Billy Wadd – the club name given for the large wads of $100 bills that he always carried – was the west side boss of one of Detroit’s most notorious motorcycle clubs, the Devil’s Disciples. One evening, a few days before Christmas 2002, his nephew John Wolfenbarger walked in on a sleeping Billy and announced that he and partner Dennis Lincoln had just murdered five people. A jewelry dealer, his 68-year-old mother, and his three children – ages 12, 9 and 6 – lay dead on the floor of the family’s home in Livonia, Michigan. There were decisions to be made; the kind of decisions that aren’t easily made within motorcycle clubs. But three children were dead, each casually shot in the back of the head by two men that now sought Billy’s help in “getting rid of some jewelry, real cheap.”
Members of motorcycle clubs don’t talk to the police. They absolutely never take the witness stand. And families in Brightmoor always stick together.
Billy Wadd was about to make the decision that would change his life forever.