James A. Duckett #112232
Florida State Prison, G-wing
7819 NW 228 Street
Raiford, FLA 32026-1160
March 30, 2010
Dear Mr. Duckett,
I have become aware of your case through my research these past almost 4 years of searching for Trenton Duckett. I have also contacted your friend Jeanne Bragg and we have had some very interesting telephone conversations, although I have not spoken to her recently.
I have read her book “The Truth Shall Set Him Free”. Jeanne Bragg became your public voice to “present the other side”. I am a public voice as well. I am presenting the other side for Melinda Duckett. Like you, Melinda was set up. And like you, I believe she was set up by the same person…Carla.
I have the last letter you wrote to Melinda. She was to have visited with you that fateful Sunday when Trenton was taken from his bedroom. She wrote it down in her agenda and had arranged for a babysitter. When she was notified that your brother was coming that weekend, she crossed off “James” on Aug 27th and marked her agenda “James” for September 3rd, 2006. And then your last letter to her stated that you had made a mistake and hoped she would come after all.
Melinda believed you were innocent of your crime. I know how the press can misrepresent the truth. But sometimes, they are given this misinformation and do not bother to check it out. An excellent example of this is the Nancy Grace show, which has covered the missing Trenton case in 18 airings. However, they have portrayed Melinda as a monster, a crazy unfit mother. This is due to your son Joshua Duckett spewing lies about Melinda. One such lie was that Melinda was in videos of a not so nice nature. This was shown all over the internet. What was missing from this information however was the fact that Joshua Duckett himself appeared in this same video as the starring male role. It’s not about the video, it’s about the LIE about the video.
The other event was when Melinda was baker acted in hopes of portraying her as an unfit mother so Carla and Josh could gain custody of Trenton in April 2005 in order to avoid paying child support, and to receive child support from Melinda. Melinda’s grandparents spent over $16,000 defending Melinda and ultimately she was awarded sole custody of Trenton. Josh Duckett filed a sworn affidavit with the Sumter County Court that he lied when Melinda was baker acted, that she never threatened to harm Trenton nor herself and that he was ‘INDEED INFLUENCED BY HIS MOTHER CARLA”.
Another interesting fact is that Carla closed her flower shop, the Monday after Trenton went missing. This was a business she had as her only income for over 10 years, (besides the child support for Justin and Josh and whatever other government aid she got). Why would she close her only source of income? She even borrowed money from a family friend Laurie Konnerth to keep her business going not too much before that. This same Laurie became the Trenton Duckett Family Trust Fund sole signatory.
The police believed that there was damning evidence against Melinda at the abduction crime scene. They found what they called a sonogram in the trash, a picture of Trenton in Melinda’s uterus when she was a few weeks pregnant. However, they were wrong. It was NOT a sonogram at all, but they wanted the public to believe it was a sonogram. It was a photograph taken at the hospital of the monitor screen and it showed the forearm, hand and finger of a nurse pointing at the monitor screen. Melinda had ALL her sonograms in her meticulously kept baby book. I believe Carla had that picture and placed it in the trash (loose next to the dumpster) to implicate Melinda.
On July 3, 2006 Melinda received a threatening email from Josh’s myspace. On July 3, 2006 Carla signed for a subpoena served holding Josh in contempt of court for non payment of child support. It also included the divorce papers which asked for alimony until the child support was caught up. I believe Carla was slightly angry at this and had a friend of hers help her send the email to Melinda.
I also received a letter typed from “Joshua Duckett” however, the handwriting on the envelope was definitely not his, and was Carla’s handwriting.
Getting back to your case, I think it is quite coincidental that Carla had Brian Boggs, who was age 17, waiting in the wings when you were convicted. She also made the statement to Melinda’s grandparents that she was fed up with you and got even. I noticed that in the chapter of the book that was devoted to your thanking people in your life, Carla was not mentioned. I totally understand.
You have another grandson, his name is Ryder. The young mother Stephani was only 17 when Josh impregnated her. And Trenton was just missing 6 months at the time. Stephani lived with Josh and Carla for a time. She said that she could not live with Carla, that she was too controlling of her baby and slapped Stephani in the face. Stephani also said that Carla told her that Carl Ray Roberts was a pedophile. I believe Jeanne Bragg told me that Carla was abused as a child. Carla’s nephew Christopher Roberts was charged a couple years ago for the same thing but he was acquitted after the second trial.
Trenton is still missing, but I don’t think he will be found until the investigators start looking in another direction. They have only suspected Melinda thanks to the campaign to make her the prime suspect. Melinda was set up for the baker act. She was set up for the threatening email. Melinda was set up for the abduction of Trenton. Melinda was set up for the damning evidence in the trash (sonogram) and Melinda’s death was set up to look like a suicide.
Jeanne Bragg and I have something in common. Hers is “He’s innocent”. Mine is “She’s innocent”. It resonates within me. It is a cry for justice.
Please help me prove Melinda was set up. It may just be the answer you have been waiting for yourself.
PO Box 88
Reddick, FL 32686
PS I have a website devoted to defending Melinda. It’s called: “Was It Really Worth It?” I write as Maytruthprevail.
And here is James Duckett's first response letter to me: