S1E5: Friends For Falco

Show Notes

After the booby trap shooting of Richard ‘Richie’ Brush, Chuck Falco was arrested for manslaughter. In Episode 5, Mike and James welcome Leanna Echeverri to the discussion. The three of them discuss the ramifications of the booby trap shooting within the North Miami Beach area, as many of Chuck’s neighbours and members of the community rallied to Chuck’s defense in the form of a petition. Mike shares a shocking realization about one of Chuck’s benefactors, and Leanna describes some of her own personal trauma, resulting from the shooting.

Major sources for this episode include:

Primary Sources – Interviews
Echeverri, Leanna. Personal interviews. May 2009 – ongoing.

Chouinard, Julie. Personal interview. 2019.

Huffman, Nancy. Personal interviews. 2009 – 2010.

Simmons, Anthony William. Personal interviews. May 2009 – Sept. 2011.

Primary Sources – Police Reports
Alonso, Fabio. Metro-Dade County Police Dept. Sworn Statement of Carmine Charles

Robert Falco. Miami: Metro-Dade County Dept., July 19,1979.

Unknown, Maria D. Letter to Fabio Alonso and Ken Drucker. Miami: July 24, 1979.

Primary Sources – Court Records
Carroll, Joseph, BSA IV file. Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts. boyscoutssexualabuse.com/wp-content/uploads/iv_files/bsa_joseph-carroll.pdf

Falco, Carmine Charles Robert v. State of Florida. Appeal Decision. No. 59538. Florida Supreme Court, FL. December 17, 1981.

State of Florida v. Carmine Charles Falco. Gerry Berkowski Dep. No. 79-11977. Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Dade County, FL. September 28, 1979. 

State of Florida v. Carmine Charles Falco. Tony Simmons Dep. No. 79-11977. Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Dade County, FL. September 28, 1979.

State of Florida v. Carmine Charles Falco. Plea Sentencing. No. 79-11977. Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Dade County, FL. October 24, 1979.

Secondary Sources – Audio News Clips
MDC’s Wolfson Archives. File 189, 00:59:56 – 1:01:11. 1979/07/23.

MDC’s Wolfson Archives. File 192, 00:27:00 – 00:29:24. 1979/08/03.

MDC’s Wolfson Archives. File 206, 00:26:50 – 00:27:15. 1979/10/02.

Secondary Sources – Newspaper Articles
Buchanan, Jim. “No Contest Is Plea in Boobytrap Death.” The Miami Herald, 24 October 1979.

Buchanan, Jim. “Scoutmaster Sentenced to Jail for Boobytrap.” The Miami Herald, 25 October 1979, 1. 2-C

Rimer, Sara. “Boy Scout Killed in Leader’s Booby Trap.” The Miami Herald, 20 July 1979, p. 1-A and 26-A.

Rimer, Sara. “Scouts Mourn Buddy; Leader Loses Post.” The Miami Herald, 22 July 1979.

Rimer, Sara. “Scoutmaster Is Charged In Slaying of Boy Scout.” The Miami Herald, 24 July 1979.

Series Credits:
Written, Hosted and Produced by James Archer and Michael Fragomeni
Based on a true story by Michael Fragomeni

Additional Research by Leanna Echeverri

Sound Design by James Archer

Music:
Theme Music: ‘’19 Floors’’ written and performed by The Big Wheel
“Hey, Stupid!’’ written and performed by The Small Time Napoleons
“Once In a Life” written by Pray For Rain, performed by The McDaniels.

“The Kids” written and performed by Pale Lips
“Tre Parole” written and performed by The Nutries

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Show Notes

After the booby trap shooting of Richard ‘Richie’ Brush, Chuck Falco was arrested for manslaughter. In Episode 5, Mike and James welcome Leanna Echeverri to the discussion. The three of them discuss the ramifications of the booby trap shooting within the North Miami Beach area, as many of Chuck’s neighbours and members of the community rallied to Chuck’s defense in the form of a petition. Mike shares a shocking realization about one of Chuck’s benefactors, and Leanna describes some of her own personal trauma, resulting from the shooting.

Major sources for this episode include:

Primary Sources – Interviews
Echeverri, Leanna. Personal interviews. May 2009 – ongoing.

Chouinard, Julie. Personal interview. 2019.

Huffman, Nancy. Personal interviews. 2009 – 2010.

Simmons, Anthony William. Personal interviews. May 2009 – Sept. 2011.

Primary Sources – Police Reports
Alonso, Fabio. Metro-Dade County Police Dept. Sworn Statement of Carmine Charles

Robert Falco. Miami: Metro-Dade County Dept., July 19,1979.

Unknown, Maria D. Letter to Fabio Alonso and Ken Drucker. Miami: July 24, 1979.

Primary Sources – Court Records
Carroll, Joseph, BSA IV file. Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts. boyscoutssexualabuse.com/wp-content/uploads/iv_files/bsa_joseph-carroll.pdf

Falco, Carmine Charles Robert v. State of Florida. Appeal Decision. No. 59538. Florida Supreme Court, FL. December 17, 1981.

State of Florida v. Carmine Charles Falco. Gerry Berkowski Dep. No. 79-11977. Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Dade County, FL. September 28, 1979. 

State of Florida v. Carmine Charles Falco. Tony Simmons Dep. No. 79-11977. Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Dade County, FL. September 28, 1979.

State of Florida v. Carmine Charles Falco. Plea Sentencing. No. 79-11977. Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Dade County, FL. October 24, 1979.

Secondary Sources – Audio News Clips
MDC’s Wolfson Archives. File 189, 00:59:56 – 1:01:11. 1979/07/23.

MDC’s Wolfson Archives. File 192, 00:27:00 – 00:29:24. 1979/08/03.

MDC’s Wolfson Archives. File 206, 00:26:50 – 00:27:15. 1979/10/02.

Secondary Sources – Newspaper Articles
Buchanan, Jim. “No Contest Is Plea in Boobytrap Death.” The Miami Herald, 24 October 1979.

Buchanan, Jim. “Scoutmaster Sentenced to Jail for Boobytrap.” The Miami Herald, 25 October 1979, 1. 2-C

Rimer, Sara. “Boy Scout Killed in Leader’s Booby Trap.” The Miami Herald, 20 July 1979, p. 1-A and 26-A.

Rimer, Sara. “Scouts Mourn Buddy; Leader Loses Post.” The Miami Herald, 22 July 1979.

Rimer, Sara. “Scoutmaster Is Charged In Slaying of Boy Scout.” The Miami Herald, 24 July 1979.

Series Credits:
Written, Hosted and Produced by James Archer and Michael Fragomeni
Based on a true story by Michael Fragomeni

Additional Research by Leanna Echeverri

Sound Design by James Archer

Music:
Theme Music: ‘’19 Floors’’ written and performed by The Big Wheel
“Hey, Stupid!’’ written and performed by The Small Time Napoleons
“Once In a Life” written by Pray For Rain, performed by The McDaniels.

“The Kids” written and performed by Pale Lips
“Tre Parole” written and performed by The Nutries

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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