Willie Joseph Convicted of Battery in Jonesboro – Witnesses May Have Perjured Themselves

A Quitman, LA man was found guilty of simple battery in a bench trial that was held two weeks ago in Second Judicial (Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson Parishes) District Court in Jonesboro. Division B Judge Jimmy Teat presided.

Willie Joseph was arrested last August after an incident that occurred at a Board of Aldermen meeting at W. Richard Zuber City Hall in Jonesboro.

Wrote Teat in his Reasons for Judgement:

It is this Court’s opinion that when you take into consideration the totality of the testimony, defense exhibit D-1, and State exhibit S-1, it is clear that the State of Louisiana has carried its burden of proving the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and therefore the Defendant is found guilty of simple battery.

Also notable is the implication that two of the defense witnesses may have testified falsely for the defense.

Again, if you concentrate on the video (DVD) that the defendant introduced into evidence it clearly shows that Mrs. (Janice) Simmons could not have seen or heard anything that happened because she was not where she’s testified she was because she was still either in her chair in the meeting room or still in the meeting room, this Court has already referred to, at least six minutes after the incident occurred.

As to the testimony of Franciscus Jackson he also testified under oath that he immediately after the meeting walked out into the hallway by the water fountain and testified that at that time he saw Willie Joseph in the hallway next to the water fountain right in his proximity. (See lines four through ten). He also continued in his testimony to indicate that if anything would have happened next to the water fountain as alleged he would’ve saw it and as a matter of fact testified under oath that he never saw it. If you again clearly look at the video (DVD) that was introduced by the defendant at approximately 1:46:31 of the video (DVD) it shows Franciscus Jackson appear from the bottom right corner of the video (DVD) which clearly indicates he had not ever left the meeting room after the meeting was over which is totally contrary to his testimony under oath.

If you review the testimony of Janice Simmons and Franciscus Jackson it is clear that nothing they testified to is corroborated by either the video (DVD) and/or the CD.

The video was introduced into evidence by the defense, while the audio was introduced by the prosecution.

See here the document.

Prosecuting the case was Assistant District Attorney Benjamin Durrett. Monroe attorney Louis Scott defended.

20 Responses to “Willie Joseph Convicted of Battery in Jonesboro – Witnesses May Have Perjured Themselves”

  1. Time will tell Says:

    I want to know what will be done to the two people that lied under oath????

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Louis Scott is such an idiot, didn’t he know the video wouldn’t lie for the defense like his witnesses did.

    As for D J, we knew he wouldn’t lie and glad the video and audio verified his testimony.

    Defendant and all his witnesses lied. What a shame that people have no higher value of their word than to lie for scumbags.

  3. Leslie is KING and the rest of you are FOOLS Says:

    absolutely nothing will happen to the two that lied, this is jonesboro

  4. Anonymous Says:

    How big of an idiot is Scott? Lol!
    Well Johnathan time to step up and charge your old buddy Herbert’s wife and Jackson with perjury!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Johnathan wont do anything to them its to close to election time.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    These people are idiots!!!!!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Everyone knew ole Franco was nothing but a liar. But now we all know low mrs Simmons ain’t nothing but a liar as well. The Truth shall set you free. Have you ever heard that.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth, So Help Me “God”. What part of this statement doesn’t the plaintiff and plaintiff’s witnesses understand. I would hate to stand in your shoes answering to “God” why you lied and asked his help.

  9. Unlnown Says:

    It’s a black covering for a black

  10. Tired of Taxes Says:

    She lies, gets away with it and laughs all the way to the bank cashing checks from our taxes and delivered by good ole politician Rodney Alexander. Maybe one day I can get the government to give me millions of dollars for my own foundation, do nothing with the money other than pay myself and family members high salaries. Nice work if you can get it. PS Next time you see Rodney Alexander tell him thanks for using our money to buy votes. And yes, she will of course get away with it, because if they go after her Stuarts support from the blacks in J-boro goes away and she gets the NAACP to come march around the courthouse yelling and screaming racism. How racist we are pumping millions of dollars into their useless organization that only enriches themselves and a few friends/family, while hoping that someone that gets so much tax money could at least not lie in court and you’d also hope that someone that gets so much of our money would at least have enough common sense/intelligence to not perjure themselves when there is video evidence contradicting the lies you make.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    A normal person would have looked at the video first and made sure they had their story straight. Mrs Simmons the church going person a liar, surely not. Well I guess so, thanks for submitting the video Louis you just proved those two are a liar.

    • Anonymous Says:

      A woman of her statue cant be call a liar, look at those letters she wrote in the Paper.I believe her to be a first class lady
      One who really belives in family and compassion at all cost.

      • Anonymous Says:

        Snakes have forked tongues, speak a little truth to mixed with the multitude of lies.

      • You Must Be Kidding Says:

        She can’t be called a liar, it isn’t just calling her a liar “SHE HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE A LIAR”. Also I guess you think she’s a 1st class lady because maybe you got “hooked up” from her tax dollar stealing money train. What a damn scam, get idiot politicians to fund you “since you’ll deliver the black vote” and put them money in your own pocket. Let me see, basically that is vote buying with our money by Rodney Alexander and robbery by the Simmons Gang. What a deal us taxpayers get, screwed all the way around.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Mrs. Doctor Simmons was maybe just a little confused on the stand. That do not make her a liar.

      She goes to so many meetings she just got the wrong meeting mixed up in her head.

      She is gonna be your next mayor…be nice to her.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    We can let her start now.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    If you tell the truth all the time you don’t get confused on what you are saying. She does go to a lot of meetings but those with problems stick in your mind.She know she what she was saying.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Franco jacko is the laughing stock of jonesboro, right along with the rest of the crew!

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