Man accused of killing wife in Jupiter Farms goes on trial

Paradise and love lost. That's how defense attorney Barry Maxwell described the tragic end of the 27-year relationship between Robert and Toni Heartsong in September 2000. Read more
Robert Wexler

Jupiter, FL

#1 Sep 25, 2008
he is not guilty.
RE-ELECT ME AGAIN. Life in MARYLAND is boring, I need to work in south florida.
Close Observer

Middletown, MD

#2 Sep 25, 2008
Dear Ms. Diaz,
Your article about this very sad case did a very good job of explaining the defense's position, but a very poor job of laying out the prosecution's.
The DNA evidence is strong and conclusive. Bob's alibi has more holes in it than a slice of swiss, as prosecutor Burns will
show. Also, a witness this morning--a neighbor--unexpectedly came forth and told of a terrible fight between Bob and Toni
that occurred very close to the time of the murder. This very credible witness, an elderly lady, had been afraid to come
forward before.
Please continue to explore this case--it's receiving national attention--and consider the prosecution's case as well as the defense's.
BobSherin

Miami, FL

#3 Oct 3, 2008
Cross Reference to this Thread:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/jupiter-fl/TI...
Evelyn

Jupiter, FL

#4 Jan 2, 2009
I actually am living in the house were Toni Heartsong died in. I believe after friends of the family actually were the ones that found the knife that her husband used to kill her. This was a cold murder. How could someone love you and kill you and right after he is done killing you take a shower and go to work? It's not right that he is now married and rasing Toni and his children. He should be in prison for the rest of his pathtic life.
HarleyJoe

Phoenixville, PA

#5 Jan 10, 2009
Are you people insane? If the police would follow the EVIDENCE of the bloody fingerprint and the hairs not belonging to the husband, they may actually find the killer. Was DNA profiling not used in the hair and bloody fingerprint evidence? Blame the investigators for their incompetence. Agreed, he was not a model husband in an ideal marriage, but use your brains, follow the evidence. Nice to know the intellect of the community has not changed much.
John Lloyd Scharf

Salem, OR

#6 Jan 16, 2009
Whenever a case has DNA Identification, the assumption is that it is unassailable, regardless of where the suspect sample came from or the quality of the "match."

The rogue lab in Florida cannot even do a national search. The FBI will not allow them. They have already been caught faking evidence to make a case.

Only in rare cases do you find out how many loci were used to make a "match." It is not unusual for them to convict on 8 loci out of 13.

In one case, a jury had to find a defendant "Not Guity" because they rested their whole case on DNA. They had only five loci.

I have compared my commercial test, normally used for paternity, to a database. I have several matches at five loci and one at six.

This is not the first nor the last case that Florida has obsessively locked onto a single suspect. They will never find the real murderer in this case.

Given the example of this case, I suspect they will fail in the Caylee Anthony case as well. In that case, there are no witnesses. They do not have a location, time/date, or cause of death either. If you have read the original forensics in that case and know a little about it, the evidence seems to be contaminated and not based on proven science.

Just as an example, they found seven gases in the carpet out of 424. Of those seven gases, some of the substances are used in cleaners and perfume.

I have to agree with HarleyJoe on this. Florida has little respect for due process, evidence, or a proper investigation. Not one change has been made since before Gideon V. Wainwright.
BobSherin

Miami, FL

#7 Jan 27, 2009
Evelyn wrote:
I actually am living in the house were Toni Heartsong died in. I believe after friends of the family actually were the ones that found the knife that her husband used to kill her. This was a cold murder. How could someone love you and kill you and right after he is done killing you take a shower and go to work? It's not right that he is now married and rasing Toni and his children. He should be in prison for the rest of his pathtic life.
I agree with the jurors when they opined he did it. But I also agree with their acquittal of Bob Heartsong, because the prosecution gave them slim pickings to convict.

Once such a person is acquitted, the curtain comes down. Acquitted suspects, under our system, are just as free to go about their lives as you and I. And you wouldn't want it any other way. The principle is called no double jeopardy.
BobSherin

Miami, FL

#8 Jan 27, 2009
The authortative thread with participation of family, friends, supporters vs. those holding the opposite view.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/jupiter-fl/TI...

Here's a summary of postings:

(A Heartsong family friend says she cannot read our upcoming book:“The Heartsong Murder: What you won’t see on TV.”) Understandable, purely your prerogative. We live in a society, however, where people who want to know have the right.

This, of course, includes the President's DNA initiative, the grant that sparked this case's reexamination, the bankruptcy of marriage at the time of murder, the couple's mask to conceal it, the issues, the victim's beauty and vulnerabilities, the time line, motive, Sheriff's inept investigation and the Prosecutor's less than above board prosecution. As my investigation and interviews continue, much more will arise, information that could well change our current premise.

As to innocence, acquitted suspect Robert Heartsong gave himself away on 48 Hours when he looked straight in the camera and said he drove directly to the Delray work site that day. Not so. In 3 police interviews he had said otherwise. Older son Eli testified to bumping into him in the Chasewood parking lot at around 10:30 AM.

At around 4:30 PM Bob showed consciousness of guilt when he picked up his cell and called Ed Fizgerald of Coral Springs. Bob said he was on his way to Delray Mazda to pick up a new Mazda for Jake. This is a call fraught with signs of guilt.

First, Ed found the call unusual because Bob had never discussed personal matters; they had always talked business. Second, while Bob said he was on his way to Delray Mazda, he had actually already been there, left and was on his way home. And third, the whole day had been consumed with talk about the new Mazda for Toni because her leased Mazda had run its course. Yet to Ed Fitzgerald, Bob makes no reference to Toni, the Mazda now earmarked for Jake. Next day Bob canceled the deal.

48 Hours showed Bob on camera declaring he had always been faithful to Toni, when evidence in the case file says otherwise. While sexual infidelity is common, we're judging Bob's honesty and he's failing.

Well into the marriage with Suzye, Bob was still receiving a widower's exemption from the Palm Beach County Property Tax Assessor, a legal no-no. To cover Bob shortly before the trial, Suzye called in to change the situation when the fact surfaced in this thread. But before she did that, she claimed to this poster the exemption connected to her disability. A check of the rolls, however, showed that Suzye's name wasn't on the title, proving she had merely conjured that explanation. The exemption, I understand, is but a pittance, showing how far Bob went for a buck.

And let us not forget the moment Bob arrived home at 5 PM. He had told many of his anxiety for Toni's welfare after he had been unable to reach her by phone all afternoon. Does he rush to open the gate and run in to see if she's OK? No, he stops at the mailbox to collect the mail. If anyone of you were worried about your spouse, would you stop to gather the mail or rush in to see if your spouse were all right?

If anyone reading this board who has not been interviewed has any knowledge of the Heartsong's history or this crime, including jurors, I'd love to hear from you by email, telephone or in person. Email is Bob(at)Sherin.biz,telephone number is ThreeZeroFiveTwoFiveThreeFiveZ eroZeroFive.

Our team is working this as I post.
BobSherin

Miami, FL

#10 Apr 14, 2009
Where is that knife now? Has it been examined for DNA evidence? If not, we'd like to do that.
Evelyn wrote:
I actually am living in the house were Toni Heartsong died in. I believe after friends of the family actually were the ones that found the knife that her husband used to kill her. This was a cold murder. How could someone love you and kill you and right after he is done killing you take a shower and go to work? It's not right that he is now married and rasing Toni and his children. He should be in prison for the rest of his pathtic life.
concerned

Ridgewood, NY

#11 Apr 27, 2012
BobSherin wrote:
The authortative thread with participation of family, friends, supporters vs. those holding the opposite view.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/jupiter-fl/TI...
Here's a summary of postings:
(A Heartsong family friend says she cannot read our upcoming book:“The Heartsong Murder: What you won’t see on TV.”) Understandable, purely your prerogative. We live in a society, however, where people who want to know have the right.
This, of course, includes the President's DNA initiative, the grant that sparked this case's reexamination, the bankruptcy of marriage at the time of murder, the couple's mask to conceal it, the issues, the victim's beauty and vulnerabilities, the time line, motive, Sheriff's inept investigation and the Prosecutor's less than above board prosecution. As my investigation and interviews continue, much more will arise, information that could well change our current premise.
As to innocence, acquitted suspect Robert Heartsong gave himself away on 48 Hours when he looked straight in the camera and said he drove directly to the Delray work site that day. Not so. In 3 police interviews he had said otherwise. Older son Eli testified to bumping into him in the Chasewood parking lot at around 10:30 AM.
At around 4:30 PM Bob showed consciousness of guilt when he picked up his cell and called Ed Fizgerald of Coral Springs. Bob said he was on his way to Delray Mazda to pick up a new Mazda for Jake. This is a call fraught with signs of guilt.
First, Ed found the call unusual because Bob had never discussed personal matters; they had always talked business. Second, while Bob said he was on his way to Delray Mazda, he had actually already been there, left and was on his way home. And third, the whole day had been consumed with talk about the new Mazda for Toni because her leased Mazda had run its course. Yet to Ed Fitzgerald, Bob makes no reference to Toni, the Mazda now earmarked for Jake. Next day Bob canceled the deal.
48 Hours showed Bob on camera declaring he had always been faithful to Toni, when evidence in the case file says otherwise. While sexual infidelity is common, we're judging Bob's honesty and he's failing.
Well into the marriage with Suzye, Bob was still receiving a widower's exemption from the Palm Beach County Property Tax Assessor, a legal no-no. To cover Bob shortly before the trial, Suzye called in to change the situation when the fact surfaced in this thread. But before she did that, she claimed to this poster the exemption connected to her disability. A check of the rolls, however, showed that Suzye's name wasn't on the title, proving she had merely conjured that explanation. The exemption, I understand, is but a pittance, showing how far Bob went for a buck.
And let us not forget the moment Bob arrived home at 5 PM. He had told many of his anxiety for Toni's welfare after he had been unable to reach her by phone all afternoon. Does he rush to open the gate and run in to see if she's OK? No, he stops at the mailbox to collect the mail. If anyone of you were worried about your spouse, would you stop to gather the mail or rush in to see if your spouse were all right?
If anyone reading this board who has not been interviewed has any knowledge of the Heartsong's history or this crime, including jurors, I'd love to hear from you by email, telephone or in person. Email is Bob(at)Sherin.biz,telephone number is ThreeZeroFiveTwoFiveThreeFiveZ eroZeroFive.
Our team is working this as I post.
Anyone check out the would be business partner, Terri was against having? He made an interesting comment on the stand!
concerned

Ridgewood, NY

#12 Apr 27, 2012
Anyone check out the would-be business partner Toni was against? He said something interesting on the stand. "I wish I had half the relationship...with my wife...as they had."

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