Homeowner, two others to face more than 100 charges in south side blast

More than 100 charges were filed in connection with the south side home explosion, announced Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry at a news conference.

Homeowner Moncy Shirley and her boyfriend, Mark Leonard, and his brother, Bobby Leonard, Jr., were arrested by federal agents on the south side Friday morning.

All three suspects were charged with two counts of felony murder, one count of conspiracy to commit arson, 12 counts of arson, Class A felony, and 33 counts of arson, a Class B felony.  Additionally, both Mark Leonard and Shirley were each charged with an additional count of conspiracy to commit arson.

Shirley’s neighbors, school teacher Jennifer Longworth and her husband, Dion, were both killed when Shirley’s home at 8349 Fairfield Way filled with natural gas and exploded on the evening of Nov. 10.  The blast also injured 12 individuals, damaged 80 homes and left dozens of families displaced. The Department of Code Enforcement estimated approximately $4 million in residential damage.

“We have to acknowledge that we are helpless to alleviate the pain and anguish of such innocent victims and their families,” Prosecutor Curry continued.  “However, what we as a public safety community can do and must do is devote our best efforts to see that justice is served on behalf of those victims.  As with any matter filed by our office, we are absolutely committed to see that justice is done on behalf of all who have been victimized by the Richmond Hill explosion.”

Authorities determined the home was filled with natural gas for six to eight hours prior to the explosion at 11 p.m.  Investigators believe a microwave, which can be set on a timer, was the source of ignition, stating it “exploded from the inside out.”

Prosecutor Curry also revealed that Shirley and Leonard attempted to cause damage to their home the weekend prior to the explosion, but their attempt failed.  Curry stated their actions the weekend before mirrored the actions taken the weekend of Nov. 10, including going to a casino for the night, boarding their pet cat and leaving their daughter at a babysitter’s house.

Investigators have interviewed several people in connection with the blast, including Bobby Leonard, Jr.’s son.  Curry said the individual, who has not been charged in the case at this time, was sent to recover items from a white van, the same van police sought information about in days following the explosion.  Curry said the items included Shirley’s photos and other possessions.  The items were hidden in the basement of the home Leonard, Jr.’s son was residing in.

Authorities are still working to determine whether others were involved.

The three suspects are expected to appear in court Monday morning.

93 comments

  • Gail

    oh, they haven't confessed yet?? I want to see who they press with the charges and what they are, this was a horrible thing, Taking lives, and taking homes from people living in them.

  • Gail

    oh, they haven't confessed yet?? I want to see who they press with the charges and what they are, this was a horrible thing, Taking lives, and taking homes from people living in them.

  • Ashley Simmons

    It is about time that there is an arrest, there are not only one, but two people who have died because of their stupidity, not to mention hundreds who have to endure the thought of not having the holidays in the own home and not having a place to raise there kids. I say to all those who have been affected by these people, i am truly sorry you had to go through this and i hope you have a very merry chiristmas and happy new years!!! To those who started the explosion, honestly i hope you rot in jail.

  • Quan

    I heard this was a missile from President Obama trying blow up the U.S. Army Resources Center and Accounting in Indianapolis, so why they accused the innocent. This is something funny going on with the government.

    • Andy

      I heard about that to. I figured it was true that it would not be public knowledge. They will have to blame someone even if they are not the ones responsible.

    • Hope

      This was what I had heard as well (didn't realize it was public knowledge)… but if the government blames some innocent citizens who also suffered devastating losses, guess what, people jump to accuse those citizens and will believe whatever they're told happened (someone on here already has so much hatred inside they're wishing for these accused people to "rot in jail")… I pray for the truth to prevail and justice to be served in this realm or the next, for the responsible parties. Too many people have suffered horrible losses from this incident.

      • Quan

        Its not public and dumb citizens will believe whatever they're told HAPPENED "I pray for the truth to prevail and justice to be served in this realm or the next, for the responsible parties. Too many people have suffered horrible losses from this incident"

    • Chris K

      Quan,

      You, good sir or ma'am, are an idiot. First off, start your ludicrious comment with "the United States" instead of President Obama. Your comment loses any viability because you are biased from the get go. Second, How far is the "US Army Resources Center and Accounting" from this house? We missed that bad? Come on now…. If our goal as a government is to kill our own people in our own buildings, we will not stand long. Please think twice before you post your stupidity to any comment page again. Our country is the greatest. We are so great that we let idiots like you speak in a public forum. Thanks for your input though. Merry Christmas!

    • Barb

      I am so tired of people and their ridiculous drone theories. If you think you are being funny, you certainly are not. If you seriously believe this, you need to seek mental help.

    • ABeee

      That is the most stupidest thing I have EVER heard, these people did it and we ALL knew it. hahaha! People can be so stupid

    • silcox

      ya right people are sick to do this. why in the hell would obama kill a teacher. people are just evil so put the blam were it belongs. Didn't you her the other girl fiends that he prayed on other girls. And if they are incent they will be able to prove it.

  • houseofusher99

    Quan, you are DELUSIONAL!! The woman was upside down on her house (owed more than the house was worth), and I'm guessing she thought this would be a way to get out of it. I'm guessing the plan was to cause an explosion, which would be blamed on a faulty furnace, and the homeowner's insurance would pay off the mortgage.

    • Quan

      That's what they want the people to believe. Look it up and google this explosion, there's a whole article on the President. Don't let the government fool you.

    • Quan

      A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin this afternoon released by the Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO) states that Kosmos 2479 detected the firing of two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles from a MQ-1 Predator drone yesterday being operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) over the United States city of Indianapolis that resulted in a massive explosion [photo 2nd left], and from local US media reports resulted in at least two deaths.

      Kosmos 2479 is an early warning satellite launched in 2012 as part of the VKO's Oko programme and monitors the US from geostationary orbit for all possible threats, including the tracking of American airspace for US Air Force and CIA fighter jets, bombers and drones.

      The CIA's MQ-1 Predator drones, equipped with two fearsome AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, have been described as President Obama's “weapon of choice” and are currently most noted for bringing to Pakistan the same horror that Hitler's doodlebugs inflicted on London during World War II.

    • Quan

      According to this report, after the firing of these drone-missiles, two distinct trajectories were recorded which were “near simultaneously countermanded” by countermeasures employed by an AN/ALQ-99 airborne electronic warfare system aboard a US Air Force EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft that had been dispatched from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to track this CIA drone that had, apparently, deviated from its assigned flight track.

      Most ominous in this VKO report is its stating that the “intended targets” of these Hellfire missiles were the US Army Resource Services (PPBES) and the US Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), both located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

      The PPBES is tasked with overseeing critical, mandated, and/or sensitive US Defense and Army-wide programs including foreign currency fluctuation accounts, Individual Ready Reserve Mobilization of American Armed Forces, and is responsible for the evacuation of civilians in case of threats to the United States.

    • Quan

      The DFAS pays all US Defense Department (DoD) military and civilian personnel, retirees and annuitants, as well as major DoD contractors and vendors. DFAS also supports customers outside the DoD in support of electronic government initiatives. These customers include the Executive Office of the President, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

      Should the attack on either the PPBES or DFAS been successful, VKO analysts in this report say, the US Military establishment would have suffered a “critical blow” at the same time it is managing multiple wars across the globe, along with growing evidence of an internal power struggle between it and the newly reelected President Obama.

      Important to note is that this attack, likewise, comes within hours of Obama toppling one of the top generals believed to be leading the coup against him, and as we had detailed in our previous report titled “Obama Topples Top Coup Leader After Washington Gunbattle.”

      • Quan

        As we had noted in that report, the toppling by Obama of General David Petraeus matched other top US Military leaders he has purged in the past 3 weeks, and which include: Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, US Army General Carter Ham, Brigadier General Jeffery A. Sinclair, and US Navy Commander Joseph E. Darlak.

        To how powerful the explosion was when these Hellfire missiles hit the ground in Indianapolis we can read, in part, as reported by the local WTHR.com news service, and which says:

        “Two people were killed and about two dozen homes were damaged by an explosion in a south side Indianapolis neighborhood late Saturday night. The explosion was reported shortly after 11 p.m. near South Sherman Drive and Stop 11 Road on the south side of Indianapolis

    • Quan

      As we had noted in that report, the toppling by Obama of General David Petraeus matched other top US Military leaders he has purged in the past 3 weeks, and which include: Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, US Army General Carter Ham, Brigadier General Jeffery A. Sinclair, and US Navy Commander Joseph E. Darlak.

      To how powerful the explosion was when these Hellfire missiles hit the ground in Indianapolis we can read, in part, as reported by the local WTHR.com news service, and which says:

      “Two people were killed and about two dozen homes were damaged by an explosion in a south side Indianapolis neighborhood late Saturday night. The explosion was reported shortly after 11 p.m. near South Sherman Drive and Stop 11 Road on the south side of Indianapolis.

    • Quan

      Bonnie Hensley with the Indianapolis Fire Department says the original explosion was on Fieldfare Way in the Richmond Hill subdivision. Homes on both sides of Alcona Drive were damaged. She added that more than 100 firefighters responded to the fire. IFD has confirmed at least two people died in the explosion. Fire officials say the victims were in one or both of the houses that were destroyed by the explosion.”

      Curiously to note in this reports conclusion is that this attack, should it have been successful, “nearly mirrors” that of the 11 September 2001 strike on the United States that Russian intelligence analysts still maintain was the “opening salvo” of a global economic war.

      Unbeknownst to the American people are that in the weeks prior to the 9/11 attacks, the entire western-backed global economic system was on the brink of total collapse due to massive fraud charges set to be filed against all of the top banks in the United States, but whose evidence was “conveniently” destroyed with the collapse of World Trade Building 7 which had not even been attacked.

    • Quan

      To the final outcome of these grim events now occurring in the United States it is not in our knowing, other than to note…and with each passing day…the situation for those in power, especially those who end up on the losing side, more closely resembles controlled chaos than anything else.

      November 11, 2012 © EU and US all rights reserved. Permission to use this report in its entirety is granted under the condition it is linked back to its original source at WhatDoesItMean.Com. Freebase content licensed under CC-BY and GFDL.

      [Ed. Note: Western governments and their intelligence services actively campaign against the information found in these reports so as not to alarm their citizens about the many catastrophic Earth changes and events to come, a stance that the Sisters of Sorcha Faal strongly disagrees with in believing that it is every human beings right to know the truth. Due to our missions conflicts with that of those governments, the responses of their ‘agents’ against us has been a longstanding misinformation/misdirection campaign designed to discredit and which is addressed in the report “Who Is Sorcha Faal?”.]

  • guest

    Yes Quan that is exactly what happened!! President told them to go and board their cat for the weekend and cut the gas line on the fireplace and set the microwave to go off at a certain time. Give me a break! I think something funny is going on with you in that you are guliable enough to believe it was the President. Think you need to do some more research before you post.

  • Scott

    The evidence better be very substantial. It does seem very suspicious given their recent background. I still don't see how they can prove anything if all of the evidence was desintigrated intantly. IF they did do it, I hope I'm sure Karma will prevail. IF they didn't do it, well, unfortunately even Karma has no defense against a lynchmob. They are certainly doomed either way.
    .

  • Mike

    I can't believe that comments like this show up on a webpage other than YouTube. I'd expect this kind of crap there…..I think people are idiots and these "people" thought they could pull a fast one on everybody and get out from beneath a mortgage payment. I am truly sorry for all those poor folks who lost their home and belongings and the 2 who paid the ultimate price…their lives. Please people…keep stupid comments like this on YouTube and only YouTube!

  • Ashley Simmons

    btw my last post wasnt about the idiots who blew there house up, it was to the person who thinks obama blew up the house and caused the explosion. figured i would let everyone know.

  • jennifer

    them suck ass people need to get time they killed them people they blow up that sad i hope the raw in jail because they took two people life and cause people to have no homes alot of homes they are out of a home because they want to be stupit and stuped i dont like what theyn did to yhem insent people i hope they ok and i hope they find a home for them

  • Chris

    no it was more than getting out of the house payment. They just wanted to blow up there house, they didnt mean to blow up the neighborhood. Weeks before the explosion they took out another insurance policy for $300,000 on top of the $150,000 one they had. They were looking to ,ake $450k off this. If they wern't out gambeling away there money at the casinos all the time, maybe they could have made the house payment. But the bank was going to reposses, that is why she was trying to sell the house.
    I dont see what took 41 days ? Everybody I know had this figured out after about the 4 day just from watching the news.

  • Guest

    The evidence from the probable cause affidavit was substantial. The exact steps mirrored the week before that they took that day. They convienantly raised their personal property contents insurance to $300,000 on top of hoping the homeowers policy would have been used to pay off the two mortgage they couldn't pay. The important papers and photos were in the white van, which they told people that were 'salvaged from the fire'. Come on… These people are stupid… and their stupidity directly caused the death of two innocent people, not to mention the emotional anguish for all others affected. Yes, innocent until proven guilty, but my guess is that we will be hearing guilty pleas soon to ensure they take the death penalty off the table.

    • ClanSmokeJaguar

      Yup!

      And this bargain basement idiot attorney they hired ain't gonna help their situation! lol

      Did you hear him speak? He babbled for a good 30 seconds and I'm still not sure what he was trying to say other than "social media convicted my clients"

  • Alicia

    I think people lost focus that there were two innocent people who died in this and many are now homeless! No Obama didn't set out a missile in the middle of central Indiana…. Sorry people.. These people were obviously over thier head in debt and thought they could take the easy route out but there is no easy route and in the end people were killed.. Moral of this story if the evidence is clear in court not by journalism or lynch mob they will be founded guilty, they will pay a huge price and in the end a little girl has lost her mother, because of ignorance.. VERY SAD!!! As if this country hasn't had enough going on… In this case we shall see but moral is use your brains here before you take some wild chance like they did, the guilty never rest, and willl be founded.. Pray that in the next few weeks/months these families can find closure and get the answers they need to move on about life…

  • ClanSmokeJaguar

    I called this about a week after the explosion. That is I said someone intentionally detonated something in or near the home. After seeing Moncey on TV boo-hooing with her fake azz tears I knew she did it. Hiring their idiotic criminal defense attorney so soon didn't help!

    Look at these geniuses! They broke the gas pipe and put the ignition source too far from it which allowed the gas to build up!

    Even worse was listening to the prosecutor/investigator read the charges on WIBC and learn the mofos, knowing the killed two people, were still worried about the insurance money!

    All of them need to be charged no less with conspiracy, murder, arson, insurance fraud, and felony stupidity!

    No plea deals! Send them up the river!

  • ClanSmokeJaguar

    People! Relax! Quan is using something called humor. Ludicrous humor at that.

    Damn! Get the mistletoe stuck from your collective azzes and relax!

    JEESE!

    Besides, we know 0bama would never (intentional or not) bomb people like Moncey…he depends on PWT and other sundry democrats as his voting base!

    lol

  • guest

    the death penalty is the easy way out for these pieces of s**t. put them in the hole and give them bread and water for the rest of their life.

  • kim

    everyone needs prayer in this.quan this is not a laughing matter. why bother to comment. it could have been uuu!! or a love one.

  • dorothy ellison

    I live in tn. But I am from the south side of indy with family and friends that live in this area. I said from the get go it was arson these fools thought that was an easy way to get out from under it. Hope they pay for the lives they took and the homes thet destroyed. They will have a lot of time to think. I fell sorry for the daughter and the cat. Burn in hell all three of youns.

  • Teresa

    Wow… people going way of the subject here..this was a horrible act of this woman to free herself from a mortgage she could not pay. Taking other people's lives is just beyond any reasoning and killing people to accomplish this is absolutely beyond belief. They planned this..we all knew and this is definitely a homicide. They are lucky no one else was killed. I think we all knew she planned this all along..she just didn't know what would really happen. Well sorry, time for you to kiss your a** goodbye!

    • Quan

      Its not public and dumb citizens will believe whatever their government told em HAPPEN ""I pray for the truth to prevail and justice to be served in this realm or the next, for the responsible parties. Too many people have suffered horrible losses from this incident"

  • Quan

    Massive Explosion Reported After CIA Drone Targets Indianapolis
    By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
    A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin this afternoon released by the Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO) states that Kosmos 2479 detected the firing of two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles from a MQ-1 Predator drone yesterday being operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) over the United States city of Indianapolis that resulted in a massive explosion [photo 2nd left], and from local US media reports resulted in at least two deaths.

    • Quan

      Kosmos 2479 is an early warning satellite launched in 2012 as part of the VKO's Oko programme and monitors the US from geostationary orbit for all possible threats, including the tracking of American airspace for US Air Force and CIA fighter jets, bombers and drones.

      The CIA's MQ-1 Predator drones, equipped with two fearsome AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, have been described as President Obama's “weapon of choice” and are currently most noted for bringing to Pakistan the same horror that Hitler's doodlebugs inflicted on London during World War II.

      According to this report, after the firing of these drone-missiles, two distinct trajectories were recorded which were “near simultaneously countermanded” by countermeasures employed by an AN/ALQ-99 airborne electronic warfare system aboard a US Air Force EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft that had been dispatched from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to track this CIA drone that had, apparently, deviated from its assigned flight track.

      • Quan

        Most ominous in this VKO report is its stating that the “intended targets” of these Hellfire missiles were the US Army Resource Services (PPBES) and the US Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), both located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

        The PPBES is tasked with overseeing critical, mandated, and/or sensitive US Defense and Army-wide programs including foreign currency fluctuation accounts, Individual Ready Reserve Mobilization of American Armed Forces, and is responsible for the evacuation of civilians in case of threats to the United States.

        The DFAS pays all US Defense Department (DoD) military and civilian personnel, retirees and annuitants, as well as major DoD contractors and vendors. DFAS also supports customers outside the DoD in support of electronic government initiatives. These customers include the Executive Office of the President, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

      • Quan

        Should the attack on either the PPBES or DFAS been successful, VKO analysts in this report say, the US Military establishment would have suffered a “critical blow” at the same time it is managing multiple wars across the globe, along with growing evidence of an internal power struggle between it and the newly reelected President Obama.

        Important to note is that this attack, likewise, comes within hours of Obama toppling one of the top generals believed to be leading the coup against him, and as we had detailed in our previous report titled “Obama Topples Top Coup Leader After Washington Gunbattle.”

        As we had noted in that report, the toppling by Obama of General David Petraeus matched other top US Military leaders he has purged in the past 3 weeks, and which include: Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, US Army General Carter Ham, Brigadier General Jeffery A. Sinclair, and US Navy Commander Joseph E. Darlak.

      • Quan

        To how powerful the explosion was when these Hellfire missiles hit the ground in Indianapolis we can read, in part, as reported by the local WTHR.com news service, and which says:

        “Two people were killed and about two dozen homes were damaged by an explosion in a south side Indianapolis neighborhood late Saturday night. The explosion was reported shortly after 11 p.m. near South Sherman Drive and Stop 11 Road on the south side of Indianapolis.

        Bonnie Hensley with the Indianapolis Fire Department says the original explosion was on Fieldfare Way in the Richmond Hill subdivision. Homes on both sides of Alcona Drive were damaged. She added that more than 100 firefighters responded to the fire. IFD has confirmed at least two people died in the explosion. Fire officials say the victims were in one or both of the houses that were destroyed by the explosion.”

        Curiously to note in this reports conclusion is that this attack, should it have been successful, “nearly mirrors” that of the 11 September 2001 strike on the United States that Russian intelligence analysts still maintain was the “opening salvo” of a global economic war.

      • Quan

        Unbeknownst to the American people are that in the weeks prior to the 9/11 attacks, the entire western-backed global economic system was on the brink of total collapse due to massive fraud charges set to be filed against all of the top banks in the United States, but whose evidence was “conveniently” destroyed with the collapse of World Trade Building 7 which had not even been attacked.

        To the final outcome of these grim events now occurring in the United States it is not in our knowing, other than to note…and with each passing day…the situation for those in power, especially those who end up on the losing side, more closely resembles controlled chaos than anything else.

        November 11, 2012 © EU and US all rights reserved. Permission to use this report in its entirety is granted under the condition it is linked back to its original source at WhatDoesItMean.Com. Freebase content licensed under CC-BY and GFDL.

      • Quan

        Ed. Note: Western governments and their intelligence services actively campaign against the information found in these reports so as not to alarm their citizens about the many catastrophic Earth changes and events to come, a stance that the Sisters of Sorcha Faal strongly disagrees with in believing that it is every human beings right to know the truth. Due to our missions conflicts with that of those governments, the responses of their ‘agents’ against us has been a longstanding misinformation/misdirection campaign designed to discredit and which is addressed in the report “Who Is Sorcha Faal?”.]

        You May Already Be To Late…But It Has Begun!

        They Are Going To Come For You…Why Are You Helping Them?

  • Boots

    They said it was the Microwave that blew Up. The reason it did is that's where they put the cat. Everybody knows the microwave will "Blow Up" if you put a cat into it on high power. BOOM !

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