Guilty as Charged, lets not also forget the DEFENSE is the one that presented this idea to the State. It was the defenses idea for their clients to plead to 1st degree felony murder (or 1 count 1st degree and 2 counts 2nd degree in Misskelley's case) when they were supposedly just a few months away from the December hearing that was going to "convince the world" that they deserved a new trial. Makes you wonder what they found in all the "testing" that they didn't want part of discovery in a new trial.
I get a chuckle out of the people that cite the mockumentaries as the "truth" hen back in the day they did everything they could to paint Mark Byers as the killer, and now #3 does the exact same thing, only using Terry Hobbs as the scapegoat this time. Or the people that want to quote Mara's book chapter and verse like it was the bible, when its been proven time and again to have misinformation or down right lies in it, which she admits. Don't believe me? Go to youtube and find the video of the very recent conversation between she and Mark and you can see for yourself.
Lets just ingore Damien's mental health records, his social security disability application, the fact that the supporter mantra for YEARS has had believing the BS that Jessie confessed after being interrogated for 12+ hours after having been "kidnapped", when in fact his father drove him to meet with the police, his father signed for him to take the polygraph test (which he failed) and he confessed (with bogus information that he more than explains in the post conviction confession)..all in less than 4 1/2 hours.
Just remember one thing. Damien, Jason and Jessie's crack legal team decided that having them admit the state had more than enough evidence to convict again and having them admit to 1st degree (and 2nd degree) murder and having restrictions and consequences to their actions for the next 10 years was for some reason better than getting a new trial.
By Chris McCoy
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