Because terrible investigative techniques were employed by the Greensboro, NC Police Department, a man indicted by a Grand Jury for First-Degree Murder, First-Degree Arson & Attempted Murder has been set free from jail. Who is accountable for such an atrocity???
On September 12, 2008, Michael Slagle beat William Ransom Hobbs, Jr to death and brutalized Deborah Moy, beating her unconscious in her home on Summit Avenue in Greensboro, NC. He then took accelerant, found on the property, and set them both ablaze. Deborah Moy was burned over 70% of her body. She lost both her legs and two fingers, having undergone 37 surgeries to date. For three years, Deborah Moy has continued to live in fear that Michael Slagle would come back to finish the job he started.
On June 30, 2011, Michael Slagle was apprehended in Jacksonville, Florida and charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and first degree arson. He was extradicted to Greensboro, NC & was place in the Greensboro, NC jail. His arrest has given the Moy and Hobbs family some sense of temporary peace and an opportunity to move toward healing, while awaiting justice. Unfortunately, on Monday, May 14, 2012, Detective A.R.Hinson of the Greensboro Police Department & District Attorney Howard Neumann notified the Moy & Hobbs families that they will not be able to prosecute Michael Slagle due to “procedural blunders.” He was released days later.
We must now ask the Greensboro Police Department:
Why a man indicted for First-Degree Murder, First-Degree Arson & Attempted Murder has been set free from jail?
Who is accountable for such an atrocity?
Who will guarantee the safety of the victim and the victim’s family?
Who will secure the safety of the citizens of Greensboro?
Who will deliver justice?
Michael Slagle must be returned to jail. The Greensboro Police Department must be held accountable for not protecting the victims’ rights in this case and must immediately find evidence that will allow Michael Slagle to be jailed for life. Please don’t allow this tragic blow of justice for William Ransom Hobbs, Jr and Deborah Moy be the opportunity for Michael Slagle to find his next victim.