The legal team for the West Memphis 3 are up to their old tricks again. Once again, they’re using what I like to call spaghetti tactics in order to get their clients exonerated. What I mean by that is that they’re throwing every cockamamie theory against the wall to see if they can get one of them to stick. This time their target is Terry Hobbs once again.
The legal team says that they have sworn statements from three people, who passed polygraphs no less, that Terry Hobbs admitted to killing Stevie Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers. Well, not directly from Terry Hobbs. The statements are from three guys who said Terry Hobbs’ nephew, Michael Hobbs Jr., told them that Terry Hobbs admitted to killing the boys. Isn’t that same type of hearsay the WM3 supporters claim when people say that Echols told other people that he killed the children?
I’m sure the defenders will ask me, why would these three guys lie? There could be any number of reasons, the first being personal gain. I mean, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to go from a dirt poor hick town to riding the West Memphis 3 gravy train. Another reason could be retribution. Even an attorney for the West Memphis 3 admits that Michael Hobbs Jr. has given information to the police about 2 of the 3 men in question. Let’s also not forget that polygraphs aren’t as reliable as TV and movies would have you believe. That’s why for decades they’ve not been admissible in court.
Plus I find it less than coincidental that the statements of these three men appear in Peter Jackson’s ‘documentary’ West of Memphis which was highlighted at the Sundance Film Festival recently. You know the film I’m talking about. It’s the one that Jackson directed, that was produced by Damian Echols.
It would be different if the WM3 supporters could have focused on one suspect rather than several different ones. Like I said before, first, it was the mysterious black guy at the Bojangles. Then it was Mark Byers, who was basically the bogeyman of Paradise lost 1 and 2. And now, with their supposed DNA ‘evidence,’ they think it’s Terry Hobbs. In a few years, they’ll probably say it was either Bigfoot or Jimmy Hoffa.
The defenders also ask if the West Memphis 3 are not innocent, then why was the State of Arkansas afraid to give them a new trial? That one’s easy. The state of Arkansas doesn’t have a Hollywood backed PR machine behind it. Basically, the freedom of three convicted child killers was bought and paid for by Hollywood. As I’ve shown recently, Hollywood money can get some amazing yet shady things done.
As far as exoneration goes, I wouldn’t be surprised if it happens. I think the real reason Echols’ is fighting for exoneration because let’s face it, this is who it’s all about, is a money grab. If he’s exonerated, I would imagine there would be a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the State of Arkansas.
But Echols couldn’t get all this fame and fortune if it wasn’t for the brainwashed masses who believe every lie that comes out of Echols’ trap. Way to think for yourselves.