Entries by Mara Leveritt

The real occult element in the case of the WM3

John Mark Byers, once a suspect in the murders of Christopher Byers, Stevie Branch and Michael Moore, the three boys killed in West Memphis in 1993, was a police informant. Byers was the stepfather of Christopher, the only child who was sexually mutilated in the attack. In 1994, after three local teenagers were convicted of […]

KARK interview

Here’s a short article posted on the Web site of KARK-TV in Little Rock: Author Speaks Out on New DNA in West Memphis Three Case Reported by: Sydney Hart, KARK 4 News 02/05/2007 03:53pm It’s still too early to speculate, but last week the attorney for Damien Echols told KARK 4 new scientific evidence could […]

Prison scandal update

Four more Arkansas prison employees left their jobs this week, as an investigation into the use of illegal computers and the sale of inmate assignments widened. A prison spokesman said a deputy warden, a field sergeant and a document examiner at the state’s Tucker Unit resigned and another document examiner was fired. Twelve employees at […]

Echols, Baldwin attorneys: ‘scientific evidence’ under review

Attorneys representing Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin wrote in separate emails today that DNA testing in their clients’ cases is essentially complete. They said they are now arranging to discuss the DNA findings and other “scientific evidence” with Arkansas officials, in preparation for future court filings. In response to a question about the status of […]

A soldier ‘tells’

Talk about military waste. Here’s one shapshot of what we’re squandering with “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” It comes from Pepe N. Johnson, of Dallas, TX, a member of Military Equality Alliance: I was a sergeant in the Army until I was kicked out in 2003. In 2001 I was selected as the Fort Sill (OK) […]

The prison investigation chronology to date

Sometime on or before Jan. 19, Arkansas prison officials moved Jason Baldwin from the Tucker Unit to the state’s Supermax Unit, apparently as part of a sweeping internal investigation into a number of illegal activities, including the use of illegal computers. Though physically separate, the Supermax Unit stands on the same property as the lower-security […]