by John Hoff
If you have Facebook, here is the Facebook page of "Bloody Fourth of July" murder victim Francesca DeSandre, below.
The bodies are coming too fast for this blog to write proper stories. Check out her Facebook page and draw your own conclusions. Feel free to come back and comment.
The photo above was DeSandre's "profile pic," the one image she self-selected to put in front of the world and say "this is me." Francesca, who was "Francesca WifedupBoo DeSandre" on Facebook, was allegedly murdered by...
...Marco Gresham, age 24 according to KSTP. JNS blog has determined his full name is Marco ANTHONY Gresham. KSTP has the name spelled "Greshan," with an "N," but the jail roster and MNCIS confirms my spelling.
Here is KSTP's mistake, copied and pasted, for the historical record if anybody should raise a doubt.
Gresham is sitting in the Hennepin County jail on a charged of attempted murder based on probable cause, with no formal complaint noted yet. One assumes the arrest must have taken place before the victim died. It was only yesterday or the day before this blogger was complaining about how charges of "attempted murder" are sometimes muddled into "murder" on the jail roster, but today it's just the OPPOSITE.
Gresham is also being held for allegedly driving after suspension of his license. In fact, the roster pulls up Gresham's name twice and shows that on June 30, he was arrested for driving on a revoked license (allegedly) no insurance (" ") and there was a hold by Anoka County. The hold may have required only the posting of a $500 bond, however.
Gresham had court dates on July 15 and July 31 to deal with those minor matters. (Now the very least of his problems.
The roster shows Gresham residing (allegedly) at 3105 Girard Ave. N., a rental property owned by J & M Homes LLC. The contact for the rental license, since 2008, has been Tam T Ngo.
The jail roster shows charges over that darn drivers license as early as 2008, a first degree burglary conviction, more driving after suspension charges (2010), and giving a police officer a false name. The false name charge leads to information he also uses the name Alex Dermot Williams, which solves a huge copy and paste problem I was having for a moment there, with the two names mingled in with one another.
So I'm just going to paste in his rap sheet under BOTH NAMES. Not all charges may represent criminal convictions. Triage of these all-too-numerous murder stories is happening a little bit faster than I'd like...
62-T9-06-014637 906176357 906176357 WILLIAMS, ALEX DERMOTT 05/30/1986 05/24/2006 Ramsey Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Domestic Assault - TRF Closed-Physical File Destroyed DOMESTIC ASSAULT DISORDERLY CONDUCT
62-K6-07-001970 WILLIAMS, ALEX DERMOTT 05/30/1986 06/05/2007 Ramsey Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Felony Under Court Jurisdiction Drugs - 3rd Degree - Sale - Narcotic
62-CR-08-15838 708009842 708009842 708009842 708009842 708009842 GRESHAM, MARCO ANTHONY 01/11/1990 11/12/2008 Ramsey Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Drivers License-Driving Without a Valid License or Vehicle Class/Type; Multiple Licenses Prohibited Drivers' Licenses - Display as Valid Any Canceled/Revoked/Suspended Driver's License Traffic Regulation - Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle;Misd Traffic Regulation -Turning and Starting Violation Title - Required to Deliver Title
27-CR-08-63946 GRESHAM, MARCO ANTHONY 01/11/1990 12/29/2008 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Bush, Philip D. Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Burglary-FirstDegree Not applicable - GOC Terroristic Threats Not applicable - GOC
62-CR-09-3739 WILLIAMS, ALEX DERMOTT 05/30/1986 02/27/2009 Ramsey Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 - Not Small Amount Marijuana Not applicable - GOC
27-CR-10-21393 5100000925 GRESHAM, MARCO ANTHONY, Jr. 01/11/1990 05/13/2010 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Driving after suspension
27-CR-10-21395 210200671 GRESHAM, MARCO ANTHONY, Jr. 01/11/1990 05/13/2010 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Possess - sell small amounts of marijuana
27-CR-10-21398 1100623402 GRESHAM, MARCO ANTHONY, Jr. 01/11/1990 05/13/2010 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Closed Driving after suspension
62SU-CR-10-2732 WILLIAMS, ALEX DERMOTT 05/30/1986 06/18/2010 Ramsey Criminal/Traffic/Petty Suburban Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Give Peace Officer False Name/Birthdate/ID Card Theft-Take/Use/Transfer Movable Prop-No Consent Not applicable - GOC
27-CR-10-41871 GRESHAM, MARCO ANTHONY 01/11/1990 09/09/2010 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Drug Possession-5th Degree Attempt to Commit - GOC
27-VB-11-10046 1100393212 GRESHAM, MARCO ANTHONY, Jr. 01/11/1990 08/10/2011 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Non-Mand Closed Driving after suspension
27-CR-13-16940 900300004836 Williams, Alex Dermott, Jr. 05/30/1986 05/30/2013 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Loiter with intent to solicit any act prohibited by law
27-CR-14-6641 GRESHAM, MARCO ANTHONY 01/11/1990 03/11/2014 Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Suspension Traffic Regulation-Uninsured Vehicle-Owner Violation
62-CR-14-1712 Williams, Alex Dermott, Jr. 05/30/1986 03/12/2014 Ramsey Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown Crim/Traf Mandatory Under Court Jurisdiction Domestic Assault - Misdemeanor - Inflict or Attempt Bodily Harm Not applicable - GOC Domestic Abuse - Violate No Contact Order - Misdemeanor Not applicable - GOC
The last charge, involving a domestic violence matter, raises questions about the nature of this murder and what relationship (if any) Gresham had with the victim.