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St. Petersburg Man Confesses Giving False Murder Tip
Posted on April 4, 2012
Six years ago, Axley Blanton told the police, while he was detained at the Pinellas County jail, that he had information about the killing of James Siebert, a Clearwater man who was beaten to death in 2005. Blanton told officials that he knew who was responsible for the murder and where the murder weapon was located. Detectives on the Siebert case spent years following up with Blanton’s lead.
After he was recently taken to jail on a domestic battery charge, Blanton confessed that the information he had provided on Siebert is false. He now faces the additional charge of falsely reporting a capital crime and remained in jail on a $5,150 bail. The detectives on the Siebert case and the victim’s family are frustrated at the false hope and time wasted on the lead that did not exist.