Robert T. Avera's Affidavit
State of Florida ) ss.
County of Bradford )
Comes now the affiant, being duly sworn, deposes and says:
2. Because Paul behaved so well, the authorities allowed him to
be the houseman. This meant that he was trusted to be out of his cell in the range.
Everyone else was locked in their cells. Paul would stop in front
of my cell and talk to me on a daily basis.
3. On day I was out of my cell and I was going to visit, when I
recognized Paul Scott's co-defendant, Richard Kondian, or Rick, and he
is called, from seeing him or TV. He was put on the chain in from of me.
The chain is a long chain that inmates are handcuffed to when the authorities
want to move us about the prison.
4. I knew that Rick was Paul's co-defendant. I called him a snitch
I wanted other inmates on the chain to know that you couldn't trust
him. I told him I was in the cell with his "partner" (co-defendant),
5. He replied that he wasn't a snitch and Paul Scott wasn't his partner.
Paul, he stated, was his co-defendant, but Paul was a "punk pussy"
because when they were at the guy's house and a fight broke out with
the guy, Paul got scared and ran out the door.
6. The guards who had us on the chain then made us both shut-up because
they could see that Rick and I were about to get in a fight.
7. When I got back to my cell, I told Paul what Rick had said about him being
scared and running away. Paul confirmed to me what Rick said was true
and he told me that he hoped Rick would come forward and admit what he
said about what really happened.
8. From my conversations with Rick and Scott, it was clear to me that Scott never had any
intent of hurting the victim and that, based on what Rick said, that Rick was the responsible
9. It has puzzled me for over a decade that no one has come to talk to
me about what I know about Scott's case. I would have talked to anyone
and testified about what I know.
Further affiant sayeth naught.
Robert T. Avera
Notary Public State of Florida