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most notorious. >> the jail finds itself with a multitude of related high profile cases putting everyone on edge on edge . >> the louisville metro department county jail looks like any other downtown office building but inside is the drama that comes with more than 2,000 men and women who are very uncertain all how'sed in one place. while some have only been convicted the majority are
awaiting trial. since most of them live here it is not unusual they know each other. >> just kicking it with my inmate fellows. >> one inmate seems to know more than most, he is 25-year-old jones. he is also known by a different nickname. >> mr. not guilty. >> most definitely did not do it. >> mr. not guilty. i'm anino sent man. >> that's my homeboy right here. i love him. i love all them. we all ino sent men, we all innocent. john jones mr. not guilty. >> he earned that moniker over the previous seven years. he has had numerous arrests on
drugs and attempted murder charges he has been acquitted. jones served a nine month sentence. >> most wanted. they want me off the street. >> 14 months earlier, jones who is a prominent gang member was once again arrested on attempted murder trial. he is facing life in prison if convict convicted. >> police say there is no doubt he is an extremely dangerous person and has been involved in violent crime before accused of shooting a woman in the face.
>> the news made me who i am. the news did that. the news made me famous. >> the high profile nature of this case has kept jones from being how'sused in the general population unit. >> this is how they do big muscles. roughing it man. >> jones reputation on the street might have made him a celebrity among inmates but it could be his undoing. one of the prosecution's key witnesses is a convicted felon called james -- he. >> he is a rat, might be the biggest rat. >> he knew jones when they warehoused together here years ago. he was given probation after
writing a letter to prosecutors claiming to have bomb shell evidence in jones case but jones said he told him in a different story in jail. >> he comes visit me, what's going on, man, i ain't telling on you, woot woot woot, i'm like, if you ain't telling on me you need to go to court and tell the judge and prosecutor. >> when authorities learn of it, they gave him a new charge, tampering with a witness. >> so i get charged with tampering with him but he came to see me. >> mallory is scheduled to take the stand in several days. meanwhilel the murder of 15-year-old gregory homes. he was shot to death in his bedroom.
>> five days after his murder, police have arrested a suspect in the case. 19-year-old anthony hopkin. >> you know what you are charged with? >> could you read it out. >> possession of cocaine, trafficking, murder, burglary, first degree. >> hogan said he is innocent. >> i don't even know this kid. i don't know his family or nothing about him. nothing. this is my life right here. i ain't got no money for lawyer. ain't nobody going to come help me, none of that. this is where i'm at now. >> now you all ain't got no cookies? >> let me again another one. trade me out. >> 12 hours earlier hogan and
his fiance were with a friend in his car. just after midnight they got into a fender bender at a fast food restaurant and police were called to the scene. officers discovered guns and drugs in the friends car. >> i didn't know he had them in the car. the .38 was closer to me and they charged me with that gun. >> all three were placed under arrest and pled not guilty. when investigators found the gun near him it 345matched the gun t belonged to the murder. >> i kept telling them, no, it is not my gun, i don't have nothing to do with that. well she want to create big guy and go to jail for murder. i said what do i have to tell you to keep me out of jail.
said tell me the truth. i said what she wanted me to say. >> according to police he admitted having gone to the house the night the man was murdered. >> i know the people who did it. i told the lady who did it. she still charged me with murder. >> why was the 15-year-old killed. >> he wasn't the one that was supposed to be killed. his momma was the one they was going for. >> why? >> his momma was set up by this guy set it up to be killed. they wanted to get rid of him for the trial and it didn't work and he wanted to retaliate and his retaliation got me sitting
here and it ain't got nothing to do with me. i don't know if he is from louisville or whatever but they call him hot foot th. that's not somebody you need to testify against. coming up the star witness in the can case against jones is arrested for the murder of gregory homes. ar is a time machine. [ beeping ] ♪ would you go back to when you got that less-than-amazing policy and go with esurance instead? well, they do have tools like coverage counselor® to help you choose the coverage that fits you. it's like insurance from the future. actually, more like insurance for the modern world. thank you! esurance. now backed by allstate. click or call.
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nothing in the phone book. >> good upstairs. >> pop i'm going upstairs. i'm going to call you when i get up there. >> several hours earlier, hogan, his fiance and a friend of theirs were arrested on drugs and weapons possession charges but a gun linked to hogan has been identified as the weapon used to kill 15-year-old homes five days earlier. >> i didn't kill that boy. i can't even tell you what that boy looked like. >> because the murder was widely reported in local news it is considered high profile so he is placed in a single man segregation cell to protect him from other inmates but he is more concerned for his fiance who has just been moved into a
housing unit for newly arrested women. >> i don't care about anything else but her. >> police have not linked her to the murder. she is charged with possession of drugs and a weapon. she will enter a not guilty plea but her tears are for him. >> i'm afraid i will never see him again. he didn't kill that boy. i swear to god, he didn't kill that boy. >> i swear he didn't. >> she will soon make bail and leave lousville metro but with hogan's charges tied to the murder he could face a long stay behind bars. according to the police report he does admit breaking into the
home but he says one of them actually killed a teen. >> i didn't think they were going to kill a little boy. they wasn't going to kill him. they told me they was going to beat up his mother but ended up killing her son. it hurts me. >> now just 16 hours after his own arrest, the man hogan says committed the murder has also been arrested. it doesn't take long for word to hit the news. >> two down one to go, the search continues for a third suspect wanted in connection with that murder. family of homes. the big question is why did this happen in the first place. >> 29-year-old james mallory was arrested in the lousville courtroom just before testifying in another high profile case claiming to have bomb shell
evidence against john jones who is currently on trial for attempted murder. >> ray, what's up boy. >> he had been serving a nine year prison sentence forearmed robbery. he was given probation after saying he had evidence against jones and was willing to testify. now along with anthony hogan, he has been charged with murder. >> i'm not guilty. i didn't kill nobody. and i didn't burglarize nobody's home and i have not owned agun. >> mallory thinks he knows why he was impolitindicated. >> his mother, i have been knowing her forever, i feel like she set me up. so they feel like after she set
me up i went to retaliate on her, which is not true. because people had $25,000 over my head. >> mallory alleges that wilson lured him to the alley to collect the bounty placed on his head. he said two men approached him for a cigarette and questioned him about jones. >> one guys was like, i was like, no, there's a misunderstanding. i ain't selling. he said yeah you are. you drew and grabbed his pistol like this. so immediately when he did that, i took and tried to grab him. he ripped through my pants. i got a graz on my knee. it was bleeding. it kind of healed up.
>> that whole scenario you explained is motive. >> yeah it is motive. there's no motive because if i had motive i knew where to go to kill her whole family. if i was going to get her son, i knew where to get her sister, momma, brother, and even her daughter. >> but he says he is innocent. he finds himself in a precarious position. in jail those who hurt or kill children and those who give information to the police are perceived as the lowest of the low. mallory is accused of both and because of media coverage inmates already know who he is. >> he is the skum of the earth and he is a snake. >> in kentucky there's only a
couple degrees of separation. we do what we have so do to protect them. all of this movement is on dvr so after i review it we have to deal with the three. >> here's the thing being the high profile that yours is, i have to worry about other aspects. i have to worry about people giving access to you. people that will take money to hurt you. possible stabs. not saying it will happen but i have to worry about that. in my job i have to limit your access to anybody. okay. you have to be careful. you are in a precarious position now. >> after changing into a jail issued jumpsuit he is moved to a secure cell in the medical unit of the jail.
where he is in constant view of surveillance. >> this is the safest part we can monitor him at. we'll do everything we can. we should be able to keep him safe right here. >> coming up, james begins to feel the sting of inmate's scorn. >> i know his name it is all over the paper and news. you can't forget that ugly face. >> it grows more with another arrest. >> you have any enemies you know of. >> james mallory.
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he has acquired a new moniker, mr. not guilty. >> i'm an innocent man. not guilty. mr. tony montana, that's me. >> he's been acquitted of mur r murder, attempted murder and stopped another murder charge dropped to wreckless homicide for which he served nine months. >> it is my favorite, tony montana. he is hard to kill, you know. >> jones is now in the midst of a new trial of attempted murder and the morning news brought stunning information about the par roled inmates scheduled to testify against him. >> this is the guy who got out for two months and came back for a murder, killed a 15-year-old. him right here. just two months later mallory is
charged with murdering a 15-year-old boy in the apartment of dixie highway. he was arrested monday after arriving in court to testify against john jones. -- a former cell mate. wow. wow. so why he was coming to testify, in a shooting case, he gets locked up for murder. you know. go don't like ugly so what goes around comes around, man. >> james mallory case 54. >> 36 hours earlier james mallory was arrested and charged with the murder of 15-year-old gregory homes. he hasn'ter entered a plea of n guilty. now he is marked as a snitch and an alleged child killer.
>> they made be basically a target anywhere i go. even when i get this case acquitted, still i'm going to have to deal with this the rest of my life if i stay in this city. >> mallory is housed in a secure cell with numerous cameras for his protection. others like brandon already know who he is. >> i know him. you can't forget that ugly face anywhere. he has snitch and baby killer wrote all over him. >> mallory is thought to be one of three men involved in the homele homes murder, one is still at large. the other is 19-year-old anthony hopkin. the jail has decided to move
hogan to the protective housing unit on another floor. hogan will be isolated from other inmates but he may pass by a number of them on the way there and many have already seen his face on the news. [ indistinct yelling ]. >> i feel like i'm eventually going to run into them. >> who? >> whoever was just yelling at me. there's so many people i don't know who it was. >> one of the inmates was shawn powell who says the homes murder is close to home. >> it is my wife's little
cousin. i already knew what was going on before the news or anybody. >> powell is equally intense at james mallory. he gets out and turns around and want to take the life of an innocent. that is two lives he's about to take. he don't know what he got coming. if he ever get caught he going to get a held of an as whooping. >> coming up. >> mallory if i had a gun i would kill him. >> another high profile arrest. puts the jail on alert right. hey babe, i got to go. bye daddy! have a good day at school, ok? ...but what about when my parents visit? ok. i just love this one... and it's next to a park. i love it. i love it too. here's our new house... daddy! you're not just looking for a house. you're looking for a place for your life to happen.
. >> staff at the metro department of corrections are used to dealing with daily drama. but when two high profile cases collide, they know it will be heightened. at the center of both cases is james mallory scheduled to be a key witness in the murder trial of jones who is accused of shooting a young woman in the face. moments before being arrested mallory was arrested for the
murder of the cousin of another inmate. ♪ why you kill a juvenile ♪ so precious ♪ why mom has to suffer ♪ at his funeral moms wouldn't let go ♪ you a bastar thrks is hurtful ♪ ♪ this is so painful ♪ how could you take a gun and put it to his brain ♪ ♪ rest in peace little p, we never forgot you. we love you all, for reals. >> love mom. >> from the public's eyes i'm already guilty. there's still going to be people who have their opinion.
collins placed mallory in the medical unit in constant view of surveillance cameras. but he is still concerned about neighboring inmate whose can see him from across the hall. >> all right give me a second and i will take care of that right now. >> hey, listen up ain't going to put nothing on the windows. got quite you understand what i'm talking about.
it's not going to work out well. >> basically he had a picture of the young boy who got murdered last week and it was hanging up on the door around the window of the door. so the inmate who is accused of it could see it. we can't tolerate nothing like that. we just have to deal with it. >> i placed his obituary, he should have to be reminded of it every day. it is just disgusting. most of us have children in here. >> i got so much on my mind, i don't want to keep having to go through this every day, keep hearing comments and -- being ashamed. >> mallory says he is a victim on multiple charges. he says he was recently lured into a an alley and attacked by
two gunmen who were getting revenge for the upcoming testimony of jones. ♪ making history ♪ beating people ♪ not guilty. >> just days later mallory and anthony hogan will be arrested and charged for killing kindra wilson. >> wilson. >> kendra wilson is now louisville metro's is now the newest member. >> do you have any enemies in here. >> yeah. >> like who. >> james mallory. >> wilson is charged with the attempted murder of mallory. >> mallory if i had a gun right now, i would kill him.
it is because you are saying i tried to and i really didn't. let me be hurt for something i did do. don't lock me of up for something i didn't do. >> the alleged attack on mallory happened just hours after her son was killed. >> me finding him was just the worst that could ever happen to somebody. and then now this. >> wilson also denies even knowing john jones much less ordering a hit on his behalf. >> i don't know him at all. i don't know nothing about him. >> wilson, come on, come with me, yeah. wilson, i'm going to direct her out and take her up to a single cell on j 2 dew to the profile of the case and safety issues. initially when you come in on
high profile cases you go to a single cell for safety issues and until the administration can decide where they will house you. it may be forever, it could be just for a couple days. okay. you are just going to have to bear with me for a moment. all right. what i need you to do is take this basket, put your shirt and blue jeans in there and put this jumpsuit on. when you are done knock on the door, okay. >> i can't keep my t-shirt on. >> no because it has to be plain white. >> it has my son on it. >> t-shirts have to be plain white in the jail fort inmates to wear. so she has to take that off and you can see she's not happy but it's the way things go. >> coming up. >> my brain is really going crazy. i got my son posted on my heart.
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. >> the louisville metro department of corrections currently has four high profile inmates. their cases all revolve around each other. it brings a lot of security concerns. the latest arrest is that of kend d kendra wilson charged with attempted murder accused of setting up a hit on mallory for his accused testimony against
john jones. when she was booked in she said she didn't even know jones. >> i don't know nothing about him. >> but upon learning of wilson's arrest. jones not only defended wilson but indicated that they did know each other. >> she around but it ain't like i never met her before but she ain't that type of person to go to work every day. >> that boy don't know me from a can of paint. when i seen his picture, i said who is this. >> i ain't never seen him in my life. who is that? >> soon after the alleged attempt hit on mallory for which wilson was later arrested mallory was arrested and charged with murdering wilson's son 15-year-old homes. also charged with homes murder
was hogan who says mallory pulled the trigger but the intended victim was wilson her self. >> why was the 15-year-old killed. >> he wasn't the one that was supposed to be killed, his momma was the one they was going for. >> mallory was due to testify at jones's try the day he was arrested and in 24 hours he will testify. but now jail staff is more concerned with yet another development. >> i'm going to speak to inmate anthony hogan who threatened to commit suicide. >> he is moved to a stripped down suicide observation unit required to wear a green garment. it is called a suicide wrap. another known by another name. >> what can you really do.
>> he says he threatened suicide because of the red jumpsuit he was wearing, he didn't like what it represented. >> basically labels you as a snitch so i don't want to wear it. >> manipulation. >> but you won't hurt yourself. >> no. frsz. >> >> are you safe to go back to protective custody. >> yes, sir. >> okay. thank you. >> after an evaluation from mental health staff he was taken off suicide watch and returned to protective custody. the following day brings more news in the ongoing drama that houses the jail and the criminal courts. >> one man accused of killing a 15-year-old boy is testifying
against another murder trial. he is charged after allegedly shooting a young ma women in the face. on the stand is mallory who was released on probation after he wrote prosecutors a letter saying he had bomb shell evidence against jones but today he is not testifying for the prosecution. he has been called to the stand by jones lawyer and now has a very different story. >> did you write that letter. >> no. >> not your handwriting? >> no. >> not your signature? >> no. >> you don't offer the common wealth quote "bomb shell evidence" on numerous koe eerro occasions. >> no. >> not your letter? >> no. >> i never spoke on this case either. >> for being in jail for being an accused snitch now says he
knows nothing about the jones case. after he was released from prison mallory visited jones in jail and prosecutors say he changed his story following that visit so they gave jones an additional charge tampering with the witness. >> so i get george for tampering and he came to see me. >> back in his cell after court jones was not feel gt friend ship with mallory. >> besides me and him we ain't cool. i wouldn't do nothing to him. we zsee each other and keep it moving . >> coming up. >> this man didn't do it. >> john jones lawyer stands up for his client. >> that's what the truth is. >> and new development had a
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. >> inside the louisville metro department of corrections kendra wilson is the latest inmate in the latest of complex profile cases charged with attempted murder of james mallory who himself is charged with the murder of her son. to make matters worst the high profile nature of her case include isolating her. >> i'm going to die in here, is what i'm saying. you know what i'm going through. i'm being accused of something i didn't do. my son is dead and i'm in a single cell and i'm getting punished. i thought i was in this until
proven guilty. >> we have to make sure you are safe. >> i never caused a problem. i never did nothing. >> you're not in here for causing problems. my focus is to make sure you are okay. the quicker we can do that and communicate together, you understand what i'm saying. >> yeah i understand that part but i'm saying, is this the place somebody is supposed to go. this is not a place for somebody who just lost their child and -- i lost everything. this is not a place for me, in a single cell room. nobody to talk to. nobody -- you know -- man, my mind is going crazy. i got my son on my heart. this is all i carved out. >> you didn't do nothing wrong. we are doing this because we have to initially put you in a single cell before we can put you in general public. it is a bit of a challenge.
we have to make sure everything is going all right. you going to be okay. >> yeah i'm okay. >> try to get something to eat. >> that's all i can say. >> okay. >> wilson's case is tied to another high profile case. that of john jones. >> tell her i said keep her head up. stay strong, i love her. authorities say he arranged for the hit on mallory for retaliation because mallory was due to testify against jones in his attempted murder trial. now it is time for closing arguments in that trial. >> i need to give you a little back ground about james mallory. >> jones lawyer plans to attack the prosecution for building some of the case around the testimony of mallory who allegedly promised bomb shell evidence before recanting on the stand.
>> so you didn't write this letter. >> no. >> he lies to you about the letter. i'm not saying that -- i'm saying mallory lied and he got out because of it. and he would be there in prison right now had he not lied. that's what the truth is. and if the truth is going to be heard in this courtroom this man didn't do it. >> okay ladies and gentlemen we're now ready for the final closing. calling mr. ross. >> the prosecution has to explain why they decided not to call mallory as a witness and why that should have no bearing on jones's attempted murder charge. >> ladies and gentlemen of the jury we thank you for your patience. >> they also want to convince the jury that jones coerced mashl to change his position.
>> defense made a big deal about not calling him as a witness. how could i call him after hearing that. they just want to call him so you would know what a bad person he is. and you know. when he fire that shotgun in that car he wanted to kill her. he wanted to kill her. if he tried to get someone to come in and lie to you -- well some people say that today there is no justice. today you're the law. i say that you have justice. >> okay. ladies and gentlemen that concludes our closing statements. if you will go with the sheriff your lunch will be delivered to you and you can begin your deliberations. >> six hours later the verdict
is in and jones has been returned to the jail. once again, the man known as mr. not guilty has been found not guilty of attempted murder. >> thought i was gone, man. but i guess not. >> but the jury did find jones guilty of tampering with the witness, james mallory and he was given ten years in prison a sentence that was enhanced due to his past record. >> i got ten years. he can't see me. >> he came to see me. i could see if i came to see him but he came to see me. >> i just want to let you know we will be reviewing you every week. are you straight now. >> yeah i'm smooth. >> one more thing, if you bump into mallory tell him i said puck him. james mallory puck him.
>> james mallory charged with murdering wilson's 15-year-old son also received soebbering ne. >> they asked for the death penalty. >> what did you think. >> basically back to the effect of being free. knowing someone was trying to kill me i wasn't free. they legalize the demon. >> mallory won't be alone in facing the death penalty if convicted. anthony has just received the same chilling news. >> i'm scared. i don't know why i'm spooked. i heard that in the courtroom, i had to get out of the courtroom. i told them to take me out.
that's some strong words right there. some real strong words. the death penalty. that's strong words. i ain't nothing but 19. just turned 19. it's crazy. >> kendra has no sympathy for either of them. >> i hope all of them burn in held. my son is going to haunt them every night and day. because he is shining down on me because i didn't do nothing but take care of my baby. i'm all he had. >> but wilson received disturbing news as well. >> stand on the 2 and look down the doorway. >> the two men who attacked james mallory were arrested on several charges including attempted murder and assault. william declined the interview. >> they entered pleas of not guilty on all charges but three
weeks later they each agreed to guilty plea in exchange to their testimony about wilson's role in the plot to kill mallory the assault charges were dropped they were sentenced to 7 and 13 years. >> what will be your statement when you go to court. >> the truth. what happened. i had went down, what went down. all of it. everybody knows the truth. but they want to lie. but i don't care because the truth is what is going to set me free. not no lies. no i want justice for my son and that's what it's going to be.