Florida inmate threatens to kill Leon County public defender, judge

Florida inmate threatens to kill public defender and judge
Posted at 8:57 AM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 06:01:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Police say a Florida inmate sent threatening letters to a Leon County public defender and circuit judge, demanding that they free him from prison.

Frito Jean-Jacques, 31, an inmate at the Florida State Prison, sent the two victims handwritten letters that resulted in his being charged with two counts of written threats and two counts of corruption by threat.

He was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Thursday and remained there Friday.

The letter to Victim 1 was dated June 25 and included a Leon County court case number corresponding with an armed robbery with a deadly weapon arrest of Jean-Jacques for a June 19, 2012 offense.

The letter discusses the "dummy God" and said his trial was a mistrial, according to a probable cause document.

To the attorney with the Leon County Public Defender's Office, Jean-Jacques wrote that if you do not file a motion for me for illegal sentencing "when I get out of prison, I'm going to kidnap you and your husband, also, I'm going to rape you in front of him."

But the torture won't end there, he wrote, adding that he would make the prosecutor and the prosecutor's spouse consume his bodily wastes.

"It's your choice, pick your poison and live with your results," he wrote.

Documents say the Tallahassee Police Department impounded the letter as evidence.

To the judge in the 2nd Judicial Circuit, Jean-Jacques sent a similar letter dated April 9, saying the judge should file a motion for illegal sentencing or face death.

Jean-Jacques said he was offering "you guys an opportunity to turn things around by doing the right thing. The next time we meet you will not get a second chance."

The letter to the judge concluded with a warning that the judge would be a fool to ignore the letter, documents show.

"This motion is the only way I can get out of prison as soon as possible," said the letter to the judge. "Do the right thing, this is the only way you save your life and your family's life."

In a telephone interview, Jean-Jacques admitted to a TPD investigator that he wrote the two letters, the court documents said, and said they were not threatening. He said he wrote the letters because he was illegally sentenced and wanted each person to file a motion on his behalf.