So, let’s look at one of the cases that took down others in Jerry’s family. I’ll talk more about this but today I’m going to explain the bombing allegations that sent three of Jerry’s brothers, his son and brother-in-law to prison. The plot began in 1985. At that time, Jerry was the only one in prison, having taken a plea and sentenced for 20 years, which he would have to serve at the most 15. When he was sentenced, he and Karla were still married. It was a few years later that Jerry divorced her because she was having multiple affairs and using cocaine. Then she went to Kentucky where she became a drug dealer, was caught, and went into witness protection for her testimony against the Colombians. Later, she began tell the authorities about Jerry, stating that she arranged, at his request, the murder of Mildred Cornell who was the mother of a man scheduled to testify against Jerry. Still, she was granted full immunity to testify against Jerry and his family. I repeat this only because it shows the hatred she had for him and everyone close to him, and the government's willingness to offer immunity to an admitted murderer in order to pile on more charges against Jerry.
At this trial, Karla threw the kitchen sink at Jerry and his family, and one of the charges was that in 1985 Jerry orchestrated a bizarre plot to get out of prison. The plot: blow up a dam, a power plant, and east coast airport, and a few other installations. After each event someone would call the Miami Herald, stating that they were Colombian terrorists protesting U.S. policy in Central America. After the bombings, the plan was for Jerry to offer his assistance in solving the acts, for which he would get an early release. The solution involved leading authorities to a “South American dupe” in a house filled with dynamite, the dupe being there because Jerry’s brothers had told him he was guarding cocaine.
Strange? Crazy? Red-neckish? Take your pick but this was what the government alleged. And there was an explosion at a transmission tower in Georgia resulting in about $200,000 of damage. And what part did Karla play in this alleged plot? If nothing, how did she know about it? Stay tuned because the plot gets stranger and stranger.