Maloney Testifies

April 8, 2014

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David “Tin Man” Maloney took the stand in his own defense today in his murder trial in Sanford, Florida. Maloney is charged with two counts of second degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. The charges result from a shoot out in Winter Springs, Florida on September 30, 2012. A third count of second degree murder filed against Maloney was dropped yesterday.

The gun battle erupted as five members of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club attempted to join a charity poker run as it assembled in the parking lot of a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post parking lot. The poker run was sponsored by a separate and distinct Warlocks Motorcycle Club. The clubs can be differentiated by their patches. Members of Maloney’s Warlocks Motorcycle Club wear a harpy on their backs and that club is headquartered in Chester, Pennsylvania. The victims were all members of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club that wears a phoenix patch and is headquartered in Orlando.

The Scene

As the five men rode into the VFW parking lot carrying an $800 donation, a Harpy Warlock named Paul Wayne Smith shot a Florida Warlock named Peter “Hormone” Schlette in the arm. When Schlette protested, Smith shot him again in the face. Within seconds two more Florida Warlocks named Harold “Lil Dave” Liddle and Dave “Dresser” Jakiela lay mortally wounded within feet of their motorcycles. Two more Florida Warlocks named Ronnie “Whiteboy” Mitchell and Brad Dyess were wounded but survived by taking cover and returning fire.

Smith and two other Harpy Warlocks, Robert William Eckert and Victor Manuel Amaro are also charged with second degree murder and attempted murder. Maloney, a chapter president, had ordered the three other men to not let any Florida Warlocks attend the poker run. Maloney was inside the VFW Post when Smith gunned down Schlette. He has testified that he immediately ran outside after he heard the second shot and also fired at the surviving Warlocks.

Maloney testified today that he had acted in self defense.


In direct examination LaFay asked Maloney, “When you ran out of that building and heard all the gunfire what did you think was happening?”

Maloney replied, “I figured they were there to kill me…all of us…. They’ve told us numerous times they wanted us dead. They told me I had to leave the state of Florida. Shutting us down meant they were going to kill us…. My office was about a mile from my house. So, whenever I would leave my house, I would never leave in the same direction. I would never come home the same way. I never went to work the same time. I varied my routes all the time.”

Maloney said that morning “Someone yelled in the door, ‘Warlocks are here.’ As I got to the door I heard one or two rounds go off.”

He testified that he only fired one or two rounds that day. None of Maloney’s rounds hit any of the Florida Warlocks.

LaFay asked, “Did you fire that round or two rounds for any other reason than to protect yourself and people with you?”

“It was all in self-defense,” Maloney replied.

Under cross examination prosecutor Stewart Stone wondered why Maloney didn’t stay inside and call authorities. He asked “You didn’t have to go out there, correct?”

Maloney replied, “I didn’t have to go out there, but I did. When I heard someone come to the door and say, ‘The Warlocks are here,’ I figured they’d come to kill me. That’s why I walked outside. To see what was going on.”

Stand Your Ground

After Maloney testified his attorney, Michael LaFay moved that Maloney be granted immunity from prosecution under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. That law allows citizens to use deadly force rather than running away when they have a reasonable fear of imminent death or great bodily injury. In most jurisdictions in the United States the law requires citizens faced with imminent danger to avoid confrontation before they can use deadly force in self defense. Judge Marlene Alva denied the motion.

The defense and prosecution will deliver their closing arguments tomorrow morning. Maloney’s fate should be in the hands of the jury by mid-afternoon.



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21 Responses to “Maloney Testifies”

  1. FF Says:

    Well… I think we know how this story ends.

    Charles Manson (Glowitz) and Charlie jr. (Maloney) are going to walk.

    Sadie Mae Glutz (Amaro), Patricia Krenwinkel (Smith) and Eckert (Leslie Van Houten) are gonna fry.

    I’m still curious is to how and why those three stooges got mixed up with two psychopaths like Maloney and Glowitz.

  2. Chode Says:

    I’m impressed by how you can rewrite and reword this convoluted Warlocks relationship. Hear from Glovitz since the last article? He’s going to walk. Do we know that the $800 was definitely earmarked for donation or just on the Florida guys?

  3. Paladin Says:

    “Under cross examination prosecutor Stewart Stone wondered why Maloney didn’t stay inside and call authorities. He asked “You didn’t have to go out there, correct?”
    Maloney replied, “I didn’t have to go out there, but I did. When I heard someone come to the door and say, ‘The Warlocks are here,’ I figured they’d come to kill me. That’s why I walked outside. To see what was going on.”

    After Maloney gave the above answer, Maloney’s attorney should have immediately asked the judge to declare a mistrial, based on the obvious fact that Maloney isn’t mentally capable of understanding the charges against him.

    For Christ sake, when did defense attorneys stop rehearsing with their clients, what’s to be said when giving sworn testimony? I’m not taking Malony’s side in this, but a better answer to the prosecutor’s question might have been:

    “Based on the prior and ongoing threats to my life, I truly believed the Warlocks had arrived, intending to kill me. Remaining in the building raised the distinct possibility of me becoming trapped inside the building. Based on my immediate circumstances and what I new at the time, fighting outside, from behind cover, would give me the best chance for survival.”

    It goes without saying that Maloney is one of the “real men of genius” and because of this, I’ll wager that his fate will be in the hands of the jury for about as long as it takes the jurors to use the rest room.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


  4. Rahlow Says:

    My opinion is Tin man was tried first because as we have seen Paul the Dog fired first, Maloney will get off………….even though in my opinion he planned the whole deal and had others do the deed.

    Respect to the deserving.

  5. BMW Says:

    Maloney is using the “self defense” argument because it worked for him before. Almost exactly a year before the VFW murders, Maloney shot a Warbird Warlock and escaped punishment by arguing self defense. He’s been down this road before.

    A “self defense” argument can be set up with a few random bullet holes in a car or house. I have noted that there was no directly attributable threat against Maloney presented at trial.

    By all standards, the state proved Maloney’s part in the two attempted murder charges against him. Add the mandatory 20 years for using a gun, and he will be away for life, even if the sentences run concurrently. As stupid as he seems, it may turn out to be a short sentence after all.

    I am surprised that the prosecution did not get into the details of how the Faux Warlocks prepared for the assassinations. I’m sure there were lots of pre-planning and phone calls involved. It is not just a coincidence that the Maloney and his fellow conspirators had fifteen guns and bulletproof vests already at the site when the Warbirds rolled in, nor is it a coincidence that Maloney’s crew just opened fire on the Warbirds.

    Like everyone else, I’m waiting for the jury to issue a decision. Honestly, I don’t know what they will decide. There are a lot of innocent men in prison, and most of the crooks seem to be outside prison — and in Congress these days.

    L,H&R to all 1% bikers!
    Save the Patch!

  6. Jim666 Says:

    @ Paladin

    I have a question.
    Re: felons are not supposed to have, posses, carry, wear, a bullet proof vest ? why am I not allowed to defend my self against the probability of someone shooting me by having,carrying,possessing and or wearing a bullet proof vest ?
    Why ? I cant hurt anyone else w/ it it,s not a deadly weapon nor a firearm, but I being a convicted felon cannot have, carry, posses, or wear one , I beleave it to be another felony if I do so.
    So my being a human just like any cop, judge, fed,even president, am a human have a family and want to be able to live in safety as to spend as much of my life as possible being safe from some random idiot, thief, burglar,and or even cop on the warpath.
    So why should I have to worry about a felony charge for me just wanting to protect myself ?

  7. Mike 184 Says:

    I have a followup to your question Jim; is that a state to state law or is it a federal thing????

  8. Rahlow Says:

    BMW I agree,,,,
    and Jim666, the vest thing makes about as much sense as anyone convicted of embezelment, a felony, they can’t own a gun…

    Respects to the deserving

  9. KK Says:

    Mike 184:

    My PO tells me if your a felon you CANNOT wear/posses a vest. Federal law. Now if your not a felon you can wear/posses one as long as it is not in a commision of a crime, that’s a no no.

    Jim666: I hear ya man, us felons(your not a normal human being anymore)are just fucked in some areas of the law.

  10. MIke 184 Says:

    Dammit man…. well thanks for the info. I am not a felon, but some of my people are…. What constitutes “during a crime” I wonder??? Man I can see them pulling some shit on that one… “Criminal orgainzation” = commiting a crime by breathing => + vest = felony charge….

  11. WARTHOG Says:

    @KK et al,

    It is my understanding that it must be a violent felony to deprive you of the right to wear body armor. The premise is that the convicted felon will surely commit another violent crime and by wearing body armor they will use it to further their violent mindset. Now, I was under the misguided thought that people were sent to prison for reform. That isn’t the case?




  12. RVN69 Says:

    Soon we are all going to be felons. Hell you can get a felony conviction for violation some EPA regulation.


    “I came into this world kicking, screaming and covered in someone else’s blood. I am prepared to leave it the same way.”

  13. Rebel Says:

    Dear FF,

    I don’t believe Nightmare Glowitz is charged with anything. I don’t know about Maloney. He might walk. He might not.


  14. Paladin Says:

    Jim 666 & Others,

    Unfortunately; Federal and State laws that deny individuals the right to self defense, without regard to an individual’s particular circumstances are unjust and are enacted by rodents that continually piss their cedar shavings at the slightest provocation, while simultaneously continuing their insatiable desire to control and manipulate the lives of others. One only has to look at the NFA of 1934, GCA of 1968, FOPA of 1986, and the FAWB of 1994 to see shinning examples of the successful dominance over the many, by the few. It is obvious, even to the densest of dullards that enacted laws that restrict individual freedoms are driven by one group’s irrational fears of another.

    Once upon a time, an individual’s rights were restored after that individual had paid his debt to society. This philosophy has been deemed antiquated, along with, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


  15. KK Says:

    RVN69: I hear that! She also told me to stay off the social sites(facebook,etc)as PO’S,cops,etc monitor those & they could possibly build a case for at least a “guilt by association” & turn your parole/probation upside down. Nothing really surprises us out here anymore does it?

    I don’t have a FCBook account, but Ive viewed some other brothers & support clubs sites & for the life of me I don’t get all the personal shit they throw out there for everyone to read & see.

    WARTHOG:Could be, I’m not sure. In my case it wouldn’t matter. I’ll ask her about that though, I’m sure someone here could verify that so called “law”. I wont see her for a few weeks, when you call there and a ask a question sometimes they want to see you earlier. I’ll pass on that.

    Paladin:”Once upon a time, an individual’s rights were restored after that individual had paid his debt to society.”

    That seems so damn longggggg ago.

    Rebel:Nice to see you hanging with some hot babes, drinking the brown stuff with the sunset behind ya. I don’t want to hijack this but I was to lazy to search for the right thread about a 1% flick, my bad.


  16. Paladin Says:

    Jim666 & Others,

    The federal law speaks to persons convicted of violent felonies, with regard to the possession and wearing of bullet resistant vests. Some States prohibit the possession and wearing of bullet resistant vests by anyone convicted of any felony. Other States have prohibitions only against those convicted of a violent felony. Each State’s penal code will have information as to their specific prohibitions.

    Long May You Ride,


  17. Jim666 Says:

    Paladin and the rest.
    Thank you.
    I still say it,s fucked up though.

  18. WARTHOG Says:

    I had a friend that did 9 months in Vandalia, Illinois for accidentally breaking a glass window. See, he got into an argument with his girlfriend in her HUD house and when he slammed the door shut when he left, the window cracked…instant destruction of government property.




  19. Further57 Says:

    Stupid as it may be – I am at a loss as to why the Florida Warlocks got involved in a gig in which there was already tension between the folks…

    Can anyone help?

  20. Rusty Says:

    I would respectfully suggest you find a member and ask him.

    Respect to the deserving

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