...A prosecutor told jurors at Bradley’s assault trial that Bradley told officers investigating [Patsy's] death: “I guess she won’t be testifying against me”... Bradley would have had his initial hearing Tuesday but passed out before he was brought into court...
"JUSTICE FOR PATSY TINSLEY BRADLEY"
News Excerpts September 2nd through today:
PETE BRADLEY CHARGED WITH FEDERAL FIREARMS VIOLATION
September 2, 2008
Former Woodfin police chief Pete Bradley is charged with possession of a firearm by someone convicted of domestic violence, according to a federal indictment unsealed today. The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Asheville says the career law enforcement officer was found in possession of a .45-caliber Sig Sauer pistol on Aug. 2. Bradley was indicted by a grand jury on Aug. 5. He was arrested by U.S. marshals Friday and jailed in the Buncombe County Detention Center. Bradley was convicted in March 2007 of assaulting his wife in their Biltmore Forest home, about a month before Patsy Bradley died of what officials deemed suicide. He was sentenced in Buncombe County Superior Court to 30 days in jail after being found guilty by a jury of assaulting his wife. Prosecutors said Bradley struck his wife in the head during the early morning hours of Aug. 31, 2005, leaving a lump the size of a golf ball. Officers said they found her scared and crying in her car at a neighbor’s house. Patsy Bradley was found dead in her home just more than a month later. The State Bureau of Investigation launched an investigation, and an autopsy report released later by the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner called her death a suicide brought on by depression and domestic discord. A prosecutor told jurors at Bradley’s assault trial that Bradley told officers investigating the death: “I guess she won’t be testifying against me.” Family members testified Patsy Bradley was terrified of her husband. Hospital workers said she told them her husband struck her with a flashlight. But Pete Bradley testified that he didn’t strike his wife. His attorney suggested she might have injured herself in a fall, cited inconsistencies in what Patsy Bradley told authorities and said she may have concocted a “wild story”... [LINK]
BRADLEY FACES FIREARM CHARGE Domestic attack conviction bars gun possession
September 3, 2008
[Excerpts] Former Woodfin Police Chief Pete Bradley was released under $25,000 bond today after his first appearance in federal court. He was charged with possession of a firearm by someone convicted of domestic violence... Bradley would have had his initial hearing Tuesday but passed out before he was brought into court. "It sounds like you had what we call a fainting spell where I'm from," said Federal Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell. Bradley stood and apologized, saying he was 95 percent recovered... A federal law passed in 1996 banned possession of firearms by individuals convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Violation of the law carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison... [Full article here]
BRADLEY RELEASED, TO BE ARRAIGNED
September 4, 2008 12:15 am
...James Mills, Bradley’s defense attorney, said his client has been living for the past 10 months in the Holiday Inn East. Howell released Bradley to live again in the hotel but ordered him to report daily to federal probation officers. He also set Bradley’s arraignment for 10 a.m. Wednesday in federal district court... [Full article here]
- [NC] Another suicide that won't die. Patsy Tinsley Bradley - Patsy was a very giving and loving lady who was always willing to help others and did so many times. She loved to make people laugh and smile. She worked Santa Pal many years, worked at West Asheville Police Resource Center and volunteered many other places... She was and is dearly loved by all who know her...
- [NC] Ex-police chief husband of (slain?) Patsy Tinsley Bradley arrested by U.S. Marshals - Patsy Tinsley's husband, ex-police chief Pete Bradley was arrested by U.S. Marshals on undisclosed federal charges.