JEFFREY ASHTON is under criminal investigation for child abuse. Karma.
Thirteen (13) years ago, Ms. Michelle O'Connell was murdered.
Thanks to Walt Bogdanich, The New York Times, PBS Frontline and Folio Weekly's Anne Schindler for documenting the crime and coverup. (Fun fact: Ms. Schindler is the new host of First Coast Connect comencing Monday October 16, 2023.
Disgraced former Sheriff DAVID SHOAR and three (3) compromised political prostitute prosecutors helped coverup the crime, for which probable cause was found by two judges.
Now a Judge and under child abuse investigation, not-so-special prosecutor JEFFREY ASHTON was one of two not-so-special prosecutors who found no probable cause, rubber-stamping the St. Johns County political machine's Keystone Kops Koverup by defective detectives.
Also in on the coverup: Seventh Judicial Circuit State's Attorney RALPH JOSEPH LARIZZA and special prosecutor BRAD KING. KING in 2016 sought appointed to the Florida Supreme Court. His foul, fetid, feculent fraudulent, Michelle O'Connell murder coverup figured in his not getting th recommendation of the Judicial Nominating Commission, whose chair asked pertinent questions about the Michelle O'Connell coverup, leading to KING not making the short list. Watching the video, KING was robotic, reading from a document in response to the JNC.
Meanwhile, County Court Judge Charles Tinlin and U.S. District Court Judge Brian J. Davis, two independnet judges found probable cause that Deputy JEREMY BANKS killed Ms. Connnell. Now a Circuit Court judge, the compromised ASHTON is now under investigation for possible child abuse and coverup, per order of Govenor Ronald Dion DeSANTIS.
Let justice be done.
STATE OF FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 23-197
(State Attorney Executive Assignment)
WHEREAS, the Honorable ANDREW A. BAIN, State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial
Circuit of Florida, has advised Governor RON DESANTIS that allegations have been made against Jeffrey Ashton for lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 16 and failure to report child abuse; Rita Ashton for failure to report child abuse; and, David Ashton for lewd conduct on a child under 16; and
WHEREAS, the Honorable ANDREW A. BAIN has also advised the Governor that Jeffrey Ashton is a current circuit court judge for the Ninth Circuit and the former state attorney; and
WHEREAS, the Honorable ANDREW A. BAIN, to avoid a conflict of interest or any appearance of impropriety, has voluntarily disqualified himself and has requested the executive assignment ofanother State Attorney regarding the investigation and prosecution ofthis case and all related matters regarding Justin Hill; and
WHEREAS, the Honorable BRIAN HAAS, State Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, has agreed to accept an executive assignment in this matter; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interests ofthe State ofFlorida and ofthe ends ofjustice that the Honorable BRIAN HAAS discharge the duties of the Honorable ANDREW A. BAIN, pursuant to section 27.14, Florida Statutes.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RON DESANTIS, Governor of Florida, in obedience to my solemn constitutional duty to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed," and pursuant to the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, issue the following Executive Order, effective immediately:
Section 1. The Honorable BRIAN HAAS, State Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, referred to as the "Assigned State Attorney," is assigned to discharge the duties of the Honorable ANDREW A. BAIN, State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, regarding the investigation and prosecution ofthis case and all related matters regarding Jeffrey Ashton, Rita Ashton, and David Ashton.
Section 2. The Assigned State Attorney or one or more Assistant State Attorneys and Investigators, who have been designated by the Assigned State Attorney, shall proceed immediately to the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, and are vested with the authority to perform the duties prescribed herein.
Section 3. All residents ofthe Ninth Judicial Circuit are requested, and all public officials are directed, to cooperate and render whatever assistance is necessary to the Assigned State Attorney, so that justice may be served.
Section 4. The period ofthis Executive Assignment shall be for one (1) year, to and including October 11, 2024.
Section 5. The Assigned State Attorney shall notify the Governor on or before September 11, 2024, if additional time is required.
SECRETARY OF STATE