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Mystery in #FreeKate Case: What Does Kaitlyn Hunt’s BFF Julia Gilmore Know?

Posted on | August 23, 2013 | 178 Comments

An intriguing detail I reported last week on the Kaitlyn Hunt case:

[Assistant state attorney Christopher] Taylor also recounted a May incident in which Hunt violated the no-contract order by communicating with the victim “through a third party, Julia Gilmore.” In May, Gilmore told a local TV station she “has been friends with Hunt for five years” and, at a Wednesday [Aug. 14] hearing in the case, Hunt’s attorney attempted to compel the prosecution to provide Gilmore’s address, but prosecutors said they don’t intend to call Gilmore as a witness.

Amid all the shocking allegations in the prosecutor’s petition for revocation of bond, the mention of Julia Gilmore seemed trivial, but I was intrigued by the description of the Aug. 14 hearing:


Kaitlyn Hunt’s attorney asked the prosecution to provide Julia Gilmore’s address. I’ve seen evidence Gilmore was in regular communication with Kate Hunt as recently as July, so why would Hunt’s lawyer need the prosecution’s help to find Gilmore now?

This is a question to which I don’t know the answer. Nor do I know why Hunt’s lawyer was so interested in finding Gilmore or why the lawyer thought she was important to the prosecution’s case. But there are dots here, and these dots seem to form a non-random pattern.

Meanwhile there is gossip that “LT,” who was mentioned in testimony by Detective Jeremy Shepherd during Tuesday’s hearing, is Kaitlyn’s new girlfriend Latasha Thomas, 27, who was arrested in 2006 for a traffic violation and marijuana possession and arrested again last year on a felony domestic battery charge.

During Tuesday’s hearing, Detective Shepherd described text messages sent by Kaitlyn Hunt to her underage victim, now 15, boasting that someone had asked whether Kaitlyn shared the younger girl’s . . . uh, companionship with “LT,” to which Kaitlyn replied no, that the younger girl was “all mine.” Watching that testimony, I was not sure about the relevance, but the gossip I’ve heard (and this is only gossip so far) is that Kaitlyn had moved in with Thomas after her arrest, and that Gilmore was reportedly also one of their roommates at some point.

OK, that’s the gossip. Now we return to the prosecutor’s petition for bond revocation, which describes a  May 21 text exchange between Kaitlyn Hunt and her younger victim, “CS”:

CS: “[The prosecutor] asked me today if anyone saw us in the bathroom when we would do stuff. Should I have said names?”
KH: “No! Say nobody.”

There has been speculation that perhaps this other person “in the bathroom when we would do stuff” was Julia Gilmore, but that’s just speculation, of course. However, it would make sense that Gilmore, Kaitlyn’s best friend, who purportedly acted as go-between in Kaitlyn’s violation of the no-contact order, was aware all along of the nature of Kaitlyn’s involvement with the underage victim.

Much about this situation remains mysterious. For example, given that Latasha Thomas has a criminal record, including for drug use and domestic violence, why would Kaitlyn Hunt’s parents — knowing that Kaitlyn was out on bond — permit their daughter to associate with someone like that? And why was Kaitlyn’s lawyer so interested in Gilmore, if Gilmore was not a prosecution witness? Is it possible that there has been some sort of falling-out between Kaitlyn and her best friend, raising concern that Gilmore might testify against Kaitlin?

Anyway, here’s video of a local TV report about Tuesday’s hearing. Notice that Kaitlyn’s dad walks out of the court with his second wife.

In many of their public appearances in May, Steve and Kelley would appear together as if they were still married, when in fact they’ve been divorced for at least five years, and both have remarried. In fact, Kelley’s current husband is actually her third husband, because her second marriage, to an immigrant from the Caribbean, was reportedly annulled.

Because the dysfunctionality of the Hunt family didn’t fit the desired “wholesome all-American” media narrative, their divorce was never mentioned, and Kaitlyn’s stepparents were kept out of the picture.

The whole “Free Kate” myth was a gigantic lie from the start.


UPDATE: Thanks to the keen-eyed readers who spotted Latasha Thomas in the video above, leaving the courtroom after Tuesday’s hearing. Furthermore, video from WPEC-TV shows that LT arrived with Steve Hunt and his wife. Here are two screen-caps:

The WPEC-TV story notes that Kaitlyn’s mother, Steve’s ex-wife Kelley Hunt Smith, did not attend Tuesday’s hearing, perhaps because she didn’t want to answer questions about prosecution charges that she assisted Kaitlyn’s violation of the no-contact order.

UPDATE II: OK, now it gets weird. A search of court records for Latasha Thomas’s October 2012 case, when she was charged with domestic battery, shows that at her first court appearance, Thomas was ordered to have no contact with Katlin Sanders. According to the Palm Beach Post, Katlin Marie Sanders graduated from Sebastian River High School in June 2012. So, in October 2012, there was a “domestic violence” case in which Thomas, 26 at the time, was accused of attempting to strangle a girl who had just graduated from high school four months earlier? And now, less than a year later, we find Thomas in a relationship with the most famous teenage lesbian in Indian River County Florida America human history?

Anybody got any thoughts on this? It’s just weird, like Sebastian River High School is some kind of lesbian magnet.




178 Responses to “Mystery in #FreeKate Case: What Does Kaitlyn Hunt’s BFF Julia Gilmore Know?”

  1. Durasim
    August 24th, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Steven Hunt married his current wife in 2010. However, he must have been involved with her at least by 2008 because there is a misdemeanor domestic violence case against him then and there were orders prohibiting him from contacting “Marie Rottman” (which is her maiden name). The case was eventually dismissed. She would have been 22 then.

    As for her looking older, lower class white women tend to deteriorate more rapidly, especially when they hit the middle twenties.

  2. Durasim
    August 24th, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    Indeed. But when things like teenage pregnancies and the like are normalized, then these weird age permutations become frequent and inevitable.

    Steven Hunt was only 18 himself when Kaitlyn was born. His current wife Marie Hunt is herself only 8 years and 4 months older than Kaitlyn. I don’t know how old she was when Steven Hunt first started “courting” her.

    And you don’t have to look to families like the Duggars or fundamentalist Mormons to see cases of mothers and their daughters having children simultaneously. They actually have a show about mothers who are pregnant at the same time as their teenage daughters. Isn’t it wonderful? A whole new wave of children who will be the same age as their aunts and uncles (or even older)!

  3. Beeks
    August 24th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    Agree about the looking older part. I’m 36 and look, at least, 10 years younger than both the Mom and Step-Mom. Then again, I’m not low- class white trash.

    I have no comprehension of how Steve gets women, let alone keeps them after abusing them. But, it’s apparent, violence is condoned on Planet Hunt, so it certainly isn’t surprising — scum are attracted to other scum.

  4. Dandapani
    August 24th, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    Mother didn’t show up because perhaps she was afraid of being arrested for tampering with a witness?

  5. HeatherRusso
    August 24th, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    Interesting read: Mystery in #FreeKate Case: What Does Kaitlyn Hunt’s BFF Julia Gilmore Know?

  6. Craig
    August 24th, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    If you look at everyone connected to Kate they all embrace urban/hip hop culture, booze and drugs. It’s not shocking how things turn out.

  7. Hanzo
    August 24th, 2013 @ 11:28 pm

    Huh? Ok ….. comprehend much? We were discussing the facebook page of JG and its contents.

    I don’t argue.

  8. Kirby McCain
    August 24th, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

    But honestly, if a 27 y.o. white guy was involving himself with the girls at this school he would be unanimously proclaimed a pervert.

  9. Kirby McCain
    August 25th, 2013 @ 12:19 am

    They said the same thing about rock and roll. I don’t like it. It’s lyrics are vulgar, glorifies crime and dehumanizes women.

    Look no further than Kate’s parents for your answers. Look at the slimey Ms Graves indictment of the victim’s parents. They yelled at her, took her to church and boxed up her stuff.

    Kelley is cool. She let’s boys sleep over with her little angels. They drink and use drugs. And Kelley thinks other parents should be like her. She genuinely doesn’t understand the other family’s outrage.

  10. Bob Belvedere
    August 25th, 2013 @ 12:49 am

    Good golly, Miss Molly
    Sure like to ball
    Good golly, Miss Molly
    Sure like to ball
    When you’re rocking and a rolling
    Can’t hear your mama call

  11. Bob Belvedere
    August 25th, 2013 @ 12:52 am

    No, the proper term for children born out of wedlock is ‘bastards’.

  12. Bob Belvedere
    August 25th, 2013 @ 12:54 am

    More like: KH stops at the crossroads, the Devil appears, offers her a deal, and KH takes it.

  13. Bob Belvedere
    August 25th, 2013 @ 1:00 am


  14. rmnixondeceased
    August 25th, 2013 @ 1:24 am

    Heh. You pulled up the song I was referencing …

  15. Jeanette Victoria
    August 25th, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    At 5’2″ I’m pretty sure Kaitlyn was NOT on the basketball team.

  16. RealityD
    August 25th, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Yeah, thats what I’m sarcastically referring to. That tells me the young girl is a plaything of a cynical predator. LT and kaitlyn may or may not actually be “lovers”, more likely LT has the same attitude towards kaitlyn as kaitlyn has towards the younger girl. I am speculating that kate has learned from LT.

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  19. Arlene
    August 28th, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    Just came across this posted from image shack – Latasha and Kate – a collage. There is also a young female child in one of the photos.

  20. 1389AD
    August 28th, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    Oh absolutely.

  21. Justine Walsh
    August 30th, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    Here is a legal question, if there was a no contact order, issued for both parties, why isn’t the other teen involved also arrested for violating the order? It takes two to violate a contact order between two people. If the legal system in Florida is so bent on up holding the law , than do so….
    Come on Florida get your act together, your wasting tax payers money for prosecuting two people who are clearly in LOVE… To the other parents in this case (not the Hunt/Smith) if you keep denying your daughter’s sexual orientation there will be repercussions! Ones’ sexual orientation isn’t decided by their parents, it’s what a person feels!
    This case should have never even entered the legal realm… And to all Florida law officials you better be making sure any persons who fit into the legal ramifications of the age difference and are having relations, as the statute outlines are also charged accordingly. Just as the laws have been applied to Miss Hunt. Statute 800.04 needs to be implemented to all high school students who are over the age of 18 and are involved with an individual who is under 16 years old or younger, no matter their sexual orientation, needs to be treated like Miss Hunt. Wakeup Florida and go out and enforce this statute and start handcuffing and charging all who fit into this statute. And remember it is the law you’re upholding not the sexual orientation of a person.
    I think Florida needs to revamp the validity of the age difference that are within this statute:”An offender 18 years of age or older who commits lewd or lascivious…12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age” West F.S.A. § 800.04 . Because, high school students are interacting with one another and relationships are likely to happen at this age.

  22. lenomdeplume
    August 30th, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    You might want to tone down the “lesbian magnet” drivel…unless you prefer to be known as a rube with the dorky hat who hates LGBT people (like most citizens, most are law abiding). Tell me, what is your position on Blacks? Hispanics? Yeah, think about it…

  23. lenomdeplume
    August 30th, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    How about the JuniorJuniorVarsity?

  24. lenomdeplume
    August 30th, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    Congrats on the quality research…weird how the beatee often becomes the bride.

  25. lenomdeplume
    August 30th, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    They don’t stray far from main stream sites, and since the bail revocation, not far from their beds.

  26. lenomdeplume
    August 30th, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

    And the raincoat…?

  27. lenomdeplume
    August 30th, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    Is there a guitar involved?

  28. lenomdeplume
    August 30th, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    Try not to let your racism blind you…

    Hunt raped a child…

    Zimmerman confronted an unarmed teenager who was walking to his fathers home, provoked a fight (which he evidently lost) and then killed the unarmed teenager.

    NOT the same thing…