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Let me explain my unique situation to this case. Having lived in West Memphis for a year prior to the murders, the 3 boys that were murdered Michael, Chris and Steve were all close friends of myself and my brother Aaron. We all attended the same cub scout meetings and Michael’s father Todd was our scout leader. To say we were close with the boys would be an understatement.

Being the young, impressionable age of 12 I just believed whatever I was told by the local news and police department to be true. In 2000, at age 17, I re-watched the first documentary, which was immediately followed by the premiere airing of ‘Paradise Lost: Revelations’ on HBO I was blown away when I came to the realization that they were not guilty and had been wrongfully imprisoned all these years.

Then came the guilty, gut wrenching thoughts of my mom having a hand in their convictions. Having to admit being wrong does not come easily for the men of my family, but I was determined to right the wrongs of my family. I quickly jumped to the Internet forums, and to pledge my support for them which was a tough decision as most of the people that are directly linked to it still believed that they were guilty.

So here we are, 9 years since then and these guys are still fighting for their innocence in a battle that is getting more and more difficult as time goes on. Couple that with the fact that Judge Burnett, the original judge on the case has moved up in the ranks and still resides over any appeals case that comes from these guys. If you think its difficult for me to admit being wrong, how hard would it be to admit you handed down a death sentence and 2 other life without parole convictions to innocent men.

To make matters worse, John Mark Byers is promoting the book of his life story and jumped shipped to become a “supporter” of the WM3. I normally would welcome any supporters because every little bit helps but the simple fact of the whole thing is its very obvious this is a marketing ploy to help his book sales. The book titled ‘Untying The Knot::John Mark Byers and the West Memphis Homicides’ keeps getting a delayed release and at this point it seems it wont be coming out anytime soon, or at least not until ‘Paradise Lost 3′ comes out. The man who spent every waking moment of the last 15 years cursing the WM3 is now a supporter right around the same time a book on his the math.

Let me also tell you that the front John Mark Byers puts up for the camera and everyone around him is ridiculous   and should be outed. We lived about 4 houses down from Mark and Melissa before the murders happened and frequented the Moore house across the street from them after the murders happened. I have been inside of their house, hung out with Ryan(Chris’ older brother), and saw the relationship he had with Chris.   I have no idea where he mustered the tears up and something that resembled grieving for the documentaries but I can tell you that as a parent of 2 children I could never treat or do the things that he did to Christopher.

I witnessed first hand the abuse and neglect that Mark gave to Chris, so for him to cry on camera about how much he loved his stepson is appalling. Lucky for Mark there were no camera’s around to capture how he treated Chris before the murders happened, unfortunately for him I am here to give you all the truth of the matter.

Its an American travesty that these guys are locked up, and have been locked up for the last 16 years based on no evidence, and a proven coerced confession. When will these men see real justice brought to their case is the real question, I just wish I had the answer.


I have since gotten a response from Greg Day who wrote the John Mark Byers book about a possible interview with Mr Byers. Here is what he initially had to say about the interview:

I talked to Mark today and he said he has no interest in talking to you, and that in any event he doesn’t do phone interviews.
If I can be of any further assistance to you, please let me know.
Greg Day”
I responded with the fact that we could do a Face to Face interview, and I’d even find someone else besides myself to do it, again his response:
“To be blunt about it, Mark is simply not interested in having anything to do with the Hutcheson clan, and I doubt that anything would change his mind. Your mother’s recent revelations aside, without her perjured testimony and manipulation of your brother, there may very well have been no WM3 to talk about today.
I’m sorry I can’t be of any further assitance to you.”

Wow, to blame 2 separate cases on the testimony of 1 person that only testified in the first case and had nothing to do with the other is absolutely amazing. I guess when you spend a significant amount of time buying into someone that you wrote their life story about it is very easy to be misinformed.

I started this site back in christmas of 2007, and it is what you currently see today. I am 26, Married to the very beautiful Quinn, with 2 awesome kids..I am a super geek of the largest proportions.


  1. cnad

    May 6, 2009 at 11:14 am

    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones Scott. Your mother was instrumental in the convictions of these three men, not just had a hand in it as you so delicately put it. She lied to the police, she tried to set Jessie Misskelly up and attempted to tape record conversations she orchestrated with Damien Echols. To this day your brother has yet to come forward with the truth of what he saw or didn’t see happen that night, or any night before or after that night. Why? Because he claims to be too traumatized to even know the difference between the truth and what he may have imagined or told, coached, if you will.
    I’ve seen some serious child abuse in my life. A prime example would be what your mother did to her own son. Have you seen the tapes of Aaron, Scott? Have you seen your little brother being used and manipulated for a few pieces of gold? Your brother was sold out to save your mother’s skin. Spankings and scoldings fade Scott. Looks like what was done to Aaron has never gone away, has it?

    • denise

      August 17, 2009 at 5:31 pm

      Until you have walked a mile in her shoes…. shut the hell up! damnit people. Let's get on with fixing the broken shit instead of kicking up the old shit!!!

  2. Scott

    May 6, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Did you live through this as well Cnad? or have you just seen tapes, and read documents about what went on?

  3. LK

    May 6, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Hi Scott-

    I applaud your convictions and even though my opinion is solely based on watching these documentaries, I agree that these men are innocent. Even if I’m/we’re wrong, it takes a lot to stand up for what you believe is right especially when it involves your family. Nothing I have read has been 100% conclusive and, if i recall correctly, the step-father of one of the boys was quite suspicious and got his teeth removed so they could not do a teeth imprint analysis. Best of luck Scott

  4. Scott

    May 6, 2009 at 11:42 am

    LK thank you for your comment. Even if they are not innocent, the simple fact is they should be given a new trial and present whatever evidence it is they have and see if a jury would still convict them. There is no evidence to support them being guilty.

  5. Heather

    May 6, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I’m proud of you for writing this. You and I have had many discussions on this topic so you know how I feel about it, I just wish there was more that could be done.
    The thought of those men wasting away in jail for so long turns my stomach just as badly now as it did then…

  6. Victoria

    May 6, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    This is Victoria,
    Just to set the record straight mr. Cnad a few peices of gold excuse me sir but there is not gold for any of this and sir you don’t know the story nor do you have any right to say anything concerning aaron.
    to save my skin? Again you know not what your speaking.

    Yes I did lie and I did do things I would never have done but you don’t have any idea of the circcumstances you didn’t live our lives nor do you understand now. No one can beat me up more than I beat myself up. I have made it clear that I will help in any way I can to do what is right now. I cant change what has happened nor can I take back what has already been done but I can make a difference in the now and I am trying to do just that. My son Scott has done everything he can to help with the wm3 and I am very proud of him. And good sir if you will take a look youll see that neither Aaron nor myself had anything to do with the second trial. And Aaron had nothing to do with any of it. I have my own regrets but cannot change them but I will do anything I can to help now. My children are not your business and I think maybe you should quit believing everything you read…. Noone has talked to Aaron.

  7. Scott

    May 6, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Great response Mom, I think he was under the impression he could offend either of us. No chance sir.

  8. Heather E.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Major props to you, Scott! John Mark Byers is only concerned with how John Mark Byers is feeling, no one else. “And for just $45 you too can have a recording like this…” (sorry, I can’t ever get that Amazing Grace comment from him out of my head when his name comes up) It takes a lot of guts to stand up for what you believe. Especially when you are so closely intertwined with the case. Unfortunately, the past can’t be undone, but THANK God that we don’t have to keep living in the past. So hold your head high and know that what you are doing right now, in this moment, is what counts. What you do from this point on is what matters. Someday Judge Burnett and the West Memphis Law Enforcement will have to answer for what they have done to Jessie, Jason and Damien. What is so hard to grasp is how they can wake up each day living with the fact that they coerced, lied, bribed, ‘accidentally’ lost evidence, etc. and sent these 3 men to prison because of Satanic hysteria. Keep on voicing your support, Scott. We respect you, love you and support you.

  9. Victoria

    May 6, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Scott just so they know!!!!! We’ve heard it all before…..
    Our feelings can’t be hurt and stop focusing on what went on and start focusing on what can be done! Arent we all reaching for the same thing….Jessie, Jason and Damiens freedom.

    Victoria Hutcheson

    • denise

      August 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm

      Finally!!! Thank you!!!

    • Glenn

      August 17, 2009 at 11:09 pm

      You are right Victoria… is time to stop pointing fingers at people and meet with a suitable end to this long, sorry saga. I deemed you as guilty as Gitch and Ridge for so long, but not now. I understand that your family endured a difficult time in '93, as did many others and it has lingered for too long. I feel though that since you committed perjury based on unfair pressure from the WM investigators that it will be necessary to stand up and take the stand due to this testimony being false…..your truthful words would set this case on it head and possibly free these guys instantly.

      The time for the real story to be aired in court is now…….not when it is too late and Burnett has quashed another legitimate appeal.

  10. Nicci

    May 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I really appreciate you posting this, Scott. And props to your Mom for stepping up and laying it out as she did. It takes a strong, admirable person to admit when they are wrong. The documentaries left me heart broken, pissed and anxious. It brought back all memories and emotions of my 8 year old cousin murder that to this day remains unsolved. Working in prisons for 3 years as a nurse and officer and knowing what guys could be/have been subjected to just made me sick. I almost felt rediculous at the time because all I felt I could do was write a check to the WM3 legal fund ( which I did) and get the word out which wasnt very well received amongst some, but I have thick skin and didn’t care. My heart goes out to you and your family as well as the family of all impacted by these devestating events. I really hope everyones hard work yields good results in the end. Thanks again for doing what you have done and hopefully will continue to do.

  11. Scott

    May 6, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Hey thanks for the kind words Nicci. I just want to set the record straight now that Mr Byers has decided to put out a book and become a supporter. I dont want people to be fooled into buying it.

    I really just want to open up people’s eyes to the WM3 situation and do whatever they can to help.

  12. Victoria

    May 6, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Just so the record is straight Mr. John Mark Byers…….
    Now that you have said what you wanted to say about me doing what I did to Aaron. May I also add that you gave my son little christophers chrismas tree and begged me to let you take my son to mcdonalds where just the two of you could talk! And I will never understand the fact that my little boy would not go to the funeral of his friend christopher why would an 8 yr old be scared of you mr. byers be careful at the rocks you throw you just might get one back at you…… There are alot of things that you don’t want known.
    Ive admitted my wrong will you.

    • Nancy Pemberton

      August 12, 2009 at 2:57 pm

      Hi Vicki,

      This is Jessie Misskelley's investigator. I've been trying to reach you through Facebook and gmail, and I've left a message for you with Scott. I need you to contact me right away because we're in the middle of Jessie and Jason's Rule 37 hearing, and it's important for you to be here. Scott has my phone number. Please call me. Nancy Pemberton

    • denise

      August 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm

      we all have secrets, I guess… you, me JMB. Some think we hide our own insanities, when it is glaring in the sunshine for all to see. I have just read through this site, much kudos to you. You seem to be so brave with all of this. C'mon, people, I see a lot of slamming going on here! Let's quit the bullshit, namecalling and get down the hard truth! Some of you act like Vicki is the root of the evil in this case. Sorry, she is just a little leaf pf evil on the tree, certainly not the roots! Please read the posts i attached at the bottom, Vicki, and best wishes to you.

  13. Jerrad

    May 6, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    You did a great job on this post, Scott. Don’t let anyone try to convict you on past mistakes. God is the only judge of us; not anonymous people replying to a blog. Being around you and Aaron after all of this happened, I know what a horrible experience this was for both of you.

    Also, nicely done, Aunt Vicky!! It is really difficult for anyone to admit their past mistakes. You are now trying to right the wrongs of this horrible mess and that is all anyone can do.

  14. Jessie

    May 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Vic and Scott that was a great job. Ya’ll are both unbelievable people. The fact that you can admit you were wrong is amazing. I Know about the story, and the after math of it all. Aaron is one of my good friends and for people to sit here and say that it is all Victoria’s Fault is unbelievable! At the time she did what she thought she had to do. She is a very strong proud woman and she is big enough to sit on here and tell everyone yes i was wrong is a wonderful thing. Why do we have to sit here and bash people? Why cant we sit here and say we enjoyed them while they were here and that God had another plan for them. Why can’t we all sit here and join in together and try and free the three innocent men. Let the past be and focus on what is happening now and what we can do as supporters to free them.Victoria, Scott, and Aaron are wonderful people and i love them with all my heart. We also have to remember everything happens for a reason!

  15. Abia

    May 6, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I am so very glad that this site exists! I first heard about this about a year ago, and I am upset that it took that long for this news to reach me, I feel like I have been living under a rock.

    The sadest thing about this is that this is not the first situation like this and it surely wont be the last, this situation makes me really angry….Seriously no concrete evidence ehat so ever!!!!! NONE! how the hell does that happen? HOW?

    I also want to comment on how amasing it is when people can admit their wrong doings, it says alot about their charactor so props vicki!

    I am spreading the word in my comunity(I live in Canada) and am recruting supporters for this cause.

    I hope we can all witness the day when they are free.

  16. TaraB

    May 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Hey Abia,

    where in canada are you…always good to have a canadian friend of the case to talk to!

    Scott and Victoria,

    I have been following and supporting this case since 2000 and proud of you for standing up and saying “although my hands may not be squeaky clean I want to stand up for whats right!” We sadly can not change the past, but recognizing what we can do to affect the future is a huge step! One day Judge Burnett will have to hear the myriad of voices calling for their freedom!

    I have faith, hold in there guys!

  17. Kristy

    May 6, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    I don’t believe it was JMB’s fault that your little boy would not go to his best friends funeral…I think that is your fault, Right? Didn’t you “send him away” to your sisters?

    What was a lady your age doing messing with teenage boys to begin with?

    What you did was wrong and you have admitted that but the fact is it still don’t take it away. But yet you continue to try to throw stones instead of righting every wrong you aint changed a damn bit have you?

  18. victoria

    May 6, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Well thanks for that!!! once again I am put into my place. I know it well and you are absolutely right anything you say against me or about me I deserve plus some. I do not mean to throw stones and I sure have no right to do so. I have changed and I have changed alot but I don’t have to prove this to anyone God knows and thats all that matters. I am glad that people can say what they want about me and who I am or what I am. There is only God for me to answer to not anyone else if it makes you feel good to attack me go ahead I’ve been attacked before. and by the way if you could get your facts straight scott went to his dads aaron stayed with me….. And I know who you are and what your saying thanks for the comment.

  19. Jessie

    May 6, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Kristy who do you think you are sitting here judging people you haven’t seen since i bet you don’t even remember. How the hell do you know that Victoria hasn’t changed!?!? She is not throwing stones she is letting the world know that yes she was wrong and She is sorry. Personally to me it sounds like you have a personal vendetta against her for one god knows why. Maybe you should stick to what you know and stop trying to play miss big and bad and i am perfect and look at yourself. Just by your comment you seem like a complete bitch! Last time i checked Everything happens for a reason and God and Jesus Christ are the only two people that are perfect so get off your high horse and take a look around you, and look at your self

  20. Hutch

    May 6, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    I myself can’t get over their timing on this one, you know “catch the guy at the hardest part of his year with an attempted smear campaign.”

  21. Kristy

    May 6, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I don’t see that you have changed lady..just above this you were hashing out at JMB about your son being scared of him at 8 years old and you continued on about how he did not want things to come out..yada, yada, yada.

    We all do things in our lives that we are not proud of but there is not sense in continuing on with the process of BS and that is exactly what you were doing.
    This was a horrible thing that happened to those three little boys and you added fuel to the fire and done your share of damage.
    I pity people like you, truly.
    Glad you know me because I certainly know you.

    PS, lets not start on getting our facts straight…I don’t think you know the word F-A-C-T.

    • denise

      August 17, 2009 at 5:23 pm

      Give it a rest! I bet you call yourself a Christian?! Well, I don't. I am not a Christian nor any other religious label you'd like to give me, thanks but no thanks! People like YOU are why i am not interested in your religion! You think are perfect! Damn, talk about people in need of pity! You, my dear, are what give Arkansas the reputation it has – and it ain't a good one!!! You know, when I spoke to MY god about this, SHE said hypocrites like YOU are a bigger problem to this world than people like Vicki! Wanna try to 'know" me?! No thanks, I deal with ignorant people who wear blinders everyday in this place! Thanks! OPEN YOUR EYES, KRISTY!!! Some people can't handle it, when they remove the blinders, though, so I understand… and I will respect your choices, no matter how uneducated they are.

  22. Kristy

    May 6, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Was I talking to you?
    Na, didn’t think so.

    O, and I am a bitch…you got that RIGHT!

    • denise

      August 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm

      you, from what you have offered here, are not a bitch. I am a bitch. I am an educated female who stand up for the rights of others as well as myself. You are a pathetic excuse for a woman – at best!

  23. Hutch

    May 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Sorry, but It sounds like more hurt disguised as help to me.

  24. Jessie

    May 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    well the last time i checked i live in America and if i am not wrong i have the right to freedom of speech so it really doesn’t matter if you were talking to me or not. You being a bitch will get you no where in life except a front roe ticket to hell. Seriously your not miss perfect you a sinner just like everyone else. You aren’t God so stop trying to play the role grow up and act like a mature adult instead of playing childish games on line

  25. Kristy

    May 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    back at cha babe.:)

  26. Anthony

    May 7, 2009 at 12:35 am

    holy shit scott. I had no idea any of this had happened, I still don’t know much about the situation having not seen the documentaries or anything like that. I’m proud of you! Keep doing what you’re doing and don’t give up!

  27. Anthony

    May 7, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Something about ‘kristy’ makes me dislike her. It may be her general outlook on everything… Perhaps it’s her self-righteous tirades. Kinda glad I don’t have to know someone like her outside of the internet. Kristy Ftl. Granted I’m just a biased, faceless guy on the intertron, but it appears I’m not the only person who feels this website could do without her spewing random hateful shit. Me, FTW!

  28. onionhead

    May 7, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Did you happen to notice that Scott is talking unadulterated nonsense, Anthony? Of course you didn’t. Ask Scott where he was living around the time of the homicides in ’93.

    Then ask him why his mother hung Jessie Misskelley out to dry and tried to frame Damien Echols.

    I noticed the double standards here, too, by the way Scott. Your mammy wants to be forgiven for sending an innocent man to prison for life, yet claims she has “changed”? Meanwhile you are crying like a little baby about John Mark Byers’ alleged inability to do the same.

    You have some hide pulling this crap at the time you have. Mark is listed in the white pages, so harden the f**k up and confront him if you think you are able.

    Oh, that’s right…he still “terrifies you” apparently.

    You’re a chip off the old block, aren’t you? Like mother, like SONS.

    Damn you and your family to hell.

  29. EG

    May 7, 2009 at 4:10 am

    All I have to say is that I hope that your mother will do the right thing and assist the defense team in doing everything she possibly can to see that this is fixed.

  30. victoria

    May 7, 2009 at 4:14 am

    Yeah as a matter of fact he is a chip off the old block….. Thank you very much. you know whatever!
    Im in the white pages too by the way look me up….. if you think your able. Our family has been through hell and don’t you think if you were the person you try to be online youd not be doing this online yet in person. Im here and whatever you want to say to me say it but the boys are none of your concern you don’t nor will you ever understand anything about me or my sons. At least my son has a website dedicated to helping them and what was it you were doing again oh thats right nothing to speak of…. Get a grip this isn’t about what you think and I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me. I brought everything on myself and didn’t ask for your pity or anyone elses. So say whatever you want about me but leave my sons alone they are none of your concern.

    Victoria Hutcheson
    This week is for the benifit of saving the three not hashing it out with what you think of me. so let the website be what it is suppose to be. Not a place for haters.

    Victoria Hutcheson

  31. EG

    May 7, 2009 at 4:19 am


    Why are you saying all this here? Why aren’t you in a lawyers office admitting what you did? Please, as a supporter of the three, all I can do is ask that you make this right.

    I have no opinion on you or your sons, I don’t know you and never will. But I do know that posting these claims on the internet means nothing, so please go and make them official. Help put the wheels in motion. It’ll mean

  32. victoria

    May 7, 2009 at 4:28 am

    EG thanks for that
    I have been taped with judge dan stidham several years ago just to let you know that this has been done. I would do anything else that I could do to help.

  33. Stu

    May 7, 2009 at 5:06 am

    It appears some folks here aren’t up to speed with your influence on the conviction of Jessie Misskelley, Vicki.

    Allow me…

  34. Stu

    May 7, 2009 at 5:16 am

    “At least my son has a website dedicated to helping them and what was it you were doing again oh thats right nothing to speak of…”

    Hmm…try this link, then ask me what Scott is doing again?

    In case you aren’t aware, Terry Wayne Hobbs murdered Christopher, Michael and Steve.

    • denise

      August 19, 2009 at 1:41 pm

      so now, YOU are tyhe judge, jury and waiting executioner…. just like Ridge, Gitchell and gang? Wow! How awesome are YOU?!?!

  35. Jessica

    May 7, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Well first off i want to say wow i mean really how mean and hurtful can you people be? Victoria, I want you Scott and Aaron to know ya’ll are amazing people and None of you did anything wrong. Victoria don’t let these ignorante self centered absent minded people let you down. Look at what you have in your life to be thankful for. You have two wonderful sons a great daughter-in-law and the most beatuiful grand kids in the world. I think well i know the reason people are so hard on you (Vic, Scott, and Aaron) is because of the simple fact that ya’ll know the truth. Mark Byers and his so called supporters have been fooled by his front that he puts up to people. Mark Byers over the years have made everyone think it was your fault, but let me tell everyone a little secret when it comes to stuff like this there is three sides of the story. In this case the Hutcheson’s side, The other side, and the truth. Now let me tell ya’ll another little secret the only people who know the truth is you and God! So i wish people would stop trash talking Victoria like she is some sort or dog or not a human just an object. Treat her like you would want to be treated. Victoria is a wonderful person who has raised her two sons to the best of her ability and they both turned out wonderful! Let this site be what is was suppose to be. A site that people can come and talk about the good times with the boys and the morning times. Lets discuss the steps we should take to getting the three inocent men out of jail. Stop trying to be holier than thou and join as one so that we can get them free so they can have their freedom back. That is what we are all here for not to pick and chose sides and say oh i think he is right or i think she is right. All that causes is high school petty drama. For crying out loud we are all adults here so why can’ the majority or you ignorant ass people grow the hell up and stop living in the past. What is done is done and there is nothing any one can do or say to change it. Like i have said before everything happens for a reason. None of us on here knows that reason but it is a way for God to help you some way in your life. He is truly the only one that can judge!!!!

  36. Stu

    May 7, 2009 at 5:41 am

    “Hurtful”, Jessica? Are you serious?

    Did you bother to read any of the information provided in the above links? Ask Jessie, Jason and Damien about “hurtful” and then get back to me.

    And please, do not judge my good friend John Mark Byers. You think you may know Vicki but don’t suggest you know for a moment anything about Mark.

    What did Vicki lose in all of this apart from her credibility and a tenuous grip on reality?

    Not a thing. Not one damned thing. She still has her sons. Can the same be said for Mark, Pam or even Dana?

    On second thoughts, don’t even bother. It’s clearly beyond your comprehension. Educate yourself.

  37. victoria

    May 7, 2009 at 5:44 am

    Okay thanks for that Jessie and Stu I in no way mean it derogatory in any way as to what anyone is doing sorry I shouldn’t get mad. Please forgive me. I believe everyone is doing everything they can to help I know a lot of people I know are. I will not be posting anything else so if its everyone’s wish to attack me then so be it. Ive been attacked before. I will survive. I am not going to let scott’s website turn into a circus. Sorry son for what has went on up to now. I will not be getting on here so there is no chance of me acting like an idiot and giving an ignorant response. Please accept my apology for anything I might have said to offend anyone. I’ll keep my comments to myself.

    Again Sorry
    Victoria Hutcheson

  38. Hmm

    May 7, 2009 at 5:52 am


    Not everyone believes in God.

    As for this “everything happens for a reason”? I’m sure Damien, Jason and Jessie don’t see it that way. In case you have forgotten, they have spent 16 years in prison. Three little boys and their families have also spent 16 years waiting for their killer/s to be caught and for real justice to be served.

    Ignorant is not acknowledging the part that Victoria played in sending 3 innocent boys to prison. She may regret it now, and may be sorry but it doesn’t change the fact that it happened. Why she hasn’t walked herself into the WMPD and told them everything was lie is the biggest mystery. If she’s so sorry and so full of regret why hasn’t she admitted it on record?

    You guys act like Mark Byers is this awful person, but he didn’t condemn 3 innocent young men to a life in prison. He really has changed for the better, he really is doing the right thing. So what if he gets his face on the news, he is doing it to tell the world that three innocent men are in prison. You guys will take an interview from anyone that will listen to spread nasty stories about him, then throw in a quick “oh yeah, and free the wm3”. That’s not support, that’s attention grabbing.

    Victoria, your support means nothing, it’s too late to be sorry. Scott, I admire you for being able to forgive what your mother has done.

  39. Jessie

    May 7, 2009 at 5:56 am

    Well STU like i have stated before we are in America and we all have the freedom of speech and the right to our own opinion. I respect you what you feel and what you are saying. so there for sir i would appreciate it if you respected my views and opinions. Also like i am stated before the only person that can judge is God. So there for i think you should stop trying to act all perfect on here and stop bashing Victoria, Scott and Aaron. They are good people just like im sure your good friend John Mark Byers is a so called good person it is all in the matter of who we know and how we chose to view things.

  40. Scott

    May 7, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Stu, my site might not be strictly a WM3 site like yours, or the one you work with. However I get a very large amount of hits here and have exposed the case/documentaries to hundreds of thousands of people that wouldn’t see it normally. I commend you for helping run/running a WM3 forum, it all helps, however the people that visit your site are seeking the case out.

    “And please, do not judge my good friend John Mark Byers. You think you may know Vicki but don’t suggest you know for a moment anything about Mark.”

    Did you know/live around Mark before the murders happened?

  41. Scott

    May 7, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Onion Head:

    “Mark is listed in the white pages, so harden the f**k up and confront him if you think you are able.”

    I talked to Mark via Greg Day who runs the website. I put his response above in the post. “I talked to Mark today and he said he has no interest in talking to you”.

    Mark does not terrify me now, I am a grown man. However when I was 10 he scared the shit out of me and for good reason.

  42. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 7:06 am

    I find it cowardly that you make claims about a man then say you won’t post anymore. That does not suggest a strong woman to me.
    What has changed ? you came forward, lied tricked and gave false testimony back then and after that you ran off for years and said nothing. Now you come here with a new story and more outrageous claims and we should believe you?

    You turned on a teenage boy who minded your children when yuo were too busy to bother. You lied about another teenager claiming he took you to esbats. now we should believe you about Mark?

    Scott you claim to be close friends with all these boys yet then claim they were all at boy scouts with you, we know that is not true. Chris went once and Stevie had just started.

    You claim you are friends of the families and yet hid the fact you were a supporter from them. Why?

    I think it is you who is out to make a quick buck and I do not believe any of you have done anything to fix this.

    I would like to think you know something but since you cannot even get the basic facts straight, I can’t.

    Your brother was a child and I cannot blame him for what he said, what horrifies me is that he probably could have helped if your Mother and the cops had not got in his head and made him say all that crap so often that he probably really cannot remeber it properly anymore.

    the worst part is that maybe all of you could have helped but how could anyone trust what you say? your credibility is zilch.

    Victoria it is sort of admirable that you claim you know you did wrong and want to right it but what is not admirable is that you act as though everyone should just forget your mistakes and move on.

    Those boys are still in prison so if you really felt bad the very least you should do is take a second job and give every penny you earn to their commissary fund as penance. talk is cheap you are not paying a damn thing, supporters raised the money for the defence and commisary,which they should never have had to if they were not lied about and falsely convicted, those three accused are paying with years of their lives and Damien may even have to pay with his life for your mistake. what have you paid?

  43. Scott

    May 7, 2009 at 7:15 am

    “Scott you claim to be close friends with all these boys yet then claim they were all at boy scouts with you, we know that is not true. Chris went once and Stevie had just started”

    We were all close friends, and did all attend Boy Scouts together. Chris was not allowed to come to the boy scout meetings as Mark would not let him. Steve had not just started, he went the entire time that Aaron and I were there.

    Its pretty ridiculous to come on here and accuse me of lying, but I will just assume you are a JMB supporter and leave it at that.

    “You claim you are friends of the families and yet hid the fact you were a supporter from them. Why?”

    Yes we were close friends of the Moore family, but as soon as we went onto the Maury Povich show they all wanted nothing to do with us. It is unfortunate but that is their choice and I respect it.

    “I think it is you who is out to make a quick buck and I do not believe any of you have done anything to fix this. ”

    How am I trying to make a quick buck from this? Am I selling something here? Am I promoting a book? I am attempting to raise awareness but you all write it off as lies and a smear campaign.

    How can you guys blame the testimony of ONE woman in ONE of the trials for their convictions?

  44. victoria

    May 7, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Okay here I am I tried to let it go and just let the attack happen but when you have no idea what you are talking about I am gonna say what I want to say as it is not stopping any of you.

    You find it cowardly that I make claims! Okay well don’t worry about what I claim you weren’t there and you have no idea about what your talking about. Yes I came forward yes I lied how many times would you like for me to say that. I have been taped and put on record by Judge Dan Stidham of a recant of my testimony you have no idea what was the cause nor the reason for any of this I owe you nothing. I was one person and testified at one trial that was Jessies not any of the others whether you know it or not I alone did not get them convicted. You I guess have never done anything so you don’t need to try and figure me out. And Im not asking anyone to forgive me the only person I feel regret for is Jessy not anyone else I dont give a damn what the hell any of you think of me or what I did. Im the one who answers for it not you.

    So happy now…..
    One thing I am not is a coward.

    Maybe I cowarded out in 1994 but buddy I won’t ever again.

    Victoria Hutcheson

  45. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 7:37 am

    I don’t blame her for all that happened to them. I blame the police and prosecution however your Mother could have helped, I believe your brother could have helped with information about that day and about the children and where they went and what they may have been doing. I think the good that could have come from all of that could have helped the accused.

    I apologise if I got the boy scout thing wrong it was Todd Moore who said Stevie had only been to one meeting.

    I believe your Mother about talking to the boys that afternoon but nobody else does anymore because of all the lies she told. Her real testimony could have helped, I don’t know how much damage the lies did but not telling the truth certainly caused harm.

    Why try to point fingers at Mark ? do you think he harmed the children? I don’t. You are right to say I support his innocence as much as I support the innocence of the three in prison.

    you might know the answer to these questions I would like to ask you:

    Who lit fires ? was it just Michael and Chris ? What ditches did the children play in? Was there a special place they played in the schoolyard after school? were there turtles in the ditch where they were found?

  46. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 7:42 am


    I didn’t say you were a coward for making claims I said you were a coward to run away, I am glad you answered and didn’t run. I do not claim to be an angel like many people I have done wrong and have regrets too. I don’t run from it and I don’t point fingers at others to make myself feel better though.

    I am glad you chose to come back it shows you are not being a coward now and I applaud that

  47. Scott

    May 7, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I am not pointing fingers at Mark, I would like everyone to know that he isnt this down on his luck father of the year who would never harm a hair on his “baby”.

    I dont know if Mark had any involvement or not, there is no DNA evidence to support it. It was very suspicious that he lied several times about his teeth in Paradise Lost 2 when the “bite mark” evidence started to come to light.

    “Who lit fires ? was it just Michael and Chris ? What ditches did the children play in? Was there a special place they played in the schoolyard after school? were there turtles in the ditch where they were found?”

    Michael(for the most part) and Steve were both very calm and easy going children. Chris and Aaron were troublemakers to put it lightly. I was called to their class on almost a daily basis to help calm Aaron down because he and Chris would be getting into trouble.

    The “school yard” at Weaver was a HUGE field that spanned around the school. There wasnt one paticular place they would play, usually we would just all just walk home right after school was over.

    Dawn(Michaels Sister) and myself were in the same class. We would walk home with Aaron, Michael, Steve(Dawn and Steve were boyfriend and girlfriend if you want to call it that at the age of 8 and 10) and Chris would sometimes come with us but not always.

    Have any of you ever been into Robin Hood woods? I had never gone into it until after the murders. The ditch that they were found in could have very well had Turtles in it, but I have no idea.

    Steve was the goody two shoes type of kid. He got good grades and was NEVER in any type of trouble. Michael Chris and Aaron are not the normal kids he would have hung out with. I was shocked to find out that he was murdered that day with them as the only time we were all together was walking home with Dawn, or at Cub Scout meetings.

  48. Heather E.

    May 7, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Wow. What is this, another witch hunt? We are grown ups. What happened was horrible, terrible, one of the greatest injustices in our history. But the fact remains that the past is the past and thank God we don’t have to live in the past. Today is a new day! I don’t think you’ll find Jessie, Jason and Damien attacking the Hutcheson family like those of you are doing so on here. Why is everyone so focused on placing blame solely on the Hutcheson family? What about the West Memphis Police Department??? They knew what was going on AND THEY ALLOWED IT! THEY ARE THE LAW AND THEY KNEW BETTER! I want someone to grill the investigators, the police and Judge Burnett — it’s time they face what THEY DID TO JESSIE, JASON AND DAMIEN. I can’t speak for Victoria, as I do not know her, but it appears she is living with regrets daily from what happened and wishes she could take back what was done. I commend her for taking responsibility and trying to move forward and volunteering to do whatever she can to help. We can only truly move forward when we own up to our mistakes and try to change. Props to the Hutcheson family. Why is all this anger not targeted to those that are sworn to UPHOLD THE LAW??? They knew what was going down and they have yet to come clean about anything or take any responsibility for the fact that they may very well end the life of an innocent man. And what about the JURORS??

  49. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Thanks Scott I really appreciate you answering my questions as honestly and completely as you did.

    I do believe that your heart is in the right place and I apologise for my first angry response.

    I still do not believe Mark had anything to do with the murders.

    That is really interesting about Steve, do you know who George is? was he a regular play buddy as well ? sorry for all the questions.

  50. Scott

    May 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

    George moved to the neighborhood a few months before I was sent to my Dad’s. He was in my grade and we hung out a few times before I moved away. He was the same sort of goody two shoes type of kid so there is a chance that him and Steve played together. They lived a couple houses away from eachother.

  51. Jen

    May 7, 2009 at 8:14 am

    No matter what wrongs were committed, no matter whether they are ever righted, I find it wonderful that you would write this. It must be terribly difficult to accept the role that your family played in the convictions, and that you have the courage to face it and put it out there for the public to scrutinize is incredibly admirable.

  52. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Thanks Scott I have been trying to figure out what happened to him and who he was.

    He was your age ? how old were you at the time this happened ? I know Dawn was 10 and you were in the same class but just want to check I have the ages right.

    Heather i do hold the police and the prosecution very responsible and also think some Jurors should be held accountable as well

  53. Scott

    May 7, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Jen – Thank you for your kind words. I just want to get this into the public eye more than it already is.

    Just – I was 10 as well, and I believe George was the same age. Several people have asked me about him, what significance does he have?

  54. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 8:27 am

    His name kept coming up as a friend of the boys but nobody seemed to really know who he was or where he lived and it was just one of those niggling things.

    I found it strange that the police did not talk to all of the children’s friends and try to get to know more about them.

    The children were out playing that afternoon but nobody really knows exactly where or who they were with. I wonder if some of the kids saw something that could help.

  55. Heather E.

    May 7, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Just: I wish just one of them would have a conviction strong enough to come forward about what happened. I don’t know how they can live each day with no remorse of what they have done. Feeling guilt and regret and not doing anything to right that is cowardly. Admitting fault, attempting change and volunteering to help is incredibly admirable.

    I respect anyone’s opinion as long as it isn’t ‘stone throwing’ accusations. I have no issues with you, Just (I actually find all the questions you are asking very interesting). It’s all good. We are here for one issue: To FREE Damien, Jessie & Jason.

  56. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 8:37 am

    I agree Heather we are here for that and I would like to see a new trial for the three but I want one more thing, I want the real killer or killers found and punished for what they did to these children and I think that is why I get so angry about the convictions because while they are in prison a killer is walking free. The police and prosecution di dnot do their job they did not do right by the children if they do not punish the right people for this crime.

  57. Heather E.

    May 7, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Just: I couldn’t agree more! Well said!

  58. Anthony

    May 7, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Whats wrong with someone admitting a mistake and then try to rectify it? I don’t get it. Onionhead, You’re a worse person than victoria for sure. why stand in the way and curse people who are trying to fix a fucked up scenario? Everything you’ve said is nonsense. go read a bible and judge some more people. Do something counter-productive elsewhere.

  59. Terri A.

    May 7, 2009 at 10:39 am


    I’m proud of you! Good Job!

  60. Misty

    May 7, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Hi Scott and Victoria

    I would like to say i am happy you both are here to share your side of the story. I am glad that Vicki has admitted her wrongs. It takes courage to do that, so from me, hugs to you both.

    There are a few questions that I would like to ask of you, if I may.

    Vicki, were you led in any way to cause you to do what you did, and if so, do you feel these people knew your testimony was false?

    I know you dont believe Jessies confession was legitimate, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. Do you know what caused him to come forward?

    Its a hard ask, I know. But to truly help the three in prison, we need to know. You are the only one that can help.

    Thank you and god bless.

  61. doubt

    May 7, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Victoria:”mr. byers be careful at the rocks you throw you just might get one back at you…… There are alot of things that you don’t want known.”

    Still at it eh Victoria?

    Scott:”I have no idea where he mustered the tears up and something that resembled grieving for the documentaries but I can tell you that as a parent of 2 children I could never treat or do the things that he did to Christopher.”

    And most of us have no idea how you muster up the courage to try and do any more damage than what has been done.

    Funny how a young kid remembers so much, ya don’t think your mammy taught you well do you?

  62. Scott

    May 7, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Doubt, or Krity as you were previously posting as. Your IP is recorded when you comment and it tells where its coming from.

    You changed your name and email address to comment again? Weird.

    I was 10, and I have a memory like a steel trap plus seeing the things I saw, especially from JMB, dont easily wash away.

  63. Heather E.

    May 7, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Hahaha, I love that the IP is recorded! Now he/she will probably be posting under other anonymous names on different computers to ‘try to beat the system’ — classic. Way to call it out, Scott!

  64. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    It does seem you have a good memory Scott so if you don’t mind
    I also would like you to tell us anything you remember about that day, the 5th May, did the children discuss any plans for the afternoon ? You had moved by then but did the children go to the house that you used to live in to play? Lots of kids play in vacant houses especially ones they know well.

    With kids there are usually ones who stand out as the leader who would you say that was in the group?

    Had George left town by the time of the murders or did he move later ? Maybe I got it wrong and he is still there now.

  65. victoria

    May 7, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Scott has an excellent memory just and really what difference does all this make to you will this make a change in anything I think not.. If however it were needed to help well I can guarantee you scott would answer your questions but to have them thrown at him to prove something to you No Sir No chance. People that need to know do know exactly how to get ahold of each one of us. So Scott has nothing to prove to you or anyone else. Sorry!!

    Hey and buddy the mammy thing give it up you and your culpurit
    wow! Mammy Please. Dont worry about what I taught Scott that simply isn’t your business either nor does it concern any of this. Can you like shut up!!!! Im so sick of hearing all the crap. Let it go.
    We will help any way and at any time that it would help Jessy, Jason and Damien but other than that. I don’t think your big words and slurs are gonna hurt us.

    And Misty thanks for the kindness!! A pretty rare trait these days.
    Well I won’t go into any of that on here but let me say I am on record taped if you will by Judge Dan Stidham in Fayetteville, AR a few years ago giving an account for what I did.

    You can check it out somewhere I’m sure.

  66. victoria

    May 7, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Oh yeah I forgot has anyone seen onionhead, you know the one posting this morning. Oh I forgot I told her to look me up in the white pages she must still b there.

  67. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Victoria your son is a grown man and he seems to be a pretty smart guy with a mind of his own if he was bothered by my questions he would have said so himself. He has been very polite, open and honest and he did not mind answering questions or he would have said so.

    I wasn’t asking him to prove something to me, I asked questions that I genuinely think he may have answers to, you are right to say I am not going to solve this case and so telling me won’t help but I was asking because I really am interested and really want to know.

    You want people to be fair to you and listen to what you have to say and you want to right a wrong and yet you do not see the value in discussing the things that happened back then, I found some of the things you said at the time to be really important, you saw the children that day and had a conversation with them and were probably one of the few people who could have helped with a timeline yet the police forced you or encouraged you to add things to your statement that puts everything you say into doubt. I believe you told the truth about seeing the boys after school and I also believe you had a better knowledge of where the boys played than many people did. I just wish you had shared that information at the time and not the other rubbish that came later. I think your real testimony could have been very important.

  68. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Scott just want to say thanks to you for being so friendly and open and I hope you know I was asking questions because I want to know and not to prove a point.

    I think you are smart enough to figure that out anyway and I am sorry your Mother took it the wrong way

  69. Melissa

    May 7, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    It takes a much stronger man (or woman) to admit their mistakes and make amends. The big issue here is not whether one misspoke, but that they are trying to right a wrong. The evidence is there… and by the sheer interest in the case along with the building doubt and speculation should be enough for a retrial. Regardless of whether we believe that they are innocent or not (I am a supported of the WM3), everyone is entitled to a fair, just trial. I don’t think that anyone can deny that. For those that truly believe that these men committed the crimes that they were charged with, there should be no objection to proving it once and for all.

  70. victoria

    May 7, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Just forgive me then! I’m sorry you know I get so use to getting attacked I don’t stop long enough to really think things out your right I am sorry and I did not mean that please forgive me and if there is anything I could answer for you I would be happy to do so and again I am sorry. Y ou seem like a nice guy and I in no way should have attacked you.

    Ask away Just

  71. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    There is nothing to forgive I came across badly and you have a right to feel defensive. Let’s just start afresh if that’s ok with you.

    I really would like to know what you remember about that day, I think you said you were talking to Michael and Chris after school.

    You seem like a nice person and I know we all do things we regret but it is hard for you because so many people know and it was so public.

  72. victoria

    May 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Well thanks for understanding. That alone means alot
    Yes Mike and Chris one on each side of my truck hollering at me….
    I will never forget that day as long as I live the last time to see either of them. Aaron dragging up the rear coming to the truck. They were telling me that Aaron had to spend the night with them because, because see there is this cubscout thing you know my dad is doing it michael said. they were so full of life that day. Wow to hold on to that. I told them remember I am a cubscout Mom and I know when they have cubscout stuff. their faces looked so hurt. I remember laughing at them. They were so ornery crap they were 8…….
    They kept trying to argue with me that Aaron was going to be thrown out if I didn’t let him stay. I told them no again and reminded them that this weekend was aarons bday overnite party…. his bday is the 4th can you imagine that. If only I had known. I should have put them in my truck and kept them so close to me. They were such precious babies and I loved them so much. God only knows the reliving of that day.

  73. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Victoria that is a beautiful memory and I thank you for sharing it, I am sorry if it makes you feel sad.

    I think it is good for other people to remember the children were real live little people with personalities who loved life and you wrote that so nicely. Made me smile thinking of them trying to hoodwink you that way! So typical of boys that age.

  74. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    When did you find out the children were missing ? that day or the next?

  75. Chandra

    May 7, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Yanno, I think it has taken alot for Victoria to admit she was wrong. And she’s done so, repeatedly. To say it’s too late for sorry isn’t exactly true. It’s never too late. She’s trying to do what she can to help now, that’s all she can do. I know for a fact she’s very very sorry for what happened back then, and her part in it. And she’s right, nobody can beat her up anymore than she’s already beat herself up over her involvement in all of this.

    Victoria made a mistake, a big one. Believe me, she knows this better than anyone else.

    Hugs to you Victoria, Scott and Aaron.

  76. Just

    May 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Chandra I think that is a very nice thing to say and I agree with you. They seem like nice people and it couldn’t have been easy to come forward.

  77. victoria

    May 7, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    CHANDRA……… Well see you always come to my rescue. God Bless you Chandra. For all of you let it be known that this woman is absolutely amazing in all she does for the three. You my friend are to be praised for the hard work you put in and the good that you bring.

    I love you Chandra you one of the most awesome people I know.


  78. victoria

    May 7, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Sorry Just I forgot to respond to your question I did not know anything was going on until after I had dropped Aaron off at school (Weaver) late that morning when I got back home a friend of mine called told me to turn on the T.V. and sit down. I watched it on the news and saw that they were missing. All I could think was that if aaron knew where they were he would go to them.
    OMG To relive just a part of that day.

    Hope that helps
    And by the way thanks for the kind words.

  79. Jessie

    May 8, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Victoria, i just want you to know what a brave person you are. I love you Scott and Aaron with all my heart i see the after math that this had on poor Aaron but he is such a strong person just like Scott and you ar strong people. I support ya’ll no matter what and i am always here for any of ya’ll. You are the bigger person because you did what you had to do for the best interest in your two sons Scott and Aaron and yourself bravo to you for doing such a great job of raising two wonderful people

  80. victoria

    May 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Hey Jessie, Thanks that means alot to all of us.

  81. Michael

    May 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Good words, Scott.

    I wish you luck.

    Free the WM3!

  82. Just

    May 8, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks again Victoria and once again I apologise for bringing back bad memories. I appreciate you and Scott both being so generous with your time answering questions and sharing information

  83. justice 4 all

    May 10, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    I have advocated for the wm3 for about 4 years now. As an advocate I have had to deal with people who mostly appose this case. Scott and Victoria I would like to say that yes it would of been best to come forth sooner with the information you had. With that being said, under the circumstances that were happening when this tragedy happened I can understand why you didn’t. As for everyone of you that condemn these people do not judge lest ye be judged. As for pointing my finger as to the real killer/killers I just don’t know who did actually do this horrific crime to these kids. My heart goes out to them and their families. and to the three then teens Jessie, Jason, and Damien and their families who were also victims. As for law enforcement on this case I understand the horror you encountered, the media circus and the towns people who pushed for an answer. My question though is this why did you not have the testicular fortitude to be professional and not give in to pressures just to secure a conviction?

  84. Laureen

    May 12, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Here a WM3 suporter from The Netherlands. Sorry for my bad Englisch. I follow this case sinds 1995 I was 14 years at that moment and maybe I read over all the lines but I dont understand Why Victoria… What was the reason why you didnt tell the true story. You are not the only one that was the reason Jessie (and the others)are in prison now but you are a part of it how can you life with these thoughts and your self?

    I wish I could do more for them….


  85. justice 4 all

    May 19, 2009 at 7:43 am


  86. Scott

    May 19, 2009 at 8:13 am

    @justice 4 all
    It is naive to think that I could possibly know whether he was there or what he saw even if I was living there. If i had that kind of information I would have gone to the police as well.

    As I said before, Steve really didnt hang out with Michael Chris or Aaron. Steve was a very well behaved, well adjusted child. He was never in trouble and was the epitome of a honor roll student.

    I never saw Melissa abuse Chris physically but the neglect was obviously done by both of them.

  87. justice 4 all

    May 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm


  88. Unbelievable

    May 26, 2009 at 6:48 am

    chain of events! This entire case, obviously. Three days ago my best friend reminded told me to watch paradise lost, and I have barely slept since finding all of this totally intriguing. From reading the posts, I can see you guys have not slept much either lately:) There are many people more qualified than I when it comes to this case. With that being said there is an unbelievable amount of information available. So, I thought I would say something that may help Laureen or anyone else not from a small southern town. There is something very profound about the ability to influence the thoughts of everyone that matters with basically everything you say or do, very very quickly. Everybody knows everybody else to some extent and it does not take long for something to become real, even if it is not(gossip, rumor, and other things called childish by others. Dangerous is more appropriate). An overall climate in terms of truth, by definition. Outsiders don’t understand that, I do, very well. Laureen you can get put into a position this way that does not allow a rational outcry for justice. self preservation has to be your goal when you can’t help anyone else. With all that being said, you can attract more flies with honey than vinegar, so keep it nice sweet, no need to justify.

  89. stephanie

    May 26, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    well well well were do i start Vicki why dont you start by telling every one just how this started with you .You stole peoples credit cards from the place you worked and you wanted to get your ass out of shit so you went to police and started the lies. and told them you would help and then all the shit you were in gone gone gone .and dont say its not true because you no im very very close to this case and you no rohonda is the one who told you the boys were missing

  90. stephanie

    May 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    vicki was alresdy liveing in highland trailer park when the 3 boys came up missing.

  91. Scott

    May 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Stephanie, it has been stated many times that she was already living in Highland Trailer Park when the murders happened.

    As stated by Don Bray, they did an investigation and they couldnt find any evidence linking my mom to any wrong doings at the convenience store. as you can see by this article:

    “Marion assistant police chief Don Bray said a Delta Express official informed police about a “$200 error” on a customer’s credit card. Bray said he interviewed Hutcheson and another employee who worked the same shift, but could find no wrongdoing.”

  92. stephanie

    May 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    its strange that things just have a way of it being someone ealses fault.i dont put all blame on your mom. i put a lot on police.but she did go to them.and its hard for people to understand why she did that and to do that to her son.and i belive that the police did push her some. but ya’ll keep saying she was only at 1 trial well if she wouldnt have done what she did then thay would not have picked jessie up to talk to him then he wouldnt have gave a false confession.then there wouldt have had a trial for 3 innasent boys.I really belive that your mother is sorry.and people do change.and it is hard for people to forgive.and i also know that she cant just walk in to the police station and say i lied and them just let them out it dont work that way. but i do hope and pray that if the boys do get a new trial that she will stand up and do what is right.because if thay do but damion to death some of his blood will be on her hands and i know she doesnt want that.god is there for everyone that is apart of this

  93. Unbelievable

    May 26, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    God is not here for all of the people in that trial. Somebody will surely go straight to hell. Yall are saying Hobbs is that guy? For sure?

  94. Scott

    May 26, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Stephanie, his name is Damien not damion. It is really difficult to take you serious when you spell innocent as “innasent”, or elses as “ealses”

    • denise

      August 20, 2009 at 2:06 pm

      hahaha!!!!! I was thinking the same thing, but have become rather used to the ignorance in Arkansas! The uneducated fools I deal with…. I think this stephanie chick must be their queen!! Wonderful site, Scott! Somehow, I still think of you as a little boy… Nice to see your momma did such a good job raising you – you turned out quite well, indeed!

  95. justiceforall

    May 27, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Recently I was informed about the case, and more importantly the conviction of 3 innocent people. I was interested in hearing about what it was like growing up there. From watching the HBO films and intense screening of the you tube videos it depicts that it was a horrible place to live. On the other hand, emotionally I wanted to go out there and protest. Some of those interviews look pretty revealing of what could have happened. Could the local police and judicial system have a lock on everyone in that town to design what I consider the biggest hoax ever. It should be important to everyone for the simple fact that it could happen to you. So what was it really like in West Memphis between May 5 and June of 1993. Someone needs to let the public know its hard to filter all the bs in the clips….Its a long process trust me….lets hear it!

  96. justice 4 all

    May 27, 2009 at 7:04 pm


  97. justiceforall

    May 27, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    that is weird. i didn’t look at that name before i used this one. but either way a reply scott would be greatly appreciated. i will change my name on the next post so the other person won’t get their panties in a wad. and thats not directed to wadsworth either. And also to you justice 4 all, if scott can read the screen i am sure he can see the difference between the two names. i am here for a reason more than just going back and forth with you.

  98. Unbelievable

    May 28, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Hey Scott, some girl has reamed you pretty badly on a writer advocacy site. You were pretty crappy to her in the emails, which are all online and recent. You look, via your emails, like a total snob who recently lied to this girl. I don’t care about the excuses because I already read those. Maybe you could answer that?

    • denise

      August 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm

      … can someone, ANYONE, explain to me just what exactly this issue with some girl and Scott has to do with this site? Jeez, people, try to focus, please?!?! Nothing good will happen for these imprisoned men until we can stop trying to glean who did what and to whom and why…. Let's, at least for now, try to stay focused on fixing the wrong that has been committed against Damien, Jason and Jessie. We can worry about who killed the kids and what girl Scott may have pissed off LATER , when these men are living outside those damned walls! You people are incredible!!!

  99. Cosmas

    May 28, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Dear Scott,

    I read your article with great interest. I am a supporter of the West Memphis 3 and I have been involved in the case for over 13 years. I teach high school and I have been teaching a criminal justice workshop that focuses on this case for over 6 years.

    Do you think you could please email me so that I can ask you a few questions for my students? They would love to hear from you. My email is

    I hope to hear from you soon.


  100. stephanie

    May 28, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Scott,how well do you know jessie,do you know anything about him.

  101. Cosmas

    May 28, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Dear Scott and Victoria,

    You are an inspiration to people who love the truth. God bless you and your family. Don’t let anyone with venom in his tongue bring you down.


  102. justiceforall

    May 28, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    To user unbelievable:

    Why are you being so tough on Scott? It seems to me that he knows more about this saga than you do. Don’t believe all of the hype in the HBO films and you tube videos. I am sure when Scott finds the time he will deliver the information that we are all looking for. I know myself, watching the videos leads me in all directions other than the WM3. It is probably hard for Scott to talk about this situation since it directly involves his mother and brother. I think Victoria would be a great person to disclose the inside scoop. Maybe you are the snob buddy. Why don’t you wait on the facts before you start all the name calling. Try emailing the WM3, I’m sure they have nothing but time to get back to you.

  103. wm3

    May 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    scott, I live in northeast Arkansas and maybe we could work out something to conduct an interview with John Mark Byer. i entered my email address and would like for you to contact me with this possibility.

  104. justice 4 all

    May 30, 2009 at 7:10 am


  105. justice 4 all

    May 30, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    some very interesting reading on theory on the wm3 case is in the link site in callahan

  106. stephanie

    May 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    THANKS to all that is trying to help the westmemphis 3.Im very close to Jessie. he use to babysit my kids and now my kids have kids .and i wish he was home to babysit them

  107. justice 4 all

    May 30, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    stephanie you say your close to jessie ? are you in contact with him? i am just wondering because i am a supporter and an advocate and i too coorespond with him.

  108. stephanie

    May 31, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Yes and his dad big Jessie

  109. stephanie

    May 31, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    my kids who are grown. now and thay miss him a lot he even watched my kids the day the kids came up missing.

  110. MickD

    June 1, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    He watched your kids the day the kids were missing? Did you ever talk to the police about that?

  111. stephanie

    June 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    yes i did and i said it in court you can go to the wm3 site and read the court testomy on what every witness testified to even mine

  112. Demian

    June 8, 2009 at 5:35 am

    The truth has a way of chasing everyone. This blog is full of truth and lies. Those who present lies as if they were truth cannot fool themselves. Inside ourselves, the heart knows. If you live in the truth, you are free. The truth sets you free.

    The blood of three children is screaming from the ground. They are screaming on top of countless others who have been victims to a corrupt police department that continues to have drug ties to this day. God is above the plans of these wicked men. Even these wicked men have a chance for redemption. Step into the light.

    Come forward and don't be afraid for no one or nothing is more powerful than this God who loves without condition. There is so much at stake here. We have everything to gain… or everything to lose. Step forward and speak the truth.

    (310) 995-7664.

  113. jds

    June 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    I agree with LK on the teeth. they never even made a deal of it, and i think it absolutely was a big deal. wayyy to suspicious for these kids to be in jail for all this time. I am biased from only what I saw on the documentaries and the new articles, but I believe they are innocent. No blood on the ground, it all washed away on all 3? sorry i just dont buy it. the kids that were killed deserve to have the real people or person that did this come to justice.

  114. jds

    June 11, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    And Byers got help with the book, because unless he attended college over the last 15 years, he can't function a brainwave for a long period of time, much less a book. He is a back woods, uneducated idiot. Unfortunately, I believe his wife overdosed, because she knew the truth.

  115. augiedog34

    June 18, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Thanks for coming forward with this blog and telling the truth. I wont lie Vicky, when I first read about your role in the conviction of the WM3 in Devils Knot, I was extremely disgusted that anyone could lie in front of a grand jury and swear on a bible. After reading more about the case and what situation you were in at the time I began to realize how the police can use their power and influence to persuade good people to do things they would usually never do. I commend your efforts in trying to rectify your past digressions and I sincerely hope that you and your family will provide the defense team of the WM3 any assistance you possibly can. Anyone can make a mistake and for people to cast judgment on this family is dastardly. The past is the past and this family is obviously trying to do the best they can to move forward and try to do the right thing.

    • justice4all

      July 6, 2009 at 5:43 pm


  116. justice 4 all

    June 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I just want to take this opportunity to post a few things pertinant to the wm3 case. First of all Stephanie thank you for staying true to Jessie of course you would because you do know where he was that night until 6:30. Secondly I have never had the chance to express my deepest sympathy to the three children's families, and I am now doing that. Also Mr.Misskelley I am so sorry for your family and yourself for this terrible misfortune. The same to Jason's and Damien's family and friends. Now to any Arkansans that view this just in case you are not aware John Fogelman is running for State Circuit Judge. Now it is within your power not to vote this man in. I can't imagine that he could be objective and fair being with his conduct in this case. Sincerely, justice 4 all Western NY

  117. Joel

    June 23, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Hail Scott, Just wanted to write and say I really enjoyed your blog!…Ive been following this case since it went down in the early 90s..I lived in southwest Missouri and as you can Imagine, being so close to Ark. it was on our news Constantly too.// /I was gonna ask you, Since you knew everyone pretty well did you ever see any weirdness with Terry Hobbs? From the very begining he always struck me as an Odd never really heard or knew much about him…And then I heard that they Found one of his and his buddy David J. Hairs at the scene…I watched the new interview with him and the Police and the dude still Creeps me out…Very Interesting blog, man……Joel….FREE THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE!!

  118. justice 4 all

    June 23, 2009 at 11:39 pm


  119. MTG85

    July 3, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Mark Byers — Everything about him screams "it could be me". How come every time Mark's name comes up, for whatever reason there is always a story behind the story?
    So he took a lie detector test on so much medication anyone would pass.
    I hate watching him
    The late night search of the woods
    The Xmas present of a knife
    The false teeth (timing, losing, etc.) He lost them conveniently the night before the show
    Admits he beats the kid
    Melissa’s death
    Him at the sight of the murders, bending so tragically down onto his knees
    His horrible singing
    His theatrics at the Steven’s grave
    All I know is that there are 3 kids in jail. PERIOD.
    They NEED to be released immediately. No more delays, stop the non value added paperwork and lets give these kids some justice. THEN, lets concentrate on who the real killer’s are!!! Yes, I believe it could not happen by just one person.__

    • justice4all

      July 4, 2009 at 11:10 pm

      I just don't know about the time line though. He seems to have been seen except at midnight. If this was a dump site there goes the theory that he is the killer. If they were killled at the creek why didn't anyone find them that night and why werent there misquito bites ? The time of death is suppose to be between 1am – 5am on the sixth!!

  120. Aebbe

    July 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Are there any updates on the case?
    These boys need out …..
    Well done for sticking with it everyone
    Abs x

  121. Francois Byers

    July 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    About Mark Byers' decision to not go to the interview….If people accused me of being a murderer, I wouldn't go to an interview when my reputation had already been ruined once before. It's best not to assume, or suggest anything, when clarity isn't apparent. It is too often, that suspicions will lead to conclusions we desire to have…I'm not defending or offending. I just feel it's important to be rational, unbiased, and to consume recognition when biases are performed…

  122. Ky Girl

    July 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I learned of this case just this morning. I was driving behind a car on my way to work, and saw the bumpersticker reading FreeWM3. It caught my eye and so the first thing I did once I got to work was look it up. I read the case notes and the trial log. I am just so saddened over this unfornunate event. My heart has hurt for these 3 young boys, and the victims. I cant imagine spending my life in prison starting at such an age, for nothing. I am going to make it a point to follow this in depth, and support them…I will pass the word all over. I live in Texas, and come from a very small town in Kentucky, so I am familiar with small town corruption and justice. My prayers are with the families of the boys who died and the boys lost to the justice systems.

  123. miranda

    August 2, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    i have been following this case for many years and I have to say it disgusts me to see people name calling back and fourth. My heart goes out to Damien, Jesse and Jason. And though I do not know any of these men personally I think it would disgust them to see the name calling that is going on here. Their appeals are what is important, not your petty arguing!

  124. Nancy Pemberton

    August 12, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I am working for Jessie Misskelley with his attorneys, Michael Burt and Jeff Rosenzweig. We're now in Jessie and Jason's Rule 37 hearing and I have not been able to reach Victoria Hutcheson. If she wants to help Jessie and Jason, now is the time. Can anyone help me locate her? Thanks.

  125. Bob

    August 12, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    The moment judge burnett took his seat as the judge this case was already over. this man has shown mothing but bias all through the years, everytime there is new hearing he again he has came out of retirement to make sure these three innocent boys remain where they are.Nothing will change till this feeble minded man moves on to a higher judge where the verdict will be final,lets hope soon

  126. Bob

    August 12, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Yes Miranda you so right , wherever there is comment thread there has to be infighting , yhis squbling does nothing for the wm3, i thought this was place where people dicuss logiical dialouge, pertaining to wm3 y insulting each oyher helps no one as the majoity of people on this thred do not know each other, so the blaming is of no interest to most , the point is to free the wm3 and let the three 8yr old vitims have their day in court, find the real murderer

  127. Deanna

    August 14, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Hey Victoria I could have swore you sat here and EVERYWHERE ELSE saying you would do ANYTHING to right the wrongs you created… DID YOU NOT???
    But yet they announce today that you refuse to take the stand because,
    " statute of limitations on possible perjury charge has run out if if Vicki contradicts her prior testimony from Jessie's trial in January of 1994. State says it is not willing to grant immunity "


  128. Deanna

    August 14, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    And more power to anyone who watnts to attack me, but until I saw that pop up on the news I was lal for Vicky and believed she had redeamed herself and all… She always said she would do ANYTHING to fix or help fix the bull she did… And here's her turn and she runs LIKE A COWARD because her life is more precious then those who DID NOT commit ANY SORT of crime… You've lived your life, you've watched your kids grow up GO FIX YOUR EVIL SCREW UP!!! You say god is the one going to judge you? YOUR DAMN STRAIGHT HE IS BECAUSE YOU JUST COMMITTED A MORTAL SIN…
    I cant believe I actually fell for all your bullshit that you were a better person that you felt so bad for all you've done…

  129. Deanna

    August 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Oh and by the way I pass no judgements on the family, and I KNOW you were coerced into lying Vicky, butonce again you say you'd fix it if you could, and you pass up your one chance because boohoo you dont want to be charged with purjury regardless of the fact that 2 boys are facing multiple life terms and 1 is faceing death compared to a couple years you'd get… it's cruel…
    But yes Scott I commend you for sticking your neck out to share the truth…

  130. Deanna

    August 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    And about the case…
    Personally i believe the website that it was possibly a drug crime involving possible the 2 step fathers, the bojangles guy and the loss amd misleading of info by the police who were friends with byars. Everyone should check it out, it has a lot of information that was NEVER on the movies and such and it really makes you think… I dont remember anyone saying anything about chris's brother stating he heard gun shots and then 30 minutes later bojangles poped in, and that byers was not with him and his friends searching like he claimed he was etc etc… And once again why havent they checked the shed (for any type of evidence)that byars had to soooo quickly run and check for the boys at???

  131. Deanna

    August 14, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    No sign of stuggle at the site means they were hog tied else where they were probably coerced into metting step dad at the shed etc who also lied saying he had gotten home to no chris when grandpa said byers was already home when he got there to babysit and said he was gonna pick up chris from school… And the wife… puncture wounds in feet and hands but yet they ruled it overdose/suicide because she had told byars she wanted a divorce for cheating… But yet on the movie had had made the comment "after my wifes murder"… and he didnt attempt cpr on his wife until TOLD to after the neighbor showed up??? WTH.. meh… So many dead ends that the stupid courts didnt take into consideration.. unless oh wait… The cops were covering up some sort of drug ring or something?? =/

  132. Deanna

    August 14, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Forgive my novel… But I had a lot to say and it only lets you say so much at once.

  133. Bob

    August 14, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    this injustice in the wm2 will not end, as usuall burnett has turned his hechmen loose on the wirness,.and the state of Arkansas again is not looking. til the voteing public stands up to these backward thinking westmemphes justice system and tell to do the right thing free these men oryou will never see office again.

  134. Bec

    August 15, 2009 at 12:46 am

    I'm not trying to pass judgement but dont understand why you wont do whats right Vickie, can't you see that they are just trying to scare you out of giving evidence.
    You have had a chance to live your life why wont you let there guys live theirs. What about Damiens son did you ever think about all that he has missed out on cause of your actions.
    To me I just find it selfish that you want tell the truth cause they wont grant you immunity.
    I'm from Australia and maybe thats just it, maybe we are different down here. Down here we have a saying if you make your bed you have to lay in it!, so why wont you lay in yours

    Do the right thing!

  135. Parkway

    August 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Vicki, fortune favours the brave. Be brave for them now. Be brave for us now. Be brave for yourself. You can do it. Please try. Help these guys please. Sending love, hope and courage from Queensland Australia.

  136. Stu

    August 15, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Deanna, don't waste your breath. The woman has no conscience.

    Let's take a look at what she's said in this very blog.

    "The truth in this case has been not something used often myself included but today I can sleep nights. Before it was a little difficult."

    "One thing I am not is a coward. Maybe I cowarded out in 1994 but buddy I won't ever again."

    "Our feelings can't be hurt and stop focusing on what went on and start focusing on what can be done! Arent we all reaching for the same thing….Jessie, Jason and Damiens freedom."

    "I have changed and I have changed alot but I don't have to prove this to anyone God knows and thats all that matters."

    "I have made it clear that I will help in any way I can to do what is right now. I cant change what has happened nor can I take back what has already been done but I can make a difference in the now and I am trying to do just that."

    "We will help any way and at any time that it would help Jessy, Jason and Damien but other than that."

    She is absolute gutter scum. And that goes for you too Scotty "Pig Pen" Hutcheson and anybody else who tries to defend her.

    Let's see how long this post lasts before lil Scotty deletes it.

    [youtube xjsNmEFFB_g youtube]

  137. Deanna

    August 16, 2009 at 12:40 am

    ALl I can say in response to your comment Stu is Vicky is the largest hipocrit in the world,

    "I have made it clear that I will help in any way I can to do what is right now. I cant change what has happened nor can I take back what has already been done but I can make a difference in the now and I am trying to do just that."

    Here's your chance to make your DIFFERENCE you claim you will so confidently do, and what do you do? EXACTLY WHAT YOU SAID YOU ARENT… YOU'RE A COWARD VICKY ALL YOU CARE ABOUT IS YOU!!!

    • denise

      August 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm

      please, PLEASE… BUY A DICTIONARY! I am finished reading anything you post, due to your obvious ignorance! Aaarrrrgg!

  138. Deanna

    August 16, 2009 at 12:40 am

    You helped put these innocent boys in jail with your bullshit because saving your ass when you WERE GUILTY of a crime was more important then INNOCENT CHILDREN!! ANd now… YOUR CHANCE TO REDEEM AND GET YOUR FORGIVENESS FROM YOUR GOD SINCE YOU CLAIM YOU ARE OH SO RELIGIOUS AND YOU WHAT??!!!??!! YOU DO EXACTLY WHAT YOUR "GOD" DOESNT LIKE! Lying with your right hand on the holy bible isnt enough, you have a chance to help free those you used the lord in vein that day on and you wont??!!! WHAT MORE DO YOU HAVE TO LIVE FOR THAT YOUR LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THEN GIVING THEM EVEN A SLIGHT CHANCE THEY ARE ALREADY IN THE 30's FOR GODS SAKE!!! LET THEM HAVE CHILDREN AND GET MARRIED LET DAMIEN SLEEP IN THE SAME BED WITH HIS WIFE AND SEE HIS SON GET MARRIED AND HAVE KIDS FOR GODSS SAKE!!!!!!!

  139. Deanna

    August 16, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Once more Vicky I cant even BEGIN TO BELIEVE why I looked up to you for admitting your mistakes and all you did, it was all a facad a bunch of BULLSHIT to make yourself look good and get people off your ass!! Well no more, I now see what kind of evil vindictive person you REALLY ARE!!!
    According to YOUR bible you will burn in hell for this Vicky, but according to your not once but TWICE now evil deeds YOU WILL BURN TWICE FOR IT!!!

  140. Deanna

    August 16, 2009 at 12:42 am

    And YES a novel ONCE AGAIN because I am absolutly IRATE at the fact that you are a lying hypocrit that is more concerned about yourself who guess what Vicky THE COURTS SAID THEY ARE PROBABLY GOING YTO PERSECUTE YOU ANYWAY SO GO LET THE INNOCENT HAVE A LITTLE OF THEIR LIFE BACK FOR GODS SAKE!!!
    Get some of your damn humanity back Vicky!!!!

  141. 4Real

    August 16, 2009 at 5:05 am

    Hey phony christian VH……GALATIONS 6:7 (also applies to females). Boy are you going to get yours !

  142. Miranda

    August 17, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    VH attended the hearings; took legal advice; acted upon it. Now that is a crime? What is more it would seem that as she was unable to testify the video of her stating the facts under oath was accepted into evidence in lieu along with Ms Pemberton's testimony.

    That is a result. Maybe not the one that many would have preferred but the one that happened. As a nation you seem to refer to a God an awful lot but with no real Christian compassion! Interesting that retribution is of more importance than redemption / acceptance / forgiveness. Talk about OT thumping – someone forgot to let on that The New Testament came after that Crucifixion.

    Neither Jason nor Jessie spat in the face of VH nor tried to claw her eyes out – can we not follow their lead if we are truly vested in this travesty of justice being righted? That surely is the aim of the defense teams and their clients.

  143. Miranda

    August 17, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    part 2 . .
    I guess Australia is going the way of USA if posting that video clip of Stu bravely trying to taunt VH on camera. It was bad enough being proudly up on your site Stu – but on her son's site? Freedom of Speech is abused when it is used to cover as a freedom to be rude, unkind, bitchy etcetera. As I said on your board you would appear to afford more civility for the prosecution these days – or is it just that Judge Burnett could just maybe have you removed or discouraged as a public nuisance? You would seem to have no shame. But this is merely my opinion of your current actions, and from a very British perspective to boot!

    Scott it does no harm staying here. Your mother and her companion, maintain their composure despite having the camera and comments intrusively thrust in their faces. That ,and it's title, merely reflect the mindset of the crass camera man!


    With apologies if anyone is offended by the Biblical references. But it would seem that Hell Fire & Damnation are as alive as satanism was back in '93.

  144. denise

    August 17, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I certainly did not come here to slam Vicki. We have all made mistakes. We all do what we think is the best…. Or that is how I was taught, but, I wasn't taught in Arkansas. I do hope she decided to step up and clear the air. As much the air outside her soul as inside. She will, someday NEED to do the right thing, at whatever risk, to keep her sanity, whether she cares about the lives of others or not. At this point she is still concerned more for herself than others, that is typical American, I believe. Meanwhile, the perjury remains an issue for me. I simply cannot imagine taking the stand to lie, but that's me, not her. I also cannot fathom not bracing myself for the consequences, whether or not was granted immunity, once I realize I need to tell the truth, but, again, that's just me.

  145. denise

    August 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Please, Vicki, I beg of you!!! Stand up! You may, doubtfully if 1st offense, go to jail for a minute. Jail! Not prison and most certainly not death row. If that were to happen, while you're there, you will know you have "X" time to serve and you will go home…. YOU have the power to make a difference, please don't waste that power.
    What if your son were the one the chose to railroad in this way? Wouldn't you want me to take the perjury chance to attempt to clear yours?!

  146. bojango

    August 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    yhou shall not bere faults wintness against thy nieghbour, think these will be rough on you wait till you meet the real judge

    • denise

      August 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm

      can we just leave the bible out of this? didn't that book cause enough messiness already? Without the bible, you have no devil… without that, this case could have never been! Make sense?

  147. Neko

    August 18, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Miranda, I thank every non-existant imaginary deity ever created for the likes of Stu. He's there when so many more of us from Australia (and everywhere else from around the world) would also like to be there alongside of him in the quest for the truth in all this mess and to show their support for Jason and Jessie. He's only asking the questions that everyone else wants Vicki to answer. I say good on him for doing so.

  148. moviegeeks

    August 18, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    "Let's see how long this post lasts before lil Scotty deletes it. "

    I havent deleted ANYTHING from the site. All of the comments are still here. My mom was advised by both the attorney appointed to her not to say anything and by the defense attorneys.

  149. moviegeeks

    August 18, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    And where does this name "Pig Pen" come in? Are you just making up nicknames for me now?

  150. Stu

    August 19, 2009 at 2:29 am

    "My mom was advised by both the attorney appointed to her not to say anything and by the defense attorneys"

    As I posted at my website, Scott, it's certainly not my understanding of the situation.

    They were the ones that had Nancy Pemberton post on your blog to try and contact her. Why would they do that if they didn't want her to testify?

    I was there and I spoke with the defense. I know what went down.

    • moviegeeks

      August 19, 2009 at 8:13 pm

      you know what they told you went down Stu.

  151. Observer

    August 19, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    what is done is done. I think Vicky and Scott should stand by there stand on this blog to help in anyway they can. Anyway I can doesnt mean assess the situation to see if I can going to be punished for it first.

    I hope these hearings are successful. They have to be because there is probably there cant be much they can do…..

    • moviegeeks

      August 19, 2009 at 8:14 pm

      I personally AM doing everything I can do. I cant take the stand as I have no information relevant to the hearings.

  152. Observer

    August 19, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    That post didnt make sense. sorry.

    'Help in anyway I can' doesn't mean i'll help only if I am not going to get any punishment for what I did wrong.

    There cant be many more chances left for Jessie, Jason and Damien – so if anything can still be done please do it.

  153. WhyDimmi

    August 19, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    This insanity has got to stop. Whether or not people want to address this issue, this is a giant team effort and we need to stop eating each other alive.

    Whatever your thoughts are on how badly, or why Vicki fucked up, she will most likely still be important to the defense as we finally work our way out of the Arkansas circuit and move to the federal level.

    Great strides were made by getting her video submitted as testimony – that’s a good thing. Getting Nancy Pemberton on the stand to re-iterate the finer points of Vicki’s story is also a good thing. Vicki showing up, that in itself took courage and well, she didn’t cross the finish line yet, but how is the public flogging going to help?


  154. WhyDimmi

    August 19, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    We can all sit and speculate that we would jump over hell and high water to right a wrong if we thought it would help the WM3, but frankly I think we’ve seen enough intimidation, public hysteria and flat out bully-like behavior already, and we should be above this.

    Focus, look ahead, and don’t set bridges ablaze just yet.

    Vicki, if you read this, my heart goes out to you. I don’t understand your choices, but sometimes I don’t understand my own. I hope you take time to sort this out and know that there are folks out here that believe you can turn this around.


    • Miranda

      August 21, 2009 at 12:07 pm

      Well said


  155. denise

    August 20, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Ok, I have commented on many things as I have read through this whole blog. I am going to put my 2 cents worth in, here and now. Sorry if it takes a couple of posts… From what I can tell, this site has been inundated by idiots who have nothing better to do than slam scott and his mom, and assume someone else, whether it be Byers or Hobbs or Mr. Bojangles must have been the culprit….
    My idea is for everyone who knows nothing about the case to quit pretending they do. If you have nothing constructive to say… REMAIN SILENT! Name calling and bickering will not help the situation! I have followed this case, quietly from the sidelines since the boys' arrest.

  156. denise

    August 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Right now, we all need to focus on getting this case out of the hands of corrupt police, prosecutors and judges and get them a fair trial, at last. We can worry about who really did these heinous murders, later! By later, I mean when Jessie Jason and Damien are sitting on couches eating Big Macs! Until then, we might consider not becoming the same as those we hate within the system. By this, I mean stop trying to solve the crime with the partial information each of us has! I have seen, just on THIS blog, people who are ready to hang Byers by his body parts. Yeah, he may be a bit nuts, aren't we all? He may be a bit overmedicated… too many American's are. But is he the killer? Hell, I don't know! I have read ever line of the casefile and I don't know…neither do you! So what?!?! Worry about that later! Priorities, people.

  157. denise

    August 20, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Try to put down your own prescription bottles and FOCUS! Also, can we stop throwing the fucking bible in the conversation?!?! That damned book is a HUGE part of how this all happened in the first goddamned place! The book itself would be one thing if it were not used a crutch for so many people's lives. Put down the fairy tales and get on with it! The publicity of satan-worship promoted these convictions… No bible, no satan – no satan, no satanic panic! Keep your choices in fables to yourselves and get on with business of trying to fix the setup convictions!!!

  158. denise

    August 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Vicki and Scott – Good luck, you guys have a rough road ahead, as you've had behind, I'm sure. Vicki, I am happy to know you have changed your stars! Now consider going to the next step. I am not berating nor belittling you, please don't be defensive, I mean no offense! Even if you had to go to jail for your role, it's just jail, not death row. No one knows how you feel but you. You have come so far, there is only a little further to go, if you can make it. I don't know what I would be able to handle if I were in your shoes, so no judgement from me, dear!!! Remember how much better you felt having released this, this far? Imagine the release you'd feel if you went all the way? I hope you will, but know you have my respect for the changes you have made in yourself and the quaity of the children you raised! Best wishes!!!

  159. Deanna

    August 20, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Personally I only brought up that "book" because that was Vicky's scapegoat, oh I'm a good Christian woman, I have asked for gods forgiveness blah blah blah. I will help in anyway I can, but now that anyway I can has turned into…
    Anyway I can EXCEPT take back the fact that I lied to a court, judge, jury, 3 innocent boys, 3 deceased innocent boys parents and that "book" you claim is sooooo important to you…
    All because I can be persecuted for what I did wrong… OMG!! First of all you did the damn wrong so you need to pay the price I dont care what anyone says, she commited purjury she needs to fix it regardless if she's going to jail or not. At least she isnt going to be sitting on death row for it and missing out on her only kid's ENTIRE childhood!!!!
    Say what you all want, at one point I commended Vicky for what she had done, admitting she had done wrong.
    All I can say is, you migh as well take the damn stand Vicky they have arleady said you're more then likely going to get slammed for the purjury anyway since they accepted the video tape..
    GET OVER IT! You HELPED lock them up, help fix it already!!

  160. Mr. Teacher

    August 31, 2009 at 1:34 am

    I am a teacher who is 38 years old. I live in MS and would like to know the TRUTH before I die. I do have a hard time believing that the three men locked up did this crime. Not because they couldn't do something this BAD but because they don't have a complete brain between the three of them. They are all below average intelligence and it had to take some smarts to commit this crime and leave no blood. I just pray the truth comes out before I die.

  161. bojqango

    September 8, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    as maria levrett finished column on sept 3 ( its a shame) the world sees arkansass justice system as niether having, knowing , or feeling any shame.

  162. matt allen

    September 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I am very late with this… I watched the two documentaries on the WM3 for the first time just the other day, was the first i had ever heard about it….. I am in shock….. What is wrong with the world???? In my opinion the WM3 are innocent, now that i know about this case, I shall try to draw more attention to it here in the uk….. I hope that one day true justice will prevail and the TRUE killer is put away…..
    M. Buyers = Nut job……. nuff said…..

  163. I.L.L.

    September 19, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I'm not about to read 7 pages of comments and back-and-forth bullshit, but I've got a couple of things to say. If they've already been said, sorry.

    First, I often wonder how Aaron is doing. Let's face it – what his mom did back in 1993 is disgusting. I hope he's doing okay. And, yeah, Vicki, we all get it. You're sorry, no one can make you feel bad, nobody gets it, you've already beat yourself up and want to do whatever you can to help these 3 innocent men (no, Scott, there's no "even if they are guilty" in this case). But you had selfish intentions, and you ruined 4 separate lives (I'm including Aaron here) with your lies. AND you're NOT doing everything in your power to make things right again.

    You want to help? Tell the truth now. You're still worried about getting in trouble for perjury. Well, hmmm, guess you shouldn't have lied to begin with. What's the sentence for perjury? Can't be as bad as life sentences and the death penalty. Can't be as bad as having new evidence disregarded and motions for new trials continuously denied.

    You actually did the crime, so pay the time. These 3 young men don't deserve to be in prison because you wanted to be a "truth seeker," a.k.a. make good with law enforcement to clear your tarnished name. And now you want to come off as an angel with bruised wings? Yeah, not buying it.

    You're right, though. You only have to answer to God. I just hope his answers aren't falling on deaf ears.

    P.S. Mr. Teacher – really? You think the only reason these 3 didn't commit the murders is because "they don't have a complete brain between the three of them?" I hope to God you're not a criminal justice teacher. Really. How about all the facts? The severe lack of evidence? The prejudice, hysteria, superstitions? Poor investigation tactics and practices? Besides, have you sat down and talked to any of these guys? Sure, it's fact that Misskelley was below average intelligence, but what does that prove about their intelligence overall?

    And Dimmi, I appreciate you trying to be the mature one here, but do you remember any police, investigation, lawyer, or court officials who tried to step up beyond the finger-pointing and bully-like behavior back when 3 teenagers were being accused of this horrible crime?

    • freethewm3

      October 11, 2009 at 9:50 pm

      I really agree with you but I must also add that if they lock Vicky up then all of those lying sob's from the state need to be behind bars also.

  164. Mr. Teacher

    September 20, 2009 at 3:16 am

    They were all below AVERAGE intelligence ILL. And I'm starting to believe you are too.

    • Mr. Teacher

      September 22, 2009 at 12:03 am

      Real clever. Hope your students learn more than this kind of crap from you.

      And just because somebody lives in a trailer park or drops out of school or receives poor grades DOES NOT mean he/she is below average intelligence. These guys may not have cared much about school or education, and they may have had some behavioral or mental health issues, but that doesn't mean they're stupid. Can you produce IQ test results of each of these guys you claim are all below average intelligence?

    • ladywolfe67

      October 29, 2009 at 12:31 am

      I am far from "below average intelligence," and I am calling you out, Teacher. I am not surprised, though. You may have been educated in some regard; however, I still find you ignorant. Most "educators" in this area have blinders on, as do you.

  165. Melissa

    October 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    MR teacher, I thankyou for reitterating Jesse's lack of intelligence. Would you by chance,have an explanation for the obvious lack of intelligence of Burnett?

    Vicky, when you have lied to the point of getting someone on death row, why do you think that you may be of help now?

  166. kate

    December 21, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Yeah! I agree with you Jerrad ! Let them think whatthey enat ti think. as long as you know to yourself that you are dong what's right. Jesus is the only one who can judge you. God will help you with your struggle!

  167. D-In-Ark

    May 3, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Geesh …. some of these people are perfect examples of why Arkansas has the backwoods, redneck, inbred reputation that it does with many people in other parts of the country. Vicki knew damn well what she was doing & didn't care about the consequences, or who it hurt …. if that was her son, possibly innocent people, or anyone else in the world.

    She was after TWO things, and two things only. One was her 15 minutes of fame, "playing detective" (same reason why people just like her are always the first ones to comment on the news about the "tarnader that blowed the roof off my trailer and sucked up my dog"). The second reason …. how can I put this politely, huummm, let's see …. MONEY!! Those gold pieces out there in the reward fun were just too tempting for her, even if the chance of receiving them required lieing, making up dramatic stories, "playing detective", & manipulating a child.

    And the WORST thing about it is that to a large degree, she's still defending some of those actions. Sure, she'll say she sorry & that she screwed up. But when faced by the facts & questioned about them, you can bet the first thing to happen will be her getting defensive, as she's done here. And quite often others members of her clan will jump right in too, with their "You did a real good job Mom" crap.

    The VERY best course of action would be just to perform whatever support you think is necessary for the 3 convicted killers & not get involved with all of the drama on the internet. It only serves to reinforce the common belief that you contributed a great deal to this cluster of a trial, but don't want to admit just HOW much. But I know you can't do that. It's now going on TWO decades & the entire world is still hearing much of the same junky rambling from BOTH sides of the issue.

    Lastly, for the people outside of the state, please don't assume that ALL Arkansas residents are media-whores, ambulance-chasers, pretend-detectives, & tend to marry within their own extended family, creating off-spring whos dad might have once been their uncle or cousin. Those types are actually a very low percentage in the state …. but they just squeak louder than everyone else, so can' help but get noticed …. which is exactly what they crave so much.

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