear. “All I could hear was music,” she said, “although I did get the point that she was in the trunk of her vehicle.” She was subsequently fired. Her termination wasn’t mentioned at trial Wednesday. Neither was a lawsuit against Plant City brought by an attorney for Johnson’s estate. The dispatcher’s failure to locate Johnson resulted in her death, the lawsuit said. Besides Johnson’s 911 call, the bulk of Wednesday’s testimony involved statements made by the defendant to friends searching for Johnson. Two days after Johnson’s disappearance, a sheriff’s deputy listened in as her family members called Brown to ask where she was. Brown’s response to the call was profane. “I don’t give a f- – - about her,” the deputy overheard him saying. Daryn Robinson, a friend of Brown’s who is now serving three years in prison on cocaine charges, was brought to court to tell how he also asked Brown where Johnson was. He said Brown told him, “She’s in Lakeland, under a bridge, stinking.” The prosecutor said he would rest his case today. The jury is expected to begin deliberations next week. Earlier, shouting among witnesses and family members in the hallway could be heard inside the courtroom. Hillsborough Circuit Judge William Fuente warned the family members that they risked causing a mistrial if they let their emotions run over. He promised to permanently bar from the courthouse anyone making a disturbance. -
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Re: "i Dont Give a Fuck About Her" Says 911
Re: "i Dont Give a Fuck About Her" Says 911
By JOSH POLTILOVE | The Tampa Tribune
Published: November 16, 2011
Updated: November 16, 2011 - 12:01 PM
"A Hillsborough County jury has convicted Vincent Brown of first degree murder in the kidnapping and killing of Jennifer Johnson, his on-again, off-again girlfriend, three years ago.
Brown, 41, also was found guilty of kidnapping as the jurors took only minutes today to reach their verdict. Prosecutors said Johnson called 911 after being placed in her car trunk, and she later was strangled and dumped in an abandoned Lakeland house.
Closing arguments in the death penalty case wrapped up Tuesday morning. Jurors met Tuesday afternoon but did not reach a verdict until this morning.
"I'm glad he got what he had coming to him," said Johnson's mother, Alma Dorsey Johnson, after hearing the jury's verdict this morning.
She said Brown was jealous: "If he couldn't have her, he didn't want anybody else to have her."
Alma Johnson said her granddaughter, the slain woman's only child, turned 5 years old Sunday.
"There's nothing I can do," Alma Johnson said of her daughter's death. "She's in heaven now."
Prosecutor Jalal Harb told jurors Brown was the last person to call Johnson, the last person to be seen with her alive and the first person to be seen with her car after her disappearance.
Harb said evidence points to Brown as the person who killed Johnson.
On Nov. 14, 2008, Brown and Johnson were spotted together at a Tampa nightclub. At about 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 15, Johnson called 911 and said she was in her car trunk.
Three days later her body was found in the garage of the abandoned house.
Bags covered her face and were tied tightly around her neck. She died by being deprived of oxygen, according to a medical examiner.
Harb said witnesses' testimony proves Brown had "animosity" toward Johnson.
Phone records indicate Brown called Johnson more than 20 times Nov. 14, and that he called her phone twice after she was slain, Harb said.
After the slaying, Plant City police changed how they handle 911 calls. Their department's policy in place at the time required officers to respond to 911 calls made only from land lines. Because Johnson placed the call from a cell phone, officers were not required to respond.
Johnson's family and friends said Brown was physically and verbally abusive to her throughout much of their relationship. They encouraged Johnson to stop seeing Brown and move on with her life.
"You couldn't beat a dog that bad," said Johnson's uncle, Washi Dorsey, 50.
"It's never too late to get out" of an abusive relationship, said Ruth Chico, a friend of Johnson's since childhood."
**He was eligible for the death penalty, but I can't find any information on his sentence.