Wild Bill Cortez

The American William Dathan Holbert, a.k.a. “Wild Bill” along with his partner Laura Michelle Reese, will face trial on 7, 21 and 29 May before the Superior Tribunal in Chiriqui, for the alleged commission of the crime of homicide to the detriment of five people. The hearing on 7 May 2012 will be for the murders of Michael Watson Brown (real name Michael Francis Salem), his wife Manchittha Nankratoke “Nan” Brown, and their teenage son Watson Brown. The next hearing, on 21 May 2012, is for the murder of Cheryl Lynn Hughes. The last hearing, on 29 May 2012, is for the murder of Bo Icelar. All of the murders took place in Bocas del Toro, Panama.


These murders happened in the area we are now moving.  In fact, the house which we are moving to, the owners were good friends with Wild Bill and Laura.  When the owners found out their friends were murderers it rocked their world and they decided to move back to the states.  We will be staying at their place while they have it on the market, which we are very appreciative of, we just wish the circumstances were different.

We are not going with fear, we are going with more knowledge on how to pray.  2 Timothy 1:7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.



  1. Tom watts
    Sep 20, 2014

    Can you give me an update on the trial results?

    • Bobby
      Sep 21, 2014

      He’s still in prison waiting for the trial.

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