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7/16/2009 12:27pm,
Couple killer is a TKD BB
The irony is astounding. This guy was running a program for women and children's self defense called FightBack. He used to run a TKD school in Pensacola.
One forum claims he is an 8th degree BB


Patrick Gonzalez (Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Jr.), one of the two men accused of murdering Byrd and Melanie Billings, is a south Santa Rosa County resident who tried to make a living as Taekwondo instructor teaching self defense to women and children in the Gulf Breeze area. Part of his sale pitch was that he was "Born Again" Christian who had overcome a drug and alcohol addiction. His nickname "Little Poff" is from the Poff Taekwondo Karate School, which may be the address that Gonzalez gave the ECSO.
According to the Web, Poff Taekwondo Karate School is located at 1468 College Pkwy, Gulf Breeze. The ECSO listed his address as the 1400 block of College Pkwy.
Gonzalez and Wayne Thomas Coldiron of Pensacola and were arrested on open counts of murder, accused in a home invasion for the Billings murders. Gonzalezís father, Leonard Patrick Gonzalez Sr., was arrested earlier in the day and charged with tampering with evidence in the case.


A Pace couple is taking a stand against sexual predators.

Tabatha and Patrick Gonzalez are not waiting to hear about another child being abducted, but instead are encouraging parents and children to become proactive.

The co-founders of Project FIGHTBACK, a community awareness program, are fed up with children being victimized and preyed upon by sexual predators. With six boys of their own, they have devoted their lives to spreading the message of awareness to parents and children by providing free workshops that teach defense techniques.

"It seems like every time we pick up a newspaper or turn on the television, another child has been abducted, raped or murdered," Tabatha Gonzalez said.

As certified black belts for the past six years, the co-founders of the prevention program have had 3,000 children in Northwest Florida participate in their workshops.

"Our goal is to get to the children first, and educate them in their rights," Patrick Gonzalez said.

Cindy Anderson, executive director of TEAM Santa Rosa, said her children have attended the workshop in Pace, and were most impressed with Gonzalez's approach to child safety.

"He has a way of teaching kids about safety without frightening them, but still being very effective," she said.

Wounded Ronin
7/21/2009 10:10pm,
Another article: http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/21/florida.slain.couple/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

On Monday, Escambia County, Florida, Sheriff David Morgan said the suspects in the Billingses' slaying did a dry run of the attack at the couple's home about a month before they stormed the residence. And court documents said Gonzalez knew the victims and received financial support from them for a martial arts studio he ran.