Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jonathan Fitzgerald Admitted to Killing Oscar Alvarado Chavez Wants Death Penalty

The case against Jonathan Fitzgerald took an interesting twist Friday as CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe took the witness stand. Monroe was called to answer questions regarding the crime reality show "The First 48". At issue is the video that the production crew took during the course of the investigation.


Video from WCNC News Channel 36

Jermey Smith the attorney representing Fitzgerald is asking the court to order "The First 48" TV show to turn over its video footage of a police investigation that led to his client's arrest.

Smith says he believes the program has video of the crime scene, investigative interviews and the capture of his client in Cabarrus County.

According to the "Local Paper" during Friday's court hearing, a series of police officers including Chief Rodney Monroe testified about the department's arrangement with "The First 48" and about the videographers' work in the investigation of Chavez's slaying.

Fitzgerald's attorney argued that his client is entitled to review all evidence gathered by police, and that he considers the footage shot by The First 48 as possible evidence.

But Michael Sheridan, the show's co-executive producer, testified "The First 48" would not release its footage to either the defense or prosecution.

Superior Court Judge Eric Levinson is expected to decide next week whether "The First 48" must turn over its video.

In documents, lawyers for the TV show disclosed details about the murder investigation and questioning by police of Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald, they say, acknowledged that he and his girlfriend met Chavez to purchase drugs from him, but lacking money, intended to rob him if he would not agree to trade the drugs for a cell phone.

"Mr. Fitzgerald admitted that he brought a knife to the meeting and stabbed Mr. Chavez during a physical struggle while he attempted to rob Mr. Chavez of his drugs," the documents say.

The court papers also say that Fitzgerald told officers he'd messed up, then asked: "Do we have the death penalty in North Carolina?"

"When the officer answered in the affirmative, Mr. Fitzgerald responded, 'Can I ask for it?' "

The episode concerning Fitzgerald was scheduled to air last Thursday but was pulled at the last minute without explanation.

Cedar Posts has learned that Fitzgerald's girlfriend Danielle Holmes has reached a tentative deal with prosecutors for her testimony against Fitzgerald. While Fitzgerald remains behind bars, Danielle Holmes has been out on bail since December.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good going RuttMutt, ya did Charlotte proud again...NOT!

Anonymous said...

"Cedar Posts has learned that Fitzgerald's girlfriend Danielle Holmes has reached a tentative deal with prosecutors for her testimony against Fitzgerald. While Fitzgerald remains behind bars, Danielle Holmes has been out on bail since December."

Disgusting that mommy and daddy bail this murderess out so she can get a fluff deal and go on with her life?

We can only hope that karma, God whatever you want to call it, will come back to bite this little demon in angel clothing...

Anonymous said...

Strap his ass down and do it!

Anonymous said...

The Fitzgerald/Holmes murder arrest is going to be on A&E First 48 Thursday, Feb 10 @ 9:00.

M.B. said...

Why dont you people ever stop. They have families and friends who are already hurting enough, myself included. I would absolutely love to see you people try to deal with the addiction issue he was dealing with. No what he did wasn't right, but you know what ive done alot of things that aren't right and im sure you have too. For whoever made the comment about Danielle being on bond... Those who haven't sinned may throw the first stone.

Anonymous said...

Well I just watched "The First 48 Episode". She planned it even more than he did! Just because she is a girl, she gets off free and clear and he takes the fall for the whole thing? Screw that, this double standard BS is messed up!! She held him down while her boyfriend stabs the guy, but she gets to testify against him for a lesser charge?? WTF??? They both should be locked up for LIFE and no if ands or buts about it. I was an addict once, and it is damn sure no excuse for murder. Screw her and all the people that keep posting on here about how bad they are "hurting". Dude is DEAD, screw your feelings! If you all didn't enable the little MURDERER her whole life and keep her from hitting rock bottom sooner she wouldn't have been out there doing this crap. WAAAAAAAAAAAAA, cry me a freakin river!!! Retards....

Anonymous said...

I live in CA, I saw this story air last night even though it happened last year. I myself am 18 and was addicted too, but murdering to get your high back on? Mmm, defend that! Its obvious that what she did was wrong.. She admitted to planning it and on top of that she held the victim with a knife to his neck. She striked first! She has much blame on her as her stupid boyfriend! And so what if hes a mexican drug dealer/gang banger.. Hes not the only one only race out there.. get real, stop discrimminating for whatever tick is bothering you. , learn nanners and face reality! Jonathan & Danielle are guilty and im sorry for the friends family that have to go through this but yall are guilty too for seeing her destroy her life and not stepping up to help a 17 yr old, look at the difference in her license picture and mug shot. Helping her cover her mistakes isn't going to nothing, the evidence is out there.

Anonymous said...

I knew JFitz for quite some time growing in Concord. He was actually really nice yet very impressionable and that is what happens to teenagers with his spirit. Although I cant help but pray for his safe return home, he deserves it and I hope this Danielle bitch rots in hell. Love you Fitz, sorry you got caught in the game babe.

Anonymous said...

Fitz, you messed up big time, bro. Ever since Kindergarten, you got into stupid stuff. I always thought you would get your life around, but man... You're in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Fits bro Wtf....I knew it was bad but damn killing the dude ..bro I hope you make it out ok ...man ill miss you buddy we went through a lot of shit together man I just don't get it

Anonymous said...

Oh and fuck this bitch he was with....Fucking slut he was never like that when we chilled or even when he was dating other skanks

Anonymous said...

What a stupid and ugly cunt Danielle is. It satisfies me to know that this cocky little whore who thinks she is the shit is going to get a real wake up call when those prison doors slam shut.

Don't worry folks. She can't get out of this.

Anonymous said...

SHUT THE FUCK UP. Thats my nigga and i grew up with him and even tho he made a bad decision because of his addiction he is still my dude. And yes addiction is a disease that spoils lives and families doesn't mean that yall can just get on a fucking website and judge him suck a dick. And after meeting and talking to Danielle i found out she positively sorry for what happened. And if yall wanna get technical we can the bible says that a sin is a sin so for all yall liars and fornicators. And jesus says if you hate your brother you have already committed murder and if you have ever lusted over a women you have already committed adultery. So fuck off. And SUCK A DICK.

Anonymous said...

Has any additional information been made public regarding their trials?

I do not live in the United States, but I have been following the case and its particulars since its airing on The First 48. Recently, not much has been mentioned.

If the writer of this blog or any of its readers could take the time to fill me in on what has transpired, I'd appreciate it.

(I will be posting anonymously to spare my Google account from any potential backlash from friends of the accused. It appears there is some hostility between those commenting.)

Anonymous said...

These guys set up shop in our neighborhoods selling dope to our kids.How many of those kids have died of overdose or just had their lives ruined as a result? The guy that sent the delivery should be charged as well!

Anonymous said...

These guys set up shop in our neighborhoods selling dope to our kids.How many of those kids have died of overdose or just had their lives ruined as a result? The guy that sent the delivery should be charged as well!

Anonymous said...

Just watching the first 48 tapes, how could they let Danielle just walk like that, planned it, admitted to cutting his neck, oh just put the blame on your bf and we'll wipe the slate clean... Casey Anthony free... It's so nice being a women in the US as far as sentencing is going (no really, statistically proven). How is it that judges who are given their occupation because they are discerned to be "fair" can be statistically evidenced to durastically favor women and caucasians when determining sentencing... all across the board. Well, atleast I'm white, too bad about the penis.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you get involved with niggers.

Anonymous said...

My cousin... I didn't know you well but I hope everything goes ok...

Anonymous said...

I can't believe they let the bitch out! Then only to get arrested again for armed robbery while wearing a monitoring devi e! I mean really! How stupid is the court system getting! I think she should get the death penalty and let the guy rot in jail for the rest of his life fuck giving him what he wanted! No one cared what the dead guy wanted! Drug dealer or not he still didn't deserve to die! And all u people who say " you don't know what it's like to be addicted to drugs" DUH!! We were smart enough to never do that or dumb enough to do it because our "friends" did it!! Dumb asses!!

Anonymous said...

I've had a few ppl in my family that were convicted of murder one is currently serving a life sentence and so should they especially seeing and hearing how graphic the murder was!

josh said...

This is danielles ex boy friend from high school. I know danielle very well. She is nothing like any of you people think she is. Ive known her for 7 years now. She ia and will always be a fun loving very sweet and caring person. She got hooked by the beast. I understand completely understand what she did what she did. I once once a heroin addict in charlotte for 5 years. Lighten on her. She was caught up with the devil.

Chris Lutz said...

that's what happens when you become a drug dealer and sell drugs you risk your life the drug dealer knew that, he risked his life in lost it I'm not saying what she did was right or what he did was right. But really none of the them are innocent. but overall I hope they can get off of those drugs and have a good life after they get out of incarceration

Anonymous said...

Karma is real, Danielle is now serving what over 20 years for this shit. Fitz, He got less time than she did. Shit fuck that dirty hoe. Fuck her.

Anonymous said...

It is what it is. You do the crime , you do the time. On drugs or not. The drug dealer didn't deserve to die , but , when you're dealing with junkies , it's a risk. He was careless and got caught slipping. It's sad for everyone and everyones family. But.......

Anonymous said...

What everyone is forgetting is that these two people TOOK A LIFE! Drugs or no drugs is not an excuse to commit any crime. Let me ask you all a question.. IF God forbid something like this were to happen to someone in your family and someone came to you and said "oh but they were on drugs" would that then make it ok or would you be any less destroyed over the murder of your family member?? .... I didn't think so!
While they should have a chance to redeem themselves and get better, they should not be allowed to get away with murder!
I hope that they both see this mans face in their dreams each and every night for thenrestnof their lives.

Anonymous said...

I lived in charlotte for 18years n it has become a hub for heroin. They say number 4 or 6 in largest dope city. These suburban kids r gettin hooked so easily and its sad bc its all young rich white kids bc the drug is expensive n the Mexican cartel targets the rich, busy areas. They set up near or across from methadone centers. It's crazy and u will never fully understand until u live it or see it. These Mexican dealers r making billions and come dime a dozen. They come n go. They know they r dealing with crazy minded people on the devils pipe! They see their ppl getting robbed n killed and the kids doing it r seeing the oppossing side, ppl overdosing n dying. It's long rough road for both sides called reality! Cops r dirty too. No1 is the good guy in the case. It's all a bad situation. If it were an overdose on FitZgerald side, all u guys would b bashing the cartel for sellin it to him and the cops for not taking them down in time. But, like I said, I lived in char for long time and it really is getting almost abnormal to not know someone on the dope or have seen it or been in contact with someone on it or the Mexicans selling it. It literally is everywhere!!! It's wrong he killed em, but I know the feeling he was going thru and if anyone of u guys had same problem, u would have contiplated it too. Trust me. Sounds crazy but it will turn great ppl into devil within few days! I am recovering addict and I'm 3 years clean of everything an even srtopped smoking cigs. I know what the kid was going thru and its easy to point finger until u know what the boy was feeling. The dealers created that monster for greed of money. Don't forget that part ppl! And they know the monsters they make b4 they take the job! God bless both party's and friends n fams of both sides!

Anonymous said...

The young man that wrote the last comment knows exactly what he is talking about. I work with addicts and what happens to them is complete insanity. They have no knowledge of what takes place in their body. Black Tar Herion is so addictive. It controls you. Your body becomes so depended on it that you would do anything to replenish it in your bloodstream. It's the nastiest drug on the street. To watch people withdrawal from it is so devastating that someone without knowledge of it would have no clue. This crime would never have happened had it not been for those who are supplying this evil narcotic to our kids.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more with The 2 comments above me. I was a heroin addict for over 6 years and i just celebrated my one year on sobriety. After watching the first 48 and seeing the helpless addicts in both of them it really made me see just how desperate i used to be and when you are in an addiction based relationship the issue intensifies even more. Unless you have been there you can't possibly relate. I pray that they find God while behind bars and can make a positive turn around into society once released.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that the person above me has taken a positve step in life. Please understand that this will be a life time struggle and to stay with the program that you have chosen. God Bless and the best of luck.

Anonymous said...

To all that is addicted to black tar heroin...know that there is help available!! Please try to reach out to someone! The news just stated that Heroin has increased 1000 percent. The drug is so strong and addiction happens almost immediatlely!! Something has to be done! It's killing our youth!! Please be advised to never try this substance. The dealers are getting rich off our kids!!

Anonymous said...

Then she goes and get charged and convicted of armed robbery while facing murder case. She white so just troubled, not some thug, gangbanger, monkey, subhuman, or gutter slut, hood trick, like if black woman

Anonymous said...

Did you ever consider that Danielle was scared shitless? A drug addict that fears her life is going to seek a comfort zone! It's called self medicating! These people that came to her house thought she was cool..not lured..how in the world would someone on house arrest be capable of controlling someone into a crime. They knew what happened and chose to try and get away with something similar. If in deed she was scared..which she had to be..what in the hell were they? Just trying to be cool..it damn sure didn't pay off!!

Anonymous said...

I went to school with Danielle up until the time she met Jonathan and she had never done heavy drugs before!! She didn't need money and the talk about her being with him because he had money is crazy! Jonathan had already gone through most of his money before he ment Danielle. What I know is he used Danielle for her looks to help him continue his drug habit. Once he introduced her to Herion he had no trouble getting her to do what ever it took to get that nasty ass bullshit to to get her and himself high. It makes me sick. She became another person because he introduced her to HERION. HE SOLD HER TO CONINUE HIS DRUG HABIT. In the process she became addicted and would do what ever he wanted to help them get herion. I can't believe she ever allowed herself to stay with a addict except that she became addicted too. Unbelievable..she could have been any thing that she wanted in life. So intelligent but deceived by an addict and the drug itself!!!!

Anonymous said...

My time with Danielle was great and we had so much fun together. She changed school one year and met these people and her life became hell. I heard Jonathan cuss her out and others in nasty language that I knew was not something Danielle was use to. Such a bad ass..yea right. She changed into someone that I didn't know. To see them together made me sick. She was not someone to date a vial person like this. Look what he did to her and how she became addicted to herion.

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