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Re: “Only the guilty want closure in West Memphis Three case

OMG...after I posted this, I read through the stream of comments. I should have utilised my ability of constraint prior to opining. I understand that this is still a passionate subject, and I am open to all ideas. But to see Susan F's disregard of evidence in honour of her egotistical "former DA" status is laughable. So, you no longer work for the people? Does that mean you're a "for profit" esquire? And the fact that persons of greater financial means support the indigents that you consider guilty, must mean that rich people are ignorant? Give your little head a shake. How on earth did you get a degree?

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Posted by Kelly Wright on 01/25/2015 at 4:24 AM

Re: “Only the guilty want closure in West Memphis Three case

I may be very late to the "game", and I apologize for that. But I have read & re-read Mara Leveritt's concise & well investigated novel "Devil's Knot". As a journalist, I believe that her intentions were well thought out, precise & non-judgemental.

I was hoping that as a neophyte, I could solve this tragedy, and allow everyone to finally be at peace. But I am not worthy.

All I can provide is my conjecture, and hopes that my thoughts might assist in connecting pieces of a long ago lost puzzle.

I am only going by what I've seen, and what I've read. These questions have no bearing on fact:

(A) According to transcripts, why does the very first officer responding to the missing child alert, refer to the Byers' child as a "the last VICTIM was seen". At this time, how does anyone conclude that he's a victim?

(B) I don't know about Arkansas, but in Canada, we tend to investigate when a bloodied person enters a public domain, washes himself & disappears. Surprisingly, the same police officer that neglected to take this seriously, is the same initial responder to the missing child alert.

(C) John Mark Byers' alibi has never been clearly refuted by anyone. The only two people that can truthfully alibi him are his step-son & his wife. This "child" refuses to speak. The other purported witness is his wife, who mysteriously passed on three years later.

(D) There was admitted corruption in the West Memphis police force (based again on public record), and certainly a motive for them to prevent further ostracism & public humiliation. Any connection to JM Byers would be humiliating.

(E) I believe that the knife "gifted" to the film crew was used to mutilate Christopher.

(F) The knife that was "found" in the lake beside Jason's house was planted. There is absolutely NO connection, and it's just a red herring.

(G) I don't think that the defence did a diligent job in defending their clients. I think some of them were passionate, but I do not believe (in a capital crime) that adequate representation was met. I believe that a defender has the same civil & financial rights a a prosecutor. It's quite obvious (again, based on public records), that the lawyers defending did NOT receive proper restitution in a timely manner.

(H) I wore concert t-shirts (mostly black with white arm bands). I did well in school, but was a little lackadaisical. I smoked. I drank. I experimented with drugs. I was dramatic when I felt I needed to be. I wrote poems that may have been considered "dark". I wanted to kill myself. My favourite authors are John Jakes, John Irving, Margaret Mitchell, STEPHEN KING (who's brilliant) & Anne Rule. I read every true crime novel & watch every true crime vignet that comes on tv. But I'm white, middle class, and I live in Canada.

(I) There are many sad & tragic issues about this case. Firstly, three beautiful boys never had the opportunity to grow up, have a puppy, experience their first love, drive a car, graduate from school. This is definitely the heart of the story. But there were three other boys, older, that lost their lives as well.

My heart bleeds for all that were & continue to be involved in this. But I truly believe that the West Memphis Three, as they are known, are not the perpetrators of this horrendous crime. The community & their law enforcement must finally look inside themselves, and admit that the release of these three is justice.

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Posted by Kelly Wright on 01/25/2015 at 3:55 AM


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