During my time researching the death of Mike Bernos, I often overlooked Blan’s possible motive because of my then-friendship with Blan’s wife, Christina Blan. I found myself excusing it because I was not looking at the case objectively and from an unbiased perspective. Since my friendship with Christina ended in 2020, I have had a…
The Altered Firearm
On May 4, 1995, Daniel Blan was arrested for altering a firearm ID number by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation. The arrest report stated Blan had sold a Bryco Arms .380 caliber pistol with the serial number removed to a cooperating individual in Clanton on July 27, 1994, the day Mike was murdered.
Daniel Blan Has an Alibi?
Early in my investigation, I had some help from a friend of mine, Josh Scott. Josh rode with me to Coosa County several times to scout out the crime scene and to view the evidence at the courthouse. We took our first trip to Rockford in March of 2018 when we had planned to pick…
Mike and Daniel’s Tumultuous Relationship
As a child, Daniel Blan lived in a single-parent home with his mother, Debbie, and two sisters – a sister, Lisa, and brother, “Junior”. Their mobile home was one of many in a small trailer park in Selma, AL. Mike Bernos was a local teacher and coach who lived in the same trailer park. Each…
An Introduction and Brief Overview of State of AL v. Tony Orlando Quince
When I’m asked about the death of Mike Bernos, I have a hard time determining where to start. This case is so multi-faceted and it is difficult to explain who Mike was and how Tony Quince fits into the picture. When Bernos was murdered, the world was a lot different. Cell phones weren’t a thing…