I wondered if there was a statement from Todd Gaddy, too. So I went back to Don Thompson’s office, looked through the file and indeed there was:
According to Todd Gaddy’s statement, the subject of the robbery never came up in the pizza shop. It didn’t come up until a later conversation that was outside his apartment. There was no mention of Shaun saying “Sephora was the driver.” at all.
In other words, according to Todd Gaddy’s statement the conversation described in Ashley Baker’s statement never happened, which of course only further confirms that it was a fabrication by Carson.
And if all this wasn’t enough – and it was – I had interviewed that witness two years earlier, remember? The one who said he helped Shaun Theriault retrieve the shotgun from some bushes in Geneseo and brought him back to Mark’s Pizzeria in Mount Morris? That corroborates Gaddy’s statement, which again if it is true means not only that Ashley Baker’s statement was false but a deliberate fabrication by Carson designed to implicate Sephora Davis as the driver for the robbery.
If things hadn’t been clinched yet, this clinched it. There was now no room for doubt. The entire narrative of Sephora Davis being the “wheelman” for the armed robbery and kidnapping was made up by the police, starting with Dana Carson. And the evidence proving that was all in the prosecutor’s file, which had been withheld from me for two years.
Which implies quite strongly that the prosecutor knew all about it. Perhaps he had even orchestrated it himself.
What a mess.