Ian was joined by investigative researcher Bob Fletcher, who discussed the mysteries surrounding Sonny Bono's death and why he believes the former entertainer-turned-politician was assassinated.
Fletcher began by providing background on the toy manufacturing company he started in Marietta, GA in the early '80s. Fletcher said he merged his operations with a man he'd met at a marketing show in New York, and soon discovered that his new business partner was using the toy company as a front to supply armaments for covert NSA/CIA operations.
Fletcher left the partnership, tried to sue, and began an investigation into the activities of high ranking U.S. military and government officials, who he claims were involved not only in secret weapons dealings but in drug smuggling as well. Fletcher said he'd sent Bono his documentation and the congressman had looked it over and decided to go after the people mentioned in the report. A week and half later Bono was dead.
Fletcher went over the unusual circumstances of Bono's death, noting that the evidence surrounding the fatal ski accident does not make sense. Fletcher stated that Bono had "prominent blood stains" that had soaked through the back of his jacket and three layers of clothes, yet no wounds could be found on his back. He also pointed out that Bono had no neck trauma, no contrecoup brain injuries, nor any other sign that would have come from colliding with a tree at 30 mph.
Fletcher suggested instead that Bono was beaten in the head with a gun and placed by the tree to make it appear as though he'd been in a skiing accident. According to Bono's autopsy report, "some of the fractured bone pieces have a curved configuration" consistent with being struck by the barrel of a .45 or 9mm pistol, Fletcher explained.
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