Written by Corbett Smith
Report: Transfer forms for slain Wilmer-Hutchins basketball player, Madison roommate were fabricated
According to report by WFAA Channel 8, transfer forms for slain Wilmer-Hutchins basketball player Troy Causey and Johnathan Turner – a member of Madison’s Class 3A state-champion boys basketball team who was arrested for Causey’s murder – were fabricated by coaching staffs and administrators at those schools.
Both Wilmer-Hutchins boys basketball coach John Burley and Madison coach Rod Johnson have been placed on administrative leave, according to people with knowledge of the investigation.
WFAA’s Brett Shipp interviewed Causey’s mother, Tammy Simpson, and Turner’s sister, Bricka Evans, who both claimed that the transfer forms were falsified.
Simpson told Shipp that Burley had recruited her son to play at Wilmer-Hutchins, despite the fact that he lived in the Richardson ISD school district. She also said that paperwork, signed by two Wilmer-Hutchins coaches claiming Causey lived at an address in the school’s attendance zone, was falsified.
The transfer documents for Turner – who moved back to Dallas in January 2013 from Atlanta – were signed by both a Madison coach and administrator, claiming that Turner lived in an apartment complex for senior citizens in Madison’s attendance zone. Evans said that Turner’s and his mother’s signatures had been falsified.