Ronald Raymond Wirick
Ron Wirick took pictures the evening of Janet Chandler’s rape and murder in the Chemetron guest house, the lodging for Carl Paiva during the strike. That was his job for Wackenhut and he says Carl Paiva told him that he wanted pictures of the assault.
In fact, Ron Wirick admits he was present at the planning meeting. He knew what was in store for Janet, what they threatened to do to her. Paiva wanted to be sure he got a picture of him (Paiva) with Janet.
And, in this telling, Wirick rode to the “party” with Avery Grant (segment runs 19.06):
On cross examination by Joe Legatz, Wirick confirms that among the others he saw in the rape room were Avery Grant and Willie Bass
WILLIE BASS (segment runs 3:20):
On cross examination by Floyd Farmer, it’s clear that Wirick slowly revealed that he knew anything at all about the “party,” intentionally not telling the investigators the truth until others put his there. On Oct. 5, 2005, he wasn’t giving anything away. A little more on Oct. 7, 2005, but it wasn’t until 2006 that he says he started telling the truth.
Just what happened to the film is unknown by Wirick but it might have gone to Avery Grant, Carl Paiva, or perhaps to Harry Burns, Jr. (segments run 16:42 and 18:55 for a total of 35:37):
Tom Smith offers his cross and again there is the lengthy history of evasion and outright lies (segment runs 20:08)
Steve Fishman gets to the heart of who else was there and who else he saw raping Janet Chandler, making use of police reports and photos. In particular, in Oct. of 2005–making use of photos provided by investigators–he put these people at the “party”:
In October of 2006 he related to investigators going to the guesthouse with Avery Grant and seeing Carl Paiva, Freddie Parker, Robert Lynch, Vinnie Crnich, “a Mexican-looking male,” and four females in the vicinity of the rape room. One of them was Laurie Ann Swank.
He watched as skinny, blond-haired guy raped Janet. Using photos supplied by investigators he identified him as Tim Smith.
And he added Vinnie Crnich as someone he also saw having sex with Janet:
In addition, he contradicts Cheryl Ruiz’ statement that she saw him raping Janet (segment runs 10:17):
Finally, here is the redirect and recross (segments runs 4:18):
All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.