Ascension Parish Sheriff candidate Matthews does mea culpa on Webre’s high school diploma; says LSP Capt. Belinda Murphy “blew a gasket” when learning of his possession of the Corder AG investigation files.

Louisiana State Police Captain Belinda Murphy.

The time has arrived for Segment Six (6) of our series on Ascension Parish Sheriff Candidate C. J. Matthews’ quest for election in the October 14, 2023 election.  Here it is:

Matthews, after initially issuing a formal apology to incumbent Sheriff Bobby Webre entailing his high school diploma, proceeds to outline the reaction of LSP Capt. Belinda Murphy once she uncovered Matthews’ possession of AG files pertaining to the AG’s Office’s investigation of former Ascension Parish Sheriff Deputy Fred Corder.   Murphy formalized her findings in this October 12, 2022 letter to Matthews indicating that LSP would conduct no investigationo into the Corder matter

As indicated early on in the video, and in fulfillment to our commitment to place on prominent display incumbent Sheriff Bobby Webre’s graduation certificate from East Ascension High School, here is that diploma on full display:

Now, from Murphy’s October 12, 2022 letter:

Although there are elements of LRS 14:81, Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile, there was no cooperation of the victim at the time that this incident was investigated by APSO or the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.

As both Burns and Matthews point out, this statement is a flat-out lie!  Period.  Further, as Burns indicated, that must mean Santa Clause came in and fabricated this voluntary interview of the victim with APSO Lt. Kelly Brown in late June of 2018!

Now for an update on the table.  Here’s the finalized version of the document table:

Date (timeframe) of DocumentNature of Document
On or about February 19, 2018 through on or about March 2, 2018.Texts between Corder and the 16-year-old female to include up to the point of the "botched" sting operation by two deputies.
On or about June 4, 2018 to October 31, 2018.Corder relieved of duties, along with limited subsequent documentation to include Louisiana Attorney General letter of October 31, 2018.
Sometime prior to June 27, 2018Ascension Parish Sheriff Lt. Kelly Brown's interview with juvenile victim.
July 6, 2018Digital phone analysis of Corder's cell phone.
May 31, 2018Ascension Parish Lt. Kelly Brown's closeout of Corder investigation.
June 14, 2018Ascension Parish Captain C. J. Matthews' complaint filed with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office
Mid-November of 2018This barrage of documents between Matthews, District Attorney Ricky Babin, and Sheriff Wiley to include a letter from attorney Jill Craft, whom Wiley retained for the Matthews matter, to Matthews.
January 15, 2019 and January 16, 2019Webre's letter (with no letterhead) to Matthews informing Matthews that he (Matthews) was resigning (1/15/19) and letter of full cooperation to AG's Office the next day (1/16/19).
February 12, 2019AG Investigative Memo
November 4, 2019AG Closeout Memo
October 12, 2022LSP Capt. Belinda Murphy's 10/12/22 letter to Matthews stating LSP will conduct no investigation on the Corder matter

As is stated near the end of the video, Sound Off Louisiana has issued a standing invitation for Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre to appear on our cameras and respond to any of the features entailing this Matthews series.  We’ll see if he takes us up on our offer.

Previous Segments in the Matthews Sound Off Louisiana features:

Segment One:  Ascension Parish Sheriff candidate C. J. Matthews attacks former boss (incumbent Sheriff Bobby Webre) in alleging Malfeasance in Office, cover-up of sexting and receiving pornographic images by former Deputy Fred Corder.

Segment Two:  Ascension Parish Sheriff candidate C. J. Matthews openly asks, “What if this was your daughter?” entailing former Deputy Corder’s texts and whether parents would be content for it to be, “just swept under the rug.”

Segment Three:  Ascension Parish Sheriff candidate C. J. Matthews says former Sheriff Jeff Wiley “extorted” him to “shut my mouth” about salacious texts between Deputy Corder and a 16-year-old Donaldsonville High School female student.

Segment Four:  Ascension Parish Sheriff Webre tells Capt. Matthews he’s resigning, then rehires him after attorneys make clear litigation is forthcoming, then tells him 90 days later that Matthews can retire, “only if I’ll allow it.”

Segment Five:  Matthews exposes that, even after alleged juvenile victim was asked via text to “perform oral sex” and provide pictures of her “buttocks and vagina,” in exchange for a “penis” picture, Attorney General’s Office declined to arrest alleged perpetrator Deputy Fred Corder.

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3 thoughts on “Ascension Parish Sheriff candidate Matthews does mea culpa on Webre’s high school diploma; says LSP Capt. Belinda Murphy “blew a gasket” when learning of his possession of the Corder AG investigation files.”

    1. I don’t know. I only know I graduated May of 1981 at the age of 17. If he was 20 (or even 19) at graduation, I guess that means it took him a little longer than most students of that era.

  1. I admire Mr. Matthews for taking the high ground with his apology. As he promised. It is my opinion that Mr. Matthews has had the high ground all along.

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