Four charged in bogus FCI prison release

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 12:08 PM.

A Florida man was charged with helping his brother's killer and another murderer escape from prison with bogus court documents, authorities said Dec. 19 in announcing more charges in the scheme.

Willie Slater Jr. helped Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins escape from Franklin Correctional Institution this fall because he owed Jenkins a favor, Florida Department of Law Enforcement special agent Danny Banks said. Jenkins and Slater were behind bars together, and Jenkins helped get Slater out of prison in 2009 by giving false testimony that he committed a home invasion Slater was convicted of, Banks said.

Walker murdered Slater's brother, Cedric, in 1999. "It seems odd that he would help get his brother's murderer out of jail, but he owed a significant favor to Mr. Jenkins which he fulfilled," Banks said.

Even stranger, Slater was arrested after Jenkins and Walker were caught and charged with making death threats to Walker's family. Jenkins and Walker were captured Oct. 19 and Slater was arrested Oct. 28.

Slater was one of four people charged with helping Walker and Jenkins escape. The others are Nydeed Nashaddai, Terrance Goodman and Jeffrey Forbes.

Nashaddai was the mastermind behind the scheme, according to FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey.

Nashaddai used forged documents to get out of a Pinellas County jail in 2009. He was captured in less than a day, sentenced to 20 years for escape and taken to the Franklin County prison where Walker and Jenkins were serving life terms. That's where he taught them to forge court documents, Bailey said.



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