It was within those transcripts that South found part of her answer as to why her husband’s accused killer had not gone to trial in November.
“My niece is a stay-at-home mom with two small children so she spends a lot of time on the Internet,” South explained.
“Last week, she called me up and told me she had something to show me but that I wouldn’t like it.”
South read over the section of transcripts her niece sent to her while she was on the phone with her.
“It was like a dream,” South said. “My niece kept asking me if I was all right.”
The conversation was recorded on Nov. 1 — the day Balducci dropped off the final payment to Lackey and was later arrested by the FBI. During their conversation, Balducci brings up the case against Minor.
Balducci: “This one, this one’s kinda tailor made … for, for, for this sort of deal.”
He explains the relationship between Minor and his uncle.
“Big politicos. Got money. You know? Been around for awhile … Darron Minor, Bill’s nephew, is just a habitual (expletive). I mean just, there’s no other way to say it … Just drugs, alcohol I mean just a … been involved you know, never been arrested for felony, but has had just all kinds of damn DUIs and simple possession of marijuana …
“Darron is involved in a vehicular manslaughter … gets indicted for it … Early one morning, bad, heavy fog, he’s going down the road and he crosses over the center line, hits a man head on and causes a collision. Then another car trailin’ ’em rams in from the rear and hits that car. OK? Man died. OK?”