Affidavit from Mr. Hastings
Mr. Paul Morris
Attorney at Law
Miami, Florida 33133
Re: Paul William Scott
Dear Mr. Morris
I realize how very busy you are, so I'll be as brief as possible with
this. Please accept my apology for any inconvenience this letter may be.
While in the Palm Beach County Jail in late 1979 and early 1980, I
on several occasions had encounters with Richard Kondian. Our conversations
often turned toward Mr. Scott, as I told him Paul was in the same cell as I
was and we were friends. On several occasions, Mr. Kondian and I were also
transported together, along with others, to the Palm Beach County
Courthouse and held in the same "holding cells", awaiting our court appearances.
On several occasions our conversations turned toward Mr. Scott's and
Mr. Kondian's case. Mr. Kondian said that Paul panicked and ran from the house
so it was up to him to beat the victim in the head and kill him, which he
said he did without hesitation, so they couldn't be identified
by the victim, by leaving him alive to do so.
Mr. Kondian also stated he wasn't worried about getting much time as
he and his family had lots of money and hired a good attorney.
Mr. Roth, who could get him a good deal and off light, at the right
price. He said Mr. Roth told him, "I'll get you a good deal on this
Mr. Kondian also stated that since Mr. Scott had a previous record and
a public defender that he could put all the weight on Paul and off
himself, or so was his strategy.
In my case Mr. Morris, my co-defendant was represented by Paul's counsel.
Mr. George Barrs from the Public Defenders Office. I was represented
by William Staab, a private attorney. My co-defendant and I were tried
together and nearly every day during the noon hour recess, Mr. Barr tried
to talk my attorney into going to the Holiday Inn and have a drink
or two for lunch, which Mr. Staab always refused to do!
During the afternoon court sessions Mr. Barrs
after slept through most of it and you could smell alcohol on
his breath, his clothes and his appearance and speech of a person
under the influence, which is a known fact about him and his history
in law firms show it in West Palm Beach.
In closing, please feel free to ask me any other questions you can think
of and I will be more than happy and willing to assist you any way
Jeff R. Hastings
Subscribed and sworn before me this 7th. day of December, 1982.
NOTARY PUBLIC, STATE OF FLORIDA