Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Facebook Conversation with Gloria Johnson 10.8.2017

On 10/8/2017 I contacted Gloria Johnson (Edwin's ex-wife and prosecution witness).  Edwin wanted to know if she would write a statement about what she knew.  Although she agreed to write a statement (which she never actually did), she put a lot of useful information in Facebook messenger. 

I had heard a rumor through a mutual acquaintance that Paul and Stacey had also made Hannah accuse Gloria's brother James "Jimmy" Johnson of sexual assault.  Naturally I wanted to get as much information as possible because if true, it would help Edwin's appeal.  Gloria said no, that never happened but then started talking to me about Edwin's wrongful conviction.

What I find the most interesting is the fact that Gloria, who knew Paul and Stacey Skovranko's family well, said that Stacey told her the marriage had issues and she (Gloria) believes Stacey used Edwin as a scapegoat to keep her family together.  Insinuating STACEY AND PAUL LIED.  Gloria also said that she told the "man who came to her home" (i.e. NCIS agent) that she DID NOT believe Edwin did what he was accused of.

With regard to Hannah Skovranko telling NCIS in her interview that Gloria walked in on the alleged sexual assault, Gloria responded "that is a damn lie".   After she read the full interview notes from NCIS, she responded "this is all lies.  OMG".

One the day the alleged rape happened, Gloria confirmed that it was her mom Donna Kerr--NOT Edwin--babysitting Hannah (remember: Stacey told NCIS in her sworn statement that she dropped Hannah off with Edwin, not Donna but that Donna was there, sleeping on the couch).  She further stated that Edwin only came home about 20 minutes before she did that day in question and Hannah was on the couch with Donna while Edwin was in the bedroom playing video games. 

Gloria also confirmed that Randi Hester (her daughter) did not testify against Edwin at court because she (Randi) would not lie and did not want anyone twisting her words (recall: Randi told NCIS in her statement that she (Randi) witnessed Stacey Skovranko tell Hannah it was Edwin who raped her when Hannah refused to provide Stacey with a name). 

At the 2 day, sham of a trial, my mother in law and I witnessed Gloria yelling at Stacey outside the court building.  I've always been curious as to why the argument happened. 

Gloria confirmed it. 

Gloria asked Stacey why Paul left with Hannah from the hospital which apparently pissed off Stacey.  Gloria said "And then I found out that Hannah said nothing happened that she lied
And that is why they left the hospital".  Interesting.  Gloria, upon speaking to Stacey and questioning her found out the prosecutions star witness lied??  Are we seeing a pattern here?

Gloria then said that Paul and Stacey have a rocky marriage and Stacey "Maybe using something to help hold her family together I don't know".  Gloria was close to this family, even after they all moved from California to the East Coast, they kept in touch.  They got the kids together for sleepovers and spent time together.  

Now, I told Gloria I believed Paul was molesting his daughter and Stacey knew about it which is why they had to blame Edwin, so Paul could avoid jail time.  Gloria confirmed, she suspects the same.  

You can read the full conversation here.