On April 6th, 2014, sometime in the wee hours of the morning, my ex-wife Jennifer (I say “ex” even though we’re unfortunately STILL not divorced), came up with a plan to get me out of her life for good. You see, Jenn never liked to have anyone in her life that she couldn’t manipulate and control, so once she lost control of me, she wanted me gone. She got a restraining order against me, then went home and proclaimed to our bewildered children, “Good news! We don’t have to deal with him any more!”. But for two years I continued fighting to see my children. She tried accusing me of child abuse, and that was almost enough to make me run and hide. But I love my children, so I wouldn’t give up on them.
But this time, she had it figured out. She would frame me for arson, and get me thrown in prison, where she wouldn’t have to deal with her children’s father for many years. So sometime around 3am, when the children were sleeping, she splashed some gasoline outside her bedroom window, and inside her bedroom, with a trail leading to the living room. Then she lit the fire, and started her act. She ran in to wake up the kids, pretending to panic, and got them and the animals out of the house. She called 911, and then called a neighbor for help. The house burned.
During the following arson investigation, Jennifer told them stories of her abusive and threatening husband, hinting that I must have started the fire. While the investigation was ongoing, she called Child Protective Services, telling them that I was being investigated for arson. She dragged the children to various women’s shelters, telling them that I wanted to kill them. When we went to a court hearing, she told the judge that I was the main suspect in the investigation (a lie). She told our children that their daddy tried to burn the house down. She did everything she could to maximize whatever damage she could do to my reputation, not caring about the damage she did to the children in the process.
Luckily for me, even though Jennifer thinks that she’s smarter than everyone else, she’s not. She had done a lousy job setting up the crime scene, and hadn’t bothered to check if I was in town that night. I wasn’t. I was over 150 miles away on military training with the National Guard. The arson investigator caught on to her ruse, and I was quickly eliminated as a suspect. When Jennifer found out, she stopped cooperating with the investigation, and fled to Georgia. Eventually they gathered enough evidence to charge her for setting the fire. Unfortunately, the case wasn’t compelling enough for Orange County to prosecute, so they dropped it. She got away with it.
Jennifer failed at framing me for arson. But my children are still traumatized. My daughter still has nightmares, and is afraid of heat sources. My two boys undoubtedly still think that I burned the house down. I’m sure there are many people who have never seen the report and still believe I set the fire. I may not be in prison, but so much needless damage was done nonetheless.
But the report is out there. The truth can’t stay hidden forever. Someone posted several links to the final report below. So you don’t have to take my word for it – you can read the report yourself:
Some of Jenn’s other greatest hits, including the child abuse investigation by Georgia DFCS, can also be found here:
Luke 8:17 – There is nothing hidden that won’t be revealed, and there is nothing secret that won’t become known and come to light. (ISV)
Jennifer Singleton, Fort Oglethorpe, Cheryl Gil, Chattanooga, Orlando, Florida, Romeo Gil