Julie Love And Emmanuel Hammond

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 23, 2011

Unless something changes soon, Emmanuel Fitzgerald Hammond will soon be poisoned by the State of Georgia, Mr. Hammond was convicted of the July 1988 murder of Julie Love. The disappearance of Miss Love was widely publicized at the time, with handbills asking “Have you seen Julie Love?” stapled to telephone poles around Atlanta. Here is the story .

Julie Love was last seen by her fiance the morning of July 11, 1988. He called her that evening and she was not in. He left a message on her answering machine. He left another message the next day. When she did not return his calls, he thought at first that she was “sort of having her way” and “getting back at me a little bit.” However, when she failed to return his call the next day he became concerned. He began calling her friends and family and discovered she had not been in touch with any of them either. He went to her apartment that evening with a policeman. She was not home, and they did not feel they had a right to enter her apartment at that time. However, after her car was discovered abandoned and out of gas half a mile from her fiance’s house, a formal investigation was begun by the police. The investigation proved fruitless for over a year.
In August of 1989, Janice Weldon, a 34-year-old stripper at an Atlanta lounge and intimate companion of 26-year-old Emmanuel Hammond, had him arrested on charges of aggravated assault after he tried to strangle her. While he was in jail on these charges, Weldon reported to police that Hammond and his cousin Maurice Porter were responsible for the disappearance of Julie Love. Police followed up her report by placing a “body bug” on her and monitoring conversations between her and Maurice Porter. Porter made several incriminating statements, and he and Hammond were arrested. Porter confessed and led police to skeletal remains which were identified by her childhood dentist and next-door neighbor as the mortal remains of Julie Love. Porter and Weldon testified at Hammond’s trial.
According to them, Porter, Weldon and Hammond were driving around the evening of July 11, 1988 in Hammond’s maroon Oldsmobile Cutlass sedan. They spotted Julie Love walking by the side of Howell Mill Road. At Hammond’s command, Porter, the driver, stopped so Hammond could ask her if she wanted a ride. Love answered in the negative, and pointed to a nearby house, claiming she lived there. She walked up the driveway and they drove off. Before they got out of sight, however, Hammond saw her returning to the road. Porter was told to turn around and drive by in the opposite direction, this time with his lights on bright. They drove past Julie Love again and saw farther up the road a car which they correctly deduced was hers. Hammond told Weldon to drive, and they returned to Julie Love. Weldon stopped the car, and Hammond, armed with a sawed-off shotgun, jumped out, grabbed the victim and threw her into the back of the car.
They drove to Grove Park Elementary School (which Hammond had attended). Love’s purse was searched and Hammond instructed Weldon and Porter to take her bank cards to an automated bank teller machine and get money, using an access number given them by Love. Hammond remained at the school with his sawed-off shotgun and Julie Love. The other two returned later without money or the bank cards. The access number they had tried to use was incorrect and the machines had kept the cards. Hammond, angry at this result, struck Love repeatedly with the shotgun. Porter then raped Julie Love.
Love, pleading not to be hurt, told Hammond she had more cards at home. They drove to Love’s apartment complex but were deterred from entering by the presence of a security guard at the entrance to the complex.
At this point, Weldon demanded she be allowed to go home. She was dropped off at her apartment and the remaining three returned to the Grove Park school. Hammond got clothes hangers and a sheet from the trunk of the car. He tied Love’s feet together, tied her hands behind her back and wrapped a sheet around her body. He then wrapped a coat hanger around her neck, and, telling Porter to pull one end while he pulled the other, tried to strangle Love. She struggled and broke free. Hammond got her under control and retied her hands. He told Porter to drive to Grove Park, where they stopped by the side of the road. Leaving Porter with the car, Hammond took Julie Love into the woods. Porter heard a gunshot. A few minutes later Hammond returned alone, his face flecked with blood.
Hammond returned home at 7:00 a.m. that morning. Weldon asked him what had happened to Julie Love. He did not want to talk about it then, but later told her that after Love “put her hands in front of her face,” he “blew the side of her face off.” He dumped her body in a trash pile and covered her up with a board.
The sawed-off shotgun was recovered from Michael Dominick, to whom Hammond had sold the gun not long after killing Julie Love with it. The victim’s earrings were also recovered, after having been pawned for $140 by Janice Weldon.
After his arrest, Hammond gave Weldon’s photograph and address to an inmate due to be released soon, and offered him $20,000 to kill her…
Weldon and Porter both testified that Hammond was armed with a 12-gauge shotgun at the time of the crime. Police were unable to locate the gun. However, during the trial, one Michael Dominick informed the prosecution that Hammond had sold him a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun not long after Julie Love had disappeared. At the time he purchased the gun, Dominick did not know Hammond had anything to do with Julie Love’s disappearance. The gun was seized by the police during a search of Dominick’s residence in connection with criminal drug charges unrelated to this case. At the time of this trial, the gun had been in the police evidence room for many months. Neither the police nor the prosecution were aware that the gun had any connection to this case until Dominick, who was in jail, volunteered the information after the trial had begun. The state offered the gun and the testimony of Dominick as newly discovered evidence. The defendant objected and moved to exclude the testimony and the gun because Dominick’s name was not on the list of witnesses furnished to him before trial, see OCGA 17-7-110, and because, except for his testimony, there was nothing to tie the gun to the crime on trial. The court ruled: “[A]s the record now stands the Court grants the defense motion. . . .”
Later the defendant testified. On cross-examination, the state displayed the gun to the defendant and asked him if he had ever seen it. He admitted he had. He denied selling it to Dominick but admitted being present when, as he claimed, Janice Weld on sold the gun to Dominick. The state re-offered the gun in evidence. This time, the court admitted it. In addition, Dominick testified in rebuttal that Hammond had sold the gun to him.

The courts seem satisfied that Mr. Hammond is guilty. The main evidence against Mr. Hammond was the testimony of his girlfriend, and Mr. Porter. There are allegations that Mr. Hammond had robbed and raped other women. The requests for clemency, 22 years after the crime, are based on the standard complaints about prosecutor misconduct and inadequate representation. This is part of the process in executing a criminal.
The part where PG wonders is the discovery of the body. According to the testimony, Mr. Porter was waiting in the car when he heard a gunshot in Grove Park . Then, 13 months later, Mr. Porter led Police to the skeletal remains, which had been undiscovered those 13 months. (The park is across the street from Grove Park Elementary School, where Miss Love was taken when first abducted.) To PG, this does not add up.
A side story to this case involves a letter to Atlanta WAGA-TV. About this time, a Federal Judge in Alabama was murdered. The letter states that the murderer of the Judge was motivated by the Julie Love murder.
Pictures are from The Library of Congress .

UPDATE: Emmanuel Hammond was executed Tuesday night. He was pronounced dead at 11:39 pm. The execution had been scheduled for 7:00pm. but a last minute delay was granted by the United States Supreme Court.
There were concerns about a sedative used in the execution process, sodium thiopental . The State of Georgia apparently copped a supply of the substance from a rather shady source. The legality of Dream Pharma is open to question. If PG was caught with drugs that he purchased from an unlicensed company in London, he would be in hot water. If the State of Georgia does the same thing, it can now use these drugs to legally kill a man.

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  1. bobby stewart said, on January 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Death by painless injection was far to easy for this animal.Hammond …he should have been raped and beaten then tied up with coat hangers then his pens cut off,stuffed in his mouth and left to die…And ditto for his accomplish Porter …may both rot in hell……….God bless you Julie Love …you will never be forgotten! !!!

    • Anonymous said, on January 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      I think there should have been a hanging in the local square for all the convicts’ a long time ago instead of the tax payers feeding these jokers…

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  3. Anonymous said, on January 27, 2011 at 8:17 am

    >> If PG was caught with drugs that he purchased from an unlicensed company in London, he would be in hot water. If the State of Georgia does the same thing, it can now use these drugs to legally kill a man<<

    Yea, that's the same thing.

    No relationships, no job, no kids, sponging off his brother. Gee yur "everything is worthless" rants are real meaningful.

    How long before we see you i the news for serial murders?

  4. Pete Parrish said, on January 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    RIP, Julie. Rest easier knowing the slime that did this got his.

  5. Tovah said, on January 28, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I save my compassion for the family and fiancee of Julie Love. I just think it was absurd that it took 22 years to get around to executing Hammond.

  6. Dumb dumb said, on February 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    if money & sex can cause any body to be so cruel & evil,, I have no love nor do I feel any pitty for that person

  7. chilar lovett said, on April 22, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I really think that was fuckup, the way he did julie love, i truely feel sorry for the fam. deep down inside im glad her fam & boy friend at peace to know that justice was serve.its bad when u got those type of peoples out their take away the ones we love, dont have no pity. my thing is why take away a life, & dont give one

  8. Tom said, on May 31, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Too bad he can only die once

  9. Anonymous said, on November 5, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I remember when all of this happened and have NO sympathy for Hammond. He had a LOOOONG history of similar crimes. The only reason why they FINALLY got this animal is because this was a high profile case and Julie Love’s finacee’s family had money. But if that’s what it takes, fine!

  10. Big Bear said, on May 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Hammond should have been lynched within days of confessing to his heinous crime. I long for those days. Start dealing with these sub-human THINGS like Hammond appropriately. If that means silencing any stinking liberal bleeding-heart maggot who has twisted feelings for these THINGS, then so be it. Those fancy-pants lawyers and hug-a-thugs need to be punched repeatedly in their college mouths, and then have a shovel forced into their soft hands, so they can dig the graves of the criminal scum they have foisted on us. The sight of them blubbering in well-deserved fear as they cover their trash will be therapeutic for those who suffer daily from the hate they breed.

    Criminal enablers are no better than criminals. They are one and the same.

    • marilu said, on September 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      I agree with you bobby, injection was too good for this Monster! I think he should have been tied up with hangers his penis cut off and stuffed in his mouth. I would have Ioved it if they would have dug a hole and buried him alive. I don’t see how any one can be that cruel and heartless. I felt like it took too long for them to put this crazy fool to death. My heart goes out to Julie’s finacee, family and friends may they find peace.

  11. Rod crowley said, on December 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Hope the filth was raped 7times a day 7 days a week in the penitentary awaiting execution.There are many different levels of hell,and that scum has the worst reserved for him..good riddance filth.

  12. Anonymous said, on December 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    This case touched me personally on many levels. My grandmother lived on Howell Mill Road in 1988 near where Ms. Love was abducted. In college I worked at one of Julie Love’s boyfriend’s stores. And, I knew a friend of the son of the Mountain Brook, AL judge who was murdered by the bomb connected with this case.
    This case is a good reason for segregation in Atlanta. Sad to say it, but true. No good blacks killing innocent white women over and over in this city.

    • Moni66 said, on April 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      Anonymous…. I can see why you entered your reply as anonymous – because you made such stupid comments. I had just moved to Atlanta when Julie disappeared. I was from a small town so this story stuck with me. I remember listening to the news everyday to see if I could find out if she had been found unharmed. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. I was saddened by what Julie experienced and I have remembered her every since I first learned about her. I am a black woman and I was as outraged as whites and other blacks about this happening. It was senseless and cruel and everyone’s heart went out to Julie, her family, and her boyfriend. This was about a human life, race had nothing to do with it. You should seriously get over it. Segregation ended a long time ago……

      • shaunthebrummie said, on September 11, 2017 at 4:44 pm

        can you imagine blacks and non whites being segregated from whites…bliss for whites…who cares about blacks..and now with trump…maybe the hatred between blacks and whites will force segregation..and black taxes can look after blacks….LOL

  13. Mark said, on December 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    This case touched me in several ways….my grandmother lived on Howell Mill Road in 1988….I was an employee of Julie’s boyfriend’s ice cream store in the 80s….I was a friend of a friend of the son of the Alabama judge killed in Mountain Brook which was tied to this case. The Julie Love story should have outraged white Atlantans more and there should have been marches but in this politically correct city whites are afraid.

    • chamblee54 said, on December 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you for stopping by. I disagree with you about this case being a reason for segregation.

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  15. Anonymous said, on March 29, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    R.i.P Julie Love I hope every body who hurt you burn i hell

  16. Anonymous said, on May 12, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I was a young mother pregnant with my 5th child in 1988 when Julie Love was kidnapped and murdered. I was so upset my husband insisted that I stop watching the news. It frightened me that a young woman can run out of gas and not be safe in Atlanta walking in a nice neighborhood. It still frightens me to this day how easily and boldly criminals commit crime. I would sneak and watch the news and read the paper keeping abreast of this story. I wonder why it took so long to kill Hammond, a beast and scorn to society. Was killing him racist, too? They system gave Hammond too long a reprieve. Whites should have marched or shown some type of disapproval. To hell with what others thought. And I would have joined them and I’m a black woman. We have to stop putting race as an issue when we know something in wrong. We should support what is fair and just.

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