Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tony Wilkins


FROM: Rocky Mount NC

Tony Wilkins, 6-30-10, 520 D Cascade Avenue. The victim was shot by an unknown suspect while inside the victim’s residence.

FROM: Rocky Mountain Telegram

Police probe shooting death
By Br Ie Handgraaf Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cries of grief echoed through a usually quiet neighborhood Wednesday morning when personnel from Hunter Odom Funeral Home pulled the body of homicide victim Tony Wilkins, 41, out of his home in South Rocky Mount.

“I need to see my father,” the victim’s only son, Tony A. Wilkins, said.

Shock was evident on friends and neighbor’s faces as they watched Rocky Mount police investigate the shooting of Wilkins. Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Cascade Avenue at 9:19 a.m. in response to a report of a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, police said they located Wilkins inside the residence and emergency personnel did what they could, but he was pronounced dead at 9:38 a.m.

Capt. Laura Fahnestock said she could not comment further on the homicide because it is an ongoing investigation. She said this is the sixth homicide in Rocky Mount for the year and arrests have been made in the other five cases.

Wilkins’ niece, Deshonda Evans, said she heard about the incident from a friend.

“I got a text message saying my uncle had been shot,” she said. “I was just shocked. He keeps to himself. I don’t know of any enemies he had.”

Evans contacted other family members, including Wilkins’ son, Tony A. Wilkins, who arrived at the scene, which was packed with emergency personnel and law enforcement. The victim’s brother-in-law, James Evans, also was watching as police investigated the incident and said he couldn’t believe what happened.

“I’ve known him about 25 years, and I’m just really shocked,” he said. “He was such a hard-working guy.”

Evans said Wilkins had lived at the apartment for 15 or 16 years with no problems in the past.

“He kept that apartment because his mom had died there,” Deshonda Evans said. “He had another house by the mall with his girlfriend.”

She said Wilkins’ girlfriend, Renee Wade, was inconsolable.

“She was devastated. She was just torn to pieces,” Deshonda Evans said. “We all are.”
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As you can see, not much was published or discovered in this case. Although the victim wasn't a criminal and was actually an upstanding member of the community, his case was overlooked for many reasons. They have just never made any headway in this case as, I suppose, other, more urgent, cases came across their radar. But I realized, after studying these charts, that this case was a great teaching tool for my readers. There are many things in these charts that can give a clear perspective when it comes to a viable analysis.

The first chart I drew was for 9 am. The 911 call was made at about 9:19 and he was already dead when the cops arrived at 9:38 am. This is a tight window of time and it is an example of the kind of cases that are you will commonly come across in forensic work. Not every case is an abduction, a parent killing their child or a woman being raped and left dead in the woods. Many of the cases are simple shootings and they involve every race, sex and age group.

In this first chart for 9 am, Mr. Wilkins is still alive but you can see that other people are already in the picture. The first house ruler, the Sun, which is the victim's marker, is in the eleventh house along with Mercury, which, by the way, also rules the eleventh. This is not an angular house but the Sun is the first house ruler, so we have to analyze it. What it says is that this man was with a friend, a younger friend by Mercury. Also Mercury and the Sun are both in the sign Cancer and are disposed of by the Moon, which co rules the chart. This tells me that there was a family connection between this friend and the victim. This person may have been connected to a daughter or a brother or any other relative. That is how the victim knew this person and considered them a family friend. But you have to take notice of the seventh house ruler, which describes the victim's killer. The seventh house ruler in this instance is Uranus and it is in the eighth house. This always describes a criminal, a sleazy person who lives on the edge, outside of society. This person is living a life of crime. Here you have Uranus conjoined Jupiter, which rules the fifth house. At the same time, Neptune is angular in the seventh and is close to the Moon. The fourth house ruler, Pluto, is in the fifth. This person is involved in drugs and drug dealing, illegal items used for "partying". And Mercury, which describes this young person who is a family friend, is directly opposed the node in the fifth. This shows a plot or a scheme involving drugs. Uranus is disposed of by Mars in the second house. This shows an aggressive attempt at robbery, with the use of a weapon, most likely a gun.

Sun and Mercury disposed of by the Moon, which is conjoined Neptune, shows a ruse was used to fool the victim. The drug dealer was disguised in some manner to get him into the house. This most likely means that a story was told, a lie, actually, to make the victim trust the appearance of this person, who was an outright criminal. The north node conjoined the fourth house ruler, Pluto, is a clear sign that they wanted to enter this man's home in order to gain control over him with violence. The fourth house ruler, Pluto, is disposed of by Saturn in Virgo in the second house, so it is clear that they thought the victim had some money. Notice also that the two most prominent dispositors have connections to Mercury, which seems to indicate that this young family member led this criminal to believe that the victim had money. Perhaps he owed the drug dealer money for drugs and felt his life was in danger. This is sort of hinted at with Neptune conjoined the Moon and Mercury sitting under the Sun's beams. But another scenario seems plausible, as well. That they came there to rob the victim of his money so they could go ahead and party some more. Uranus conjoined Jupiter in the eighth makes me think they had planned to kill the victim if he resisted. That the money was that important.


So far, I am hoping that this chart is showing very clearly what various placements mean in the forensic chart. I ran the next chart for 9-38 am because that is when the police declared the victim dead. And actually nothing much changes in these charts except that Mars moves into the first house, which I have seen before in shootings. This means that he had been shot in the head (the first house rules the head). In most cases like this, with a tight window of time, the Astrologer is not going to find a lot of change in the charts. The charts, in many cases, remain static. You will have to glean almost everything from the first chart you draw. That includes describing the killer, the car he may have been driving, his or her connection to the victim and what happens to the victim in that window of time. Let's try to get as much as we can from this chart.

Notice that Mars rules the ninth house and that this is the dispositor of the seventh house ruler, Uranus. Mars is in Virgo so this describes a small, white or black vehicle. Very plain and inexpensive. Mercury is expressive, rules the hands and the written word so there may be stickers or other writings or drawings on the vehicle. The vehicle could be a van because of Mercury's association with transport and if it is a van, there would be more than two windows. Mercury also rules the eyes and is alert to the environment. Mars is disposed of by Mercury in Cancer so if it is a van there would be a lot of seats for moving family around. The van might actually be blue or green (Cancer) with white or black (Virgo) interior. It may be a bit beat up from a lot of use but it would be essentially clean.

In describing the people involved, let's start with the young person the victim considered a friend. This person has a family connection of some sort; he may even be a relative but, at the very least, he has a connection to someone in the nuclear family. Mercury describes someone younger than the victim but considering that Mr. Wilkins was 41 years old, this person could be in his (or her) thirties. This person had secrets (Neptune) that were kept from the rest of the family and no one knew the real situation. Neptune points to hidden drug use. And because both planets in the seventh house are disposed of by Uranus in the eighth, the young person was also involved in criminal activity and kept this from everyone. There was a close connection to the criminal drug dealer in question because of the subject's involved use of illegal drugs. Because Saturn is in the second house disposing of the fourth house ruler, this young person believed that older members of the family had money and that he or she had a right to take what was wanted. This person had planned to rob Mr. Wilkins for a substantial amount of money (Capricorn) to spend on partying (the fifth house). So consideration should also be given to members or friends of the family who had financial troubles.

In describing the criminal in question, the man who was brought to the home by the younger friend, you have to analyze Uranus in Aries in the eighth house. I have already stated that the seventh house ruler in the eighth house always describes a criminal, a dangerous person who does not play by the rules. We have established, through our analysis thus far, that he was a drug dealer. Aries can also describe outlaws, people in hiding, or those running from the law. It is possible there was already a warrant on this man and he was hiding from the police. Uranus in Aries in the eighth points to a history of violent crime so it is possible that this man had already been in prison. The tweflth house ruler, the Moon, is conjoined Neptune in the seventh so this was probably for drugs and drug dealing. Perhaps this person is no stranger to using guns in his "business". I am going to say now that I beleive this person was a man. I still cannot say for sure whether the younger family friend was male or female. That person could be either one. In considering the male criminal, Aries describes someone either very tall and somewhat lean or someone shorter and very muscular. There is a "masculine" air about this man, a sense that he is tough and strong and unafraid to fight. Aries describes weapons that either chop or fire. This might mean axes and it might also mean a gun. In this instance, we already know that the victim was shot. So you can mark that down in your journal as a descriptor for a shooting. Mars in the first.

People described by Uranus are often unusual or interesting looking. There is something cerebral and logical about them. They do not act or react emotionally, they tend to think things through. Planning and design is a part of their nature so their crimes are usually well thought out and planned. Considering all factors, someone described by Uranus in Aries would have striking features, a commanding personality and an unusual personal style. Uranus in Aries in the eighth house also describes someone brave and daring, unafraid of challenges or change, can be dangerous when crossed and unwilling to bend to the "rules" which they see as someone elses' idea. This man is original, aggressive and unafraid, which can make him very dangerous as a criminal bent on living outside of society.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Barbara Clemens Tedrick

\Woman Shot Down in Parking Lot


Case # 1997-0809-1724-00

Victim – Barbara Clemens Tedrick

Age – 59 year old W/F, DOB 12/01/37

Location – 839 Scaleybark Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209 (Overlook Apartments).

Date of homicide – August 9, 1997


On Saturday August 9, 1997 at about 5:20PM, the victim who had just returned from the grocery store and was carrying groceries towards her home was confronted by an unknown assailant and shot. A witness observed a M/B/5’9 - 5’10” run away from the area. The victim was pronounced at the scene.


This case is one of those cases that don't really get investigated, go cold quickly and get no public attention. Just an older white woman carrying some groceries home to her apartment in North Carolina. She gets shot by a total stranger for no reason at all and is left dying in the parking lot. They list the case on the pd website and then it just sort of fades away. There are so many of these, it's mind boggling. It's not high profile, it's not on TV and it won't get me many new viewers but I am going to do it in the hopes that someone might light a fire under it and get some justice for her family. The estimated time of death was 5:20 PM, as noted in the blurb I found online. So I ran a chart for 5:20 pm. And then I saw that the angular rulers were in the process of changing so I ran charts for 5:10, 5:20 and 5:30 pm.

This chart for 5:30 clearly shows the attack. First house is ruled by Capricorn with Saturn right at the nadir. Saturn is just inside the third house, showing her in the vicinity of her car and possibly in a parking area. It is also right at the cusp of the fourth house, which shows her front door. She was between her car and her front door, just as reported. Notice the seventh house ruler, the Moon in Libra in the tenth house. Mars, the fourth house ruler, is right there with the Moon, showing this person to be at Barbara's home (Mars). The tenth house also tells us that Barbara's home is where many other people live as well (it was an apartment building) and that she was outside in an open area, possibly near a highway (Moon and Mars disposed of by Venus in the ninth). It is very likely that the man who shot her lived in the same apartments. The tenth house ruler is Venus in Libra in the ninth, which describes the area to be landscaped and painted feminine colors and that many women lived in the same apartments. Venus is disposed of by Mercury in the eighth so the area was also a high crime area and was not always safe. Typical crimes were common thievery, break ins, hold ups and purse snatching (Mercury).

Neptune and Uranus in the first house also tell us something. Neptune in the first while ruling the third, says that because Barbara was in a parking lot, surrounded by cars, she could not see her assailant in advance (Neptune casts shadows). Uranus (also in the first house) describes the element of surprise. Uranus also rules the second house, so robbery may have been a motive. The Moon in Libra describes this assailant and since it is so close to Mars, this may be showing us the gun or, at the least, that this person was armed. Libra is an air sign so it describes things that fly through the air and air signs, in general, can describe sharp or fast moving weapons, among other things. Also, the Moon and Mars are both disposed of by Venus in Virgo in the ninth house with Venus conjoined the node. This could very well have been a botched car jacking. The ninth house, in general describes the parking area and Mercury on the cusp describes vehicles. Notice that Mercury is in the eighth at the time of death, so perhaps the car was the reason she was killed. It's possible.

I also note that the first house ruler, Saturn, is also the traditional marker for dead bodies or "bags of bones". This planet is right at the nadir, which is, to me, the front door of the victim's home. She was actually found dead only a few feet from her front door. Saturn is disposed of by Mars, which is in the tenth house, showing what I believe to be an attack in an open area such as a sidewalk or commons. You can see the actual apartments she lived in HERE. Although this happened many years ago and the apartments have changed names and been refurbished a bit, the architecture and landscaping is the same and the distance from the parking lot is also the same. It does not look like a high crime area but I have heard that there are break-ins there on occasion. I think her murder was unusual. There was no sign that she knew this person, the witnesses did not see anything shared between them, not even a glance, and the charts show clearly that she did not see him approach. The charts are really poor at revealing motives but I can tell what kind of person did this and maybe give some clues that would help find him.

The Moon in Libra rules the seventh house and is disposed of by Venus in Virgo in the ninth house. The ninth house shows the parking lot or area just outside of the homes. It always the outdoors but most often describes parking lots and sheds or storage buildings attached to the main domicile. In this case, I would guess it's describing the parking area. Notice how the node is right there with Venus. This actually looks like the shooter planned on shooting someone in that parking lot on that day. I am not sure if he meant it to be this woman or just anyone but the planning is there. Perhaps the plan was to steal a car and he failed in doing that after all. Keep that in mind while I analyze the rest of the aspects. The Moon in Libra is conjoined Mars so this shows this person in possession of a weapon. Mars most often describes guns. The tenth house is an open area in the outdoors, which is where the parking lot is of course. This chart shows this person in the parking lot with a gun, planning to shoot someone. The first house ruler is Saturn in Aries, showing her to be the target. This configuration raises the question of whether or not this woman was targeted and not just shot at random. The Moon is also square to Neptune, rising in the first house. And again Neptune is disposed of by Saturn in Aries, which describes our victim. Did she do something to piss this person off and he came after her? Perhaps this was not a random killing after all . Why do I say this? Well, the Moon, which describes our assailant, makes a close aspect to Neptune right before the shooting. Neptune makes a close square to Saturn, which is the marker for our victim. Neptune shows him hiding from her view; the node conjoined the dispositor shows planning in advance and the marker for our victim, Saturn in Aries, is disposed of by Mars, which is closely aligned with the marker for the killer and describes the weapon. I know this seems convoluted and complicated but sometimes the charts run around in different directions, showing us different details that come into play. It is possible this shooting was a random attempt to carjack this lady or perhaps it was a targeted killing. At this point, both possibilities exist. I think we can get a better idea of the motive (which charts are poor at revealing) by examining the seventh house ruler very closely.

The Moon in Libra describes our shooter. This is a position that puts someone into the mix with other people and there may have been a relationship dispute involving this man and this woman. The Moon is directly opposed to Saturn, showing disagreement or conflict. The tenth house ruler, Venus, in the ninth tells us that this man lived in a nearby area but one that might be said to be "over the railroad tracks". Near but not the same. Although the Moon shows us he has been in this area before, the indicators do not have him living there. I am thinking, at this point, that he knew this woman after all. There was nothing stolen, not her purse, not the groceries, no attempt to snatch her car. He just ran up and shot her and then ran off. This has all the markings of a planned murder, most especially the node. Not only is it conjoined to the tenth house ruler, Venus, but Venus disposes of the Moon, which describes our shooter. So he had planned to be in that parking lot, no question about it. With the Moon in Libra also square to Neptune in the first, he planned on sneaking up there and pulling this off by hiding himself well enough. This he obviously did because no one can given a better description of the man and he has, so far, gotten away with this. At this point, I have to ask if anyone has checked the friends list of her younger relatives. There is a possibility that this man was involved in a relationship with one of her female relatives (daughter, step daughter, daughter in law, niece, etc..) that she did not approve of. Many people disapprove of mixed marriages and perhaps Barbara had been vocal about this female relative being involved with a black man? Could this have been his motive for shooting her? If no one has looked closely at her younger female relatives and determined if there was a black man in the mix, then this could be the man who shot her. I am just saying that, in light of the reported facts (nothing stolen), the markers in this chart (Moon in Libra, Node so close to Venus, etc...) it looks to me like this woman was targeted and was known by the man who killed her. This was not, according to the charts, a random act of violence.

Another thing I feel compelled to point out is that this chart does not give a death pattern. Not every forensic chart shows one and sometimes you see other markers for murder or death. The standout marker in this chart is the opposition from the first house ruler, Saturn, to the seventh house ruler, the Moon and the Moon conjoined to Mars, showing an attack of some sort. The eighth house ruler is in the eighth, another marker for death. And Mars also ruling the fourth shows an attack at the victim's home. Other than these aspects, however, this chart does not give a clear death pattern. So keep in mind as you work with these charts that events can be described in many different ways and you have to use your intuition at times to determine exactly what they are saying.