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>> i think about how lucky we were to get all those people out alive. i didn't want my girls to see somebody drown on christmas day. that's what really drove me to try and help them. due to mature subject matter, viewer discretion is advised. >> a special response team overcomes an apparent act of sabotage on a fight call. >> there was so much water and soap on the floor. it was meant for us to slip and slide on. >> a female inmate is accused of misconduct. >> if you're standing here and accusing me of stealing, give me a lie detector test. i will pass it. get me a lie detector test. >> accuses an officer of
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misconduct. >> don't make me put my hands on you and show you how bisexual i can be. what is that? >> an 18-year-old charged with murder faces both the judge and -- >> you chased my son down and you shot him in his back. >> the victim's mother. >> when you get behind them doors, i hope you get what you deserve. >> in the heart of downtown cleveland sits an 11-story tall half block wide symbol of law and order, the cuyahoga county correction center. >> face the bars! >> about 30,000 men and women from the city and outlying areas
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are booked into this jail each year. the majority will be released within 24 hours. but about 2,200 occupied beds here for an indefinite period, most are only accused of crimes and are awaiting trial for resolution of their cases. and like cleveland itself, the jail can be said to have tough neighborhoods of its own, especially the tenth floor. >> this is our maximum security floor. for the most part, that is where we house all of our problematic inmates, whether it's inmates in some type of disciplinary lockup and we have our individuals that are here on high-profile charges. >> the floor is managed by the special response team or sert, a tactical unit trained in the use of riot gear and controlling high risk inmates. >> we like to keep the sert team close to our problems. that's kind of why they manage the floor. >> and problems do occur here. sert has just been called to a
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fight. little do they know, they might have been sabotaged. >> wet floor. >> be advised, wet floor. >> proceed with caution. the floor is wet. >> there was so much water and soap on the floor, it was meant for us to slip and slide on. i mean, it was beyond mopping a floor. >> nobody on the response team was injured and the apparent sabotage did not prevent from quickly retraining the combatants. one is quan scott. the other is antwan timberlake. >> do not turn off that wall, timberlake. >> the fight occurred inside his locked cell. >> in here? >> yeah. >> inmates sometimes finds ways to open up doors and sometimes they tamper with the lock. >> when used properly, a hard, flat object can sometimes jimmy a lock. >> in this case there was a chess board and he was able to pop it from the outside. >> officers separate the two men
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to get their versions of what happened. >> what's going on? >> nothing's going on. >> huh? >> nothing. >> nothing? i'm up here for nothing? what happened? >> just fighting, man. >> how did you get in his cell, his cell was locked. >> i don't know how [ bleep ]. >> who popped it open? >> he had to. >> where were you fighting at, outside or inside the cell? >> outside then inside the cell. he pulled me in, man. >> take him down. >> the officers then move to timberlake's cell and question him. >> i was just laying in my bed trying to read and i heard my door pop. i thought it was a co, and i looked up and seen a dude coming in here. just shut my door. >> the chess board's location outside the cell led officers to a preliminary conclusion as to
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which inmate was the aggressor and which was the victim. >> timberlake was basically a victim because they popped his door and entered his cell and fought him. >> scott will remain confined while officials investigate the cause of the fight. timberlake is moved to a new unit as a safety precaution. >> i'm strong, i'm a big boy. i pretty much can handle it. >> in another part of the jail, tony goodwin was recently alleged to have been involved in a separate in cell fight. >> he's known. wherever he goes, he's known. he's a member of two street gangs. one called the starter boys and the other one is called the heartless felons. >> the heartless felons is the jail's largest gang. most of them were recruited in county juvenile facilities. goodwin himself only recently transferred from the jail's juvenile wing to an adult housing unit when he turned 18. but he was first arrested 18 months earlier at age 16. he's charged with murder and has
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pled not guilty. >> i've been here so long it's hard to cope sometimes. you try to adapt as much as you can. but when you get around new people that ain't doing as much time as you is, sometimes you snap. >> see somebody coming here three or four times and i'm still sitting on the same case, it kind of bothers you sometimes. they take their life for granted. >> sam mcclaren has known goodwin since he arrived at the jail and now wants to speak to him about his alleged role in the fight. >> have a seat in that yellow chair, mr. goodwin. tony, we're here to talk about the incident that took place on jail 19b, altercation involved two individuals. tony, it's stated that you were there. >> i wasn't there. >> you wasn't there?
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why did they say you were there? >> i have no idea. >> they come out of the room both yelling and hollering at each other. they say it was in cell 4. which cell were you in? >> i was in four. >> came out, grabbed his shirt, i feel a certain kind of way. you stepped into cell, cell 15. from there, got him in a head lock. tony, you did not hit him, you did not get a chance to fight him. >> i didn't touch him. >> but you were there. >> come on, tony. >> guilty by association? >> no, sir, guilty because you stepped in the cell. >> i didn't step in the cell. >> this individual states that you did. give me your version of what happened. >> i can't really tell you. i ain't know nothing until they came and got me. >> come on, tony! >> for real. >> if you take part in gang activity, what can happen? you can receive how many days in lockup? 15. possible criminal charges can be brought against you.
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anything else you want to say before we close this? >> no. i'm all right. >> thank you. all right. that's the conclusion. mr. goodwin denied anything or taken part of the altercation that took place on 9b pod, but with the witnesses we have and the statements they gave, it's clear he did promote gang activity. he did take part in the activity that was going on. >> mr. goodwin back from talking to the investigator. come on. >> he's an individual that i think if he had taken a different road, people would have looked up to him. he chose the path that he took. he has to decide. time is running out on him. the more he takes part in the incidents like he did on 9-b, the farther you're going down that he can't return. you only can go so far. >> goodwin's future will soon come into focus. he's on trial for murder and if found guilty, could face life in prison.
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coming up -- >> i'm going to do it until the day i die. >> an inmate well known to staff is targeted by other inmates. >> what are you accused of? >> being a gang member and having swastikas. >> yeah? >> yeah. >> and -- >> i see how much hurt she has in her face and how much pain she's going through. >> tony goodwin sees his mother before a jury decides his fate.
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like many large urban jails, cleveland's cuyahoga county correction center usually houses more inmates than it was built to accommodate. that's due in large part to inmates whose drug use has led to other crimes and the revolving door relationship with the jail. staff recognize that inmates like lorraine are more memorable than others.
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>> lorraine green has been coming here since before i started and seen her come back many times since i've been here. >> heroin has kept green in cuyahoga four times. she's now awaiting sentencing on two counts of -- she worked as a nurse's aid for 15 years but funds her addictions for prostitution. >> still a prostitute? >> until the day i die. >> until i'm crippled and my -- my head falls through my ass and breaks my neck. >> green says she made up to $800 a day as a prostitute. >> i may be old, but i have a lot of regulars. i make a lot of money. i use condoms for everything. i don't let them kiss me. i don't like spit, other people's spit.
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don't let them kiss me. grosses me out even thinking about it. that's why i don't kiss. >> green also has a strong aversion to her cell accommodations. >> my toilet is disgusting has poop on the inside. and this is what it is right here. if you look over here, these are mine. if you look over here, you can see how nasty it is. they just throw you in a place like they don't care about you. they could care less. >> she used to be more of a mellow inmate and usually you see it the opposite, come in more aggressive and mellow out during the year. she's done the opposite. >> most of these are pictures of my children, who are they talking to disrespect me. >> as she's gotten older or tired of coming back and forth, she's become more of an aggressive inmate. >> this is where we're at. >> green was recently placed in a 23-hour observation cell after inmates reported that she had stolen food from them and part of a white supremacist gang. >> what did they tell you you're being accused of?
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>> being a gang member and having swastikas. >> do you have any tattoos on you, ma'am? >> i have tattoos but no gang -- >> you have some on your neck. can i see those? >> it's a cross. rest in peace. my mother and grandmother died. >> what is this on your arm? >> smile now, cry later. >> they stated that you are supposed to be a leader of a gang unit or white supremacist activity. >> i have black children. my whole family is black. how can i be prejudice? my whole entire family is black and white and puerto rican. >> i'm just asking. >> i'm telling you, i'm not -- if i was prejudice, i wouldn't have mixed children. >> they also accuse you of allegedly being involved with some possible commissary theft. >> why do i have to steal from anybody? i have my own commissary. if you're going to accuse me, prove it. give me a lie detecter test and i will pass it.
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i will pass it with flying colors. get me a lie detecter test like i just said to you and i will pass it. >> you don't steal stuff. >> i steal stuff at stores at home, yes. >> i'm talking about here. >> no. give me a lie detector test. >> let them say what they want to say. they're bitches. they're girls. how they talk. >> they never called you that. >> they are accusing me of being a thief, dude. give me a lie detector test. >> and claiming you were a white supremacist active. >> what do i look like, a gang member? i'm not a gang member. i'm not a supremacist. >> we'll do a follow through, okay? all right, ma'am. >> thank you, sir. i like to have a lie detector for all three questions you asked me. >> yes, ma'am. >> and i'll even pay for it. i've got money. >> you got money? >> yes, i do. >> thank you. >> all right, thank you. >> thank you. >> green will remain in segregation at least until
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officer mcclaren concludes his investigation. over in the men's segregation unit, 18-year-old tony goodwin is dealing with much bigger issues. he's currently on trial for murder. >> my judge told me if i were to lose trial, my minimum sentence would be 23 to life. my maximum would be 33 to life. >> goodwin, who was 16 at the time of his arrest, is accused of fatally shooting a 20-year-old man. >> i'm nervous. i was -- basically i want to speak from the heart to the victim's family, whatever part i played in this situation. i really apologize for it, and i want them to know i'm sincere about it. >> i have to ask you then, what are you sorry for? >> the part that i did play in this case. >> do you want to tell me what that was?
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>> no. >> does tony know? >> i know what i'm guilty of. >> 18 months before his own arrest, goodwin's older brother was fatally shot while standing at a bus stop. >> people take losses different ways. some people find god, religion, family. i chose the streets. i went to the streets when i lost my brother. some people do things different. the streets helped me cope, i guess, with the pain i was feeling. >> goodwin has at least one person who understands his pain. >> is it possible i can see tony now? >> yeah. >> i'm going to be able to touch him, am i? >> no, you aren't going to get to touch him. >> my mother, she's a strong individual, just for the simple fact she supported me through this case and how she coped with losing her son.
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>> eleanor goodwin visits her son as often as possible. >> you know these chairs hurt my backside. they're so hard. >> she's joined by her family's minister, loretta freeman. >> the vision god gave me, that's why i kept telling your mom she will not bury you in the penitentiary and that's what the lord told me. >> doesn't he answer my prayers? >> yes, he does. i remember when he was little he was like don't pray for me. don't pray for me. >> i used to always say that. i'm going to pray for you. don't -- please, mom, pray for me. >> i look at her and i see how much hurt she's got in her face, how much pain she's going through. sometimes it be hard just to look at her. >> in your precious holy name i pray. amen. >> if i get convicted, she feels she will lose another child. >> my god, i love you so much.
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>> i love you too, mom. coming up, tony goodwin is called back to court. this time to hear from the jury. and -- >> he says don't make me put my hands on you and show you how bisexual my hands can be. >> lorraine green accuses an officer of misconduct.
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recently, the special response team at the cuyahoga county correction center got more than it bargained for when responding to a fight between scott and timberlake. >> there was so much water and soap on the floor. it was meant for us to slip and slide on. >> the officers could not prove who might have sabotaged them but none was injured. timberlake received medical treatment for his eye. >> came in my cell, he got to fighting and punching and put his whole hand in my eye. i'm pulling my eye back, you know. it's the whole thing. >> why? who is this person to you? >> nobody. >> scott, who is a member of the jail's largest gang, the heartless felons, didn't have a
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lot to say about it either. >> for real -- >> later however, scott admitted to jail investigators that he popped timberlake's cell with the chess board and initiated the attack. >> some of these pieces with flat edges you can get into the doorway and pop open a lock like you would on the street. you can do it in here. it takes a lot more effort but it can be done. you need something hard and straight. you can tell it was used the way it was crimped. >> inmate scott waived his right to be present at this hearing. >> scott will receive time in isolation. how much time is up to the jail's disciplinary committee, who will take timberlake's injuries into account. >> how seriously injured was this guy? >> he had a black eye. his left eye was swollen. i don't know if he had any lacerations over his left eye at all or not. >> it was a little swollen when i saw him. he said scott tried to gouge his eye out.
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he said he was trying to reach inside. he had scratch marks. >> what was this about? what was the reasoning why? did he give a reason? >> well -- no. there's just been some issues with timberlake and the heartless felons in there because timberlake does his own thing. he doesn't want to associate with them. and he just believes that the gang is ridiculous. >> still, timberlake is known for causing problems as well. >> timberlake has an anger issue. it's been there for a long time. we've dealt with timberlake. that's why he's in ten. we've had numerous lockups when i dealt with him. >> i'm just a little punk, that's all. only the strong survive. if you come in here like a little chump, they're going to run you to hell early. if you're strong and stand your ground, they know not to mess with you, you know.
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this is jail. it's either going to go the nice way or the hard way. either way, we're locked up, so -- >> timberlake who has prior convictions for burglary and theft recently pled guilty to attempted robbery and is awaiting sentencing. he says this offense sounds worse than it is. >> you know what i'm in here for? for stealing a six pack of soap and a deodorant. i'm a good person. i just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. i wasn't out there holding nobody at gunpoint or snatching old lady's purses or stealing cars. everybody is my friend, all of them. >> everybody thinks he's a [ bleep ]. >> don't listen to that. coming up --
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>> we're about to tear it up. >> timberlake has a conflict with staff. and later, the jury reaches a decision in tony goodwin's murder trial.
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due to mature subject matter, viewer discretion is advised.
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>> inside cleveland's cuyahoga county correction center lorraine green, currently in jail on drug possession charges, has been in segregation pending an investigation into another inmate's claim that she's part of a white supremacist gang. >> it sucks to say i'm 50 years old and i'm a drug addict. here i sit in the county freaking jail, the worst hell hole you could be in. >> at least today, green will get a bit of good news from gang investigator sam mcclaren. >> we have to have something solid or proof and we don't have none of that. so we're going to let her go. case closed. >> green is moved back to general population where she can be around other inmates and have her privileges restored. shortly after moving into her new cell, green has come forward with an allegation about a male officer who confronted her in segregation. >> he said i was kicking -- he says don't me put my hands on you.
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i can show you how bisexual my hands can be. who the hell are you talking to like that? that's a sexual rude remark, comment to me that he shouldn't have said. >> the officer in question, corporal mets, along with the female officer that was with him when he spoke to green both deny making any such comments. >> inmates make accusations and allegations. that one i still can't figure out that accusation. you know, but we deal with it all the time. it's our policy here at the sheriff's department, basically interaction between male officers, female inmates, we always have a female officer with us during the interaction. >> after he was alerted to the allegation, associate warden eric ivy meets with green. >> i heard you have an issue that you want to talk to me about. >> when i was in my cell in lockdown, mr. corporal mets came in, came in my room because i
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was kicking my cover around the room, i had an attitude. maybe i was smart with the cos. that's just me. came in, i heard you're kicking your cover. treating my cos bad. i looked at him, i said, yeah, sure. and he started yelling. i put my pillow and sheet over my head. he said sure again. i said, sure, whatever. he said don't make me put my hands on you and show you how bisexual i can be. what is that? >> i don't know but it just seems like there's something missing. >> i figured you might say that but it's not. >> are we going to talk or -- >> no. >> the only way we can get an understanding -- i don't understand where the bisexual piece come in at. he said he was going to -- you were offended by that? >> he told me don't make me put my hands on you and show you how bisexual my hands can be. >> so you were offended by that? did he put his hand on you at any point? >> no, he did not. >> is there anyone i can talk to that can verify? >> your co was in the room when he said that.
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it's on the grievance i filed with you. >> what did you do with the grievance? >> i gave it to them, said they were going to give it to you. it said grievance and warden. >> if you look in the handbook, it will show you how you write a formal grievance. any time you write a formal grievance, place it in an envelope, stamp it, and mail it out. that makes it a formal grievance. it's right in the back of the handbook. you don't have one? >> i threw it away. >> oh, you probably should read the handbook so you are aware of the rules and policies and procedures and the right protocol to follow when you have things like a grievance. >> they do. why didn't they tell me? >> i can tell you, the information was given to you and you had access to that information and you threw that away. i'm going to address this issue and see if i can get to the bottom of it. >> i know them cos and corporals will stick together. as far as that goes, i'm still filing a grievance and i am going to press charges on that
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man for doing what he did. >> that's your right to follow up with your attorneys. >> i'll follow up out there while you do what you have to do in here. i've already talked to him. >> okay. >> it's not imperative that we like each other. what's imperative is that we respect each other, respect what everybody has to do. >> exactly. >> all right. we got an understanding? >> yes, we do. >> have a good day. nice meeting you. >> you, too. >> i will speak with the accused and the witnesses that she gave me. hopefully we'll get to the bottom of this. >> up on the tenth floor of the jail, antoine timberlake is waiting for an answer as well and he's growing impact. >> i've got to know what's going on. i have a right to know what's going on. >> timberlake recently pled guilty to attempted robbery. he was due in court for sentencing three hours ago. but the judge has yet to send
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for him and he's anxious to know why. >> you think because i'm a prisoner i don't know [ bleep ]. i just want to know what's going on. >> i don't know. >> you're not trying to take the time to know, man. you're too busy being an a-hole to me, man. >> timberlake likes to get on my nerves, and we try our best to be professionals as much as possible. he just has to wait just like the rest of us. >> you're going to have to wait. >> all right. that's cool. we're about to tear it up in this bitch. if you don't want to help me, i'll make sure i do something so you can call your boss. all right? cool on that? we got an agreement? >> no, we don't. >> you don't want to know me, right? you don't want to help me. you don't want to help us until we start acting like [ bleep ]. >> you need to sit and wait just like me. >> all you have to do is call the corporal, man, so he can
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figure it out. >> speaking of the corporal, here he is. >> yes. >> today, i was supposed to have court at 10:00, correct? then i've got an evaluation at 1:00. i ain't got called for none of that. >> they didn't need you. if they need you, we'll get you up there. >> ain't no way you can call down is there? >> the judge might have been involved in another case or something like that. i can look and see if there's anything else put in the computer. that's not a problem. >> i don't want to be in here. >> we don't want you in here either, but until the judge says that he needs you, we can't take you up there if the judge doesn't want you. >> i just want to know what's going on. if they cancelled it or what. >> i'll check and let you know. >> a lot of inmates, they don't want to listen to the cos. they think just because the supervisor is around that they can give them the same information that i can give
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them, but because it comes from me it's a better answer. >> corporal johnson checks for updates in the court schedule but finds nothing new to report. >> i'll go in and tell them still showing he's supposed to have sentencing today. when they set a new date, i'll let him know. other than that, that's where it's at. >> good? >> good. it is what it is. >> later that afternoon, timberlake did get news about his sentencing. the judge delayed it for another two weeks, so timberlake will remain in jail until then. this one time, however, where delays almost never occur is when a jury has reached a verdict. and that time has come for tony goodwin. >> trying to give me the false hope of freedom somewhat. >> goodwin, who was arrested as a juvenile but being tried as an adult, has been incarcerated for the past 18 months while on trial for murder.
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>> i guess they made a verdict, so i find out what my fate holds. >> if the jury finds him guilty, they must choose between murder or aggravated murder. the latter carries a longer maximum sentence, 33 years to life. >> i'm a little nervous. they kind of came back faster than i expected. thought they'd need another day. >> goodwin testified in court that at age 16, he shot 20-year-old dwayne rimm, who later died from his wound. but his lawyers presented a defense they hope will sway a jury to acquit goodwin. >> i don't know what the verdict going to be. hopefully, it's a good one. but if not, i don't know. i can't even tell you what i'll be thinking.
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coming up, the surprising defense strategy that tony goodwin's lawyers hope will get him off. and the jury hands down its decision. >> we, the jury in this case, being duly empaneled and sworn do find the defendant, tony goodwin --
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inside a holding cell at the cuyahoga county criminal court building, 18-year-old tony goodwin is about to find out if he will be convicted for murder. goodwin's mother is already grieving for an older son who was murdered. she's hopeful now that she will not lose tony to life in prison. >> he's a great young man. he's a strong young man. right now he's in a lot of pain. he's in a lot of stress. he's in a lot of confusion. he's hurting right now about his brother right now.
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tomorrow is his birthday, jerry's birthday. >> your son who was murdered? >> yes, yes. >> goodwin's lawyers acknowledge their client shot 20-year-old dwayne rimm who later died from his wound. they had hoped to reach a plea bargain for manslaughter but prosecutors would only accept a murder plea. in ohio, a murder conviction requires precalculation or the intent to murder, and the defense set out to prove that it did not exist in this case. they say two years earlier, rimm broke goodwin's jaw and that when goodwin unexpectedly saw rimm on the street, he shot him not to murder him but stop him from fleeing. rimm was struck in the buttock. they argue he then only punched rimm in the face to break his jaw. now they can only hope that the jury understood the importance of this distinction. >> ladies and gentlemen of the jury, it's my understanding that you have reached a verdict, is that true? >> yes, your honor.
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>> rimm's mother and other family members are also in the courtroom. >> thank you. all right. count one, we, the jury in this case being duly empaneled and sworn, do find the defendant tony goodwin not guilty of aggravated murder as charged in count one of the indictment. we, the jury in the case being duly empaneled and sworn, do find the defendant not guilty of murder. we find the defendant guilty of discharge of firearm on or near prohibited premises. that is signed by all 12 juries. that he did have a firearm on or about his person, under his control, displayed it, brandished it, indicated he possessed it or used it to facility the offense and that finally that the defendant did
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cause a substantial risk of serious physical harm to dwayne rimm. is this in fact your verdict? >> yes. >> goodwin was acquitted of the murder charges that could have sent him to prison for life, he is guilty of illegally firing a gun. for that, he could get up to 14 years when he returns to court for sentencing. >> i want to thank you all. okay. >> all rise for the jury. >> thank you. >> court is adjourned. >> what went through your mind when you saw tony? >> there's a changed young man. >> are you scared? >> no. >> you weren't fearful about a guilty verdict? >> no, no, ma'am. honest to god, i was not scared. i just was prepared. if god sent him for 25 years, that's between god and him. tony knows that. i was prepared. >> until he is sentenced, goodwin will remain in jail. >> everything been going good today.
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so let's keep that positive energy and let's just keep doing that. it's hard. it's all about them choices. >> when i got the verdict, it's like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. so i thought i was hearing it wrong. that's why i was just -- wanted to look like, did he really say that? so i was just kind of shocked. i was just -- just waiting like, oh, i'm sorry. i just read this wrong. i was expecting to get let down. so that's why i didn't really have no reaction. but i was happy though, for real. >> in a very different matter, associate warden ivy has also reached a decision. it's regarding lorraine green's allegation that a male officer made an inappropriate remark to her. >> he says, well, don't make me put my hands on you and show you how bisexual i can be. what is that?
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>> ivy has questioned both the male officer and the female officer who was with him when the comment was allegedly made. >> i want to see mrs. lorraine green. she's in c pod. >> lorraine green. >> i'm going to see if she has additional witnesses to speak to because at the end of the day when you allege something you have to have witnesses and somebody for me to talk to and some way for me to prove the statement that you're making. >> good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm good. yourself? >> i'm okay. >> were there any other witnesses you would like for me to talk to? >> the only person that was there, me, your co, ryan and mr. mets. >> i spoke with the corporal and i also spoke with the officer that was there at the time. corporal has wrote a statement saying at no time did he make any comments in a sexual context -- >> he did. i bet he did. >> let me finish what i'm saying. >> you guys are agreeing to each other.
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what is the sense of it? i'm looking like the idiot while your co agreeing with each other. he never said it when he did say it. what's the sense of speaking more about it? there's no more to speak about. it's over. >> i'm going to continue with what i have to say, when i'm done talking, explaining to you the outcome, then you at that point you're more than welcome to comment or more than welcome to do whatever you feel is necessary. >> i'm going to. >> to resolve this however you think is appropriate. >> as i was saying, i spoke to the corporal and denies stating that at no time did he make comments of this nature to you. the officer that you said that was present during this has also read a statement stating the same thing. >> like i said -- >> so if you have no further witnesses for me to talk to, there's no way i can prove what you're saying to be of any truth or whatever. i'm going to conclude at this point that the grievance is resolved. if you would like to follow with
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your attorney, whatever else you like to do. >> and i will and do a lie detecter test for both of them, too. >> whatever you feel necessary to do. >> you guys are sticking together and i respect you're the warden and everything, all i got your co and corporal in there. >> how am i going to prove what you're saying if i don't have witnesses? >> this is all a bunch of crap right here. because they're your cos. they're your corporals. they're going to agree with each other. >> what would you like me to do? >> i'm going to get me a lawyer. i've already spoken to one. i'm going to get me a lawyer. i already talked to one and have lie detector tests taken, prove to you and your corporal how wrong they are. i got this. i got this. >> okay. anyway, i'm done with that. you can have a good day. >> you too. >> take care. >> she's a very difficult person to even communicate with because she doesn't -- she wants to say what she has to say and she wants to see things her way and
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she thinks that everything's a conspiracy, and she's made it perfectly clear how she feels about law enforcement, correction officers, and things like that. as far as i'm concerned, i'm done with it. i'm comfortable with the decision i've made. coming up -- >> that was my son, that was my child. yes, you lost somebody but that's no reason for you to carry a gun and shoot another person because you lost your brother. >> the mother of tony goodwin's victim implores the judge to give him the max.
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after his sentencing for attempted robbery was postponed, antoine timberlake finally went before the judge and this time he got some good news. >> the judge held mercy on me. i'm happy for that. i got one year on probation. i believe freedom is a blessing
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so anything to stay away from this wretched ass place i will. i'll do anything to stay away. >> timberlake will remain in jail for a few more days until the proper paperwork is filed. with the probation department. but there are higher stakes on the line for tony goodwin. >> got sentencing today. >> yeah. >> nervous? >> a little bit. >> good luck to you. >> thank you. >> goodwin is on his way back to court to learn his sentence for illegally discharging a firearm. an act which led to the death of 20-year-old dwayne rimm. he's eligible for up to 14 years in prison. >> i hope i get the minimum, but i think i'll get the max. basically i think the judge don't -- try to give the family some type of comfort. we'll have to wait and see. >> both goodwin's mother and the mother of his victim are also present in the courtroom. >> mr. goodwin, as you will recall in this case following a trial, jury returned a verdict
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of not guilty on counts one and two. but guilty as to count three, discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises. >> before the judge announces his sentence, he asked the victim's mother, beatrice, to address the court. >> you chased my son down and shot him in his back. and they says you're not guilty. i don't have no -- he deserves the max, whatever he can get because it's not right. that's my baby. that was my son. that was my child. yes, you lost somebody, but that's no reason for you to carry a gun and shoot another person because you lost your brother. that's not right. that's no justice. and when you are in them doors, when you really go down the road, i hope you get what you deserve because my son didn't deserve to be shot in his back.
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>> is there anything you would like to say before sentence is pronounced? >> yes, your honor, i would like to say i truly apologize about everything that happened in this case. i would also like to apologize to each and every last one of yawl for the situation that took place. i want you to know i'm truly sorry. with that, your honor, i would like to say i'm here today to take full responsibility of my actions as a man. >> we have a serious felony. what you did did cause the death of a victim in this case. accordingly, i don't think the maximum sentence is appropriate. and on the other hand, i cannot impose the minimum. i'm forced to compromise, keeping in mind your youth and lack of prior record and the fact that you did cause a death here. i'm going to sentence you to
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lorraine correctional institution on the underlying offense for six years and to that will be added three years mandatory on the firearms specification for a total sentence of nine years, plus court costs. you do get credit for the time you've been in jail, and we'll have to calculate that. deputies will have the paperwork done shortly. >> goodwin will return to jail until his transfer to state prison. for the victim's mother, nine years is not enough. >> i was hoping he would get more than nine years. when he go down that road, that's when the real world starts for him. you know what i mean? he's going to get what's coming to him. >> goodwin thinks prison could be a chance to turn his life around. >> i didn't have no life expectancy for me when i was out. it was just hope to see 18. i feel like when i was 18 i wasn't in jail.
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i was living life like there was no tomorrow. and taking people for granted >> you know you have to stay away from that gang stuff and you've got to be your own man. >> officer henderson has known goodwin since he first arrived in the jail's juvenile wing at age 16. >> nine years is a long time. but he's still young. hopefully he makes some good choices. if he gets around the wrong people, he's going to have hard time to do. if he goes down there, be positive, be a man, stay out the way, he'll do good. 50/50. it's all on him
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>> due to mature subject matter, viewer discretion is advised. >> 1025, respond to the area. >> members of the jail's most predatory gang set their sites on vulnerable prey. >> i slammed the door. >> the jail officials are determined to show who is in charge. >> this is my jail, ain't nobody in here going to want nothing in here but me. >> smeared feces all over his body and the walls and doors.


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