In his performance tonight, October 7, 2016, Kent Hovind talks about the case of Shawn Stuller and lies about it and his connections to it.
The discussion is between the 5:20 and 8:40 marks in the following video and includes the introduction of a guest and big supporter (i.e., financial as well as moral perhaps) of Shawn’s; Barbara (See Footnote #1 below) from Massachusetts, possibly Barbara Bryson (Later: confirmed that it is Barbara Bryson; see update below) who is mentioned in at least one of Rudy Davis’ (aka LoneStar1776) videos promoting Shawn’s cause.
I and others have been following Shawn Stuller’s case because of its association with Kent Hovind and his convicted co-conspirator Paul John Hansen and their sovereign citizen theology.
Shawn met Kent and Paul while they were all in county jail together. Shawn has a long rap sheet and things were starting to get serious with his latest criminal activity.
Kent and Paul convinced Shawn to try their sovereign citizen antics instead of making a deal as he had always done before and which typically put him back out on the street without any serious jail time.
So Shawn tried that and, of course, it got him nowhere. Because of Shawn’s problems with lawyers, private and public, he is the one who caused his case to drag on and ultimately get scheduled for trial after a number of delays.
The judge was not of a mind to allow any further delays and Shawn was not properly prepared to try his case (i.e., still had lawyer problems and couldn’t seem to get any witnesses, or even his mother, to show up for the trial/sentencing).
The judge was not pleased with Shawn’s further attempt at delay and was going to proceed to trial. Shawn decided to do what he had always done before, plead out. In this case it was a blind plea and he would be at the mercy of the court as to sentencing.
Because of Shawn’s antics, the State introduced his criminal history which resulted in him being classified as an “habitual felony offender”.
Kent didn’t mention that the crimes in this case not only included illegally entering a residence, but also stealing controlled drugs [enough of them to qualify as him as a “trafficker”), defecating in the kitchen sink, and stealing some other small item(s)].
Shawn had a change of heart, still playing games, and decided to try to withdraw his plea before being sentenced. Shawn claimed some unnamed criminals who were in the courthouse when he was sent for trial threatened him into making the plea.
The judge didn’t buy it, and when Shawn came back for sentencing he got the 20 years; all thanks to the influence of Kent Hovind himself and his co-conspirator Paul John Hansen whose sovereign citizen antics not only failed but put Shawn in a worse case scenario instead of allowing him to plead and get a sentence that could have resulted in him being free today, October 7, 2016.
Shawn recently filed his appeal brief, through a private attorney whom Kent’s visitor Barbara may have helped to significantly finance. The State’s reply is due soon.
Maybe Shawn will get a do-over, but it appears unlikely.
More important from the aspect of my coverage is that failure of Kent Hovind, Paul John Hansen, Rudy Davis (LoneStar1776), and Erin Davis to accept responsibility for the roles they played in putting Shawn away for 20 years, barring a successful appeal and subsequent developments.
If Shawn gets a do-over, his prospects might be greatly improved if he could get Kent and Paul to admit to their responsibility as to how it all played out and the three of them would admit to just how silly and frivolous their sovereign citizen antics were.
Maybe we will hear more of these things as Shawn’s case develops and Kent’s indirect connections to Shawn continue.
Footnote #1 – A Possible Connection
UPDATE: October 8, 2016 at 5:10 PM MT (Barbara Bryson Identified)
UPDATE: October 8, 2016 at 9:00 PM MT https://youtu.be/eLLJCRRSs4Q?t=2m15s
Broadcast Date: October 8, 2016
Is she (Barbara Bryson) coming back,
or was she just there today?
Yeah, tomorrow too.
She’s back at Dinosaur Adventure Land,
hopping on the top bunk in the hen house.
She’s going to get a good night’s sleep.
She bought an inner-tube today, floated.
I think she almost fell asleep and the drift
almost took her down the beach, but she
woke up in time and was able to come back
and enjoy the beach.
This is the second time she has been at
…driving back to DAL, it’s fend for yourself
Saturday and Sunday…eat all the leftovers
and there is a sausage festival going on
today so that is where everybody was at.
It’s really cool that Kent’s vision came true
and that my mom (Barbara Bryson) there,
she can come and she can stay there and
then come visit me…
UPDATE: October 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM MT
Shawn Stuller October 10, 2016 via Rudy Davis Broadcast
– He gave me the best brothers and sisters,
– a “mom” who cares for me in Christ…
And around the 8:40 mark Shawn starts talking about how those financial matters are starting to work out.