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    It's a very simple question.

    It's a sworn tape recorded fact that Misskelley told the police, the Prosecution, and his own attorneys in private that he was present and participated in this crime.

    Just show us one indication that he ever told any of them otherwise?

    Sure he plead not guilty to murder, but then he never confessed to murder did he?

    When in the last decade and a half has he EVER said he wasn't there?

    Once again, if you ignore his constant confessions, it's because you don't WANT to believe them.

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    That's one thing that gets me....I can fully believe that someone could be coerced into a confession, but you would think at some point they would proclaim innocence. To my knowledge, he never has. He has recanted confessions before only to later reconfess.

    If he is innocent, the only reason I can think that he never proclaimed innocence is he now believes he was there. Hear me out....Let's say he was drunk the night of the murders (he has said that), he doesn't remember what happened (blacked out), the police later planted the idea into his head that he was involved creating a false memory of the night...I know it's far fetched but possible.

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    ^ if he did black out and the idea was 'planted' that still doesn't explain the broken whiskey bottle found where he said it was going to be, and of the brand he nominated which corroborates the confession.

    He doesn't proclaim innocence, even here....

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    He has recanted confessions before only to later reconfess.
    But that's the thing, STIDHAM has claimed he recanted - I've never seen Misskelley recant.

    Not once.

    In fact, according to several sources including Mike Allen, Brent Davis, and District attorney Dustin McDaniel, Misskelley is maintaining his participation to his prison counsler to this day.

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    I feel very confident that JM was eventually convinced by his attorneys not to discuss the case with the press.

    As for jailhouse gossip, I'm not fond of it whether it comes from inmates or LE.

    But JM does seem to have learned that he can expect better treatment when he says what LE wants to hear.

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    Yes, although his IQ may be questionable, I find him more credible than Damien, who claims not to remember how old he was when he was arrested for a triple murder, an arrest that culminated in him being sentenced to death. Damien also claims that his written assertion that he was the next messiah, was probably a work of fiction as he is apparently a wonderful writer and not a deluded, mentally ill man.

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    I feel very confident that JM was eventually convinced by his attorneys not to discuss the case with the press.
    And why would they advise their client not to tell the media he was innocent?
    But JM does seem to have learned that he can expect better treatment when he says what LE wants to hear.
    Really?

    According to you, that's what landed him in prison?

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    False cofessions certainly exist, but in every documented case I can find, they have been later recanted. JM has never stated that he was not involved, even maintaining his own guilt after conviction. I don't understand how his low IQ is apparently the cause of his "coerced confession" and yet supporters refuse to believe that his low IQ could also be an explanation for the few discrepancies that are present in his multiple cofessions. For a mentally challenged man, he sure got most of the facts right.

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    For a mentally challenged man, he sure got most of the facts right.
    Especially when you consider that according to him he was "puke drunk" during the crime.

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    ITA, if he worked those confessions to fit with the facts as led by LE then he's an idiot savant, much too complex a story, and too many corroborating facts. Perhaps it was stupid of him to confess, I'm sure his co-convincted would have preferred he had kept his mouth shut, but since they were also blurting out confessions to their peers I doubt this one would have been kept quiet for long anyway.

    He hasn't proclaimed innocence because he's not, and even though he was involved in this horrific murder, at least he had enough decency to admit it, and show some contrition.


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    He hasn't proclaimed innocence because he's not, and even though he was involved in this horrific murder, at least he had enough decency to admit it, and show some contrition.
    Exactly.

    If Stidham would have actually represented his client's best interest, Misskelley would probably be out of prison by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty larry View Post
    Especially when you consider that according to him he was "puke drunk" during the crime.
    Exactly! Which kind of jars with the insistance by his lawyer and family, that he is functioning at the level of a five year old. The five year olds that I know do not get "puke drunk", nor do they have girlfriends and indulge in conversations full of sexual innuendo.

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    Speaking of his girlfriend:

    On Thursday night on June 3, 1993 at approximately 8:30 or 9 p.m., I detective Charlie Dabbs, Detective Tony Anderson from the West Memphis Police Department and Sergeant Tankersley with the Crittenden County Sheriff's Office, after obtaining a Consent To Search form signed by Jessie Misskelley, escorted Jessie Misskelley and his wife to their residence.
    We went in and secured the residence until the search and evidence team arrived. While sitting in their living room for approximately two hours, and during conversation Mr. and Mrs. Misskelley talked about different incidents. During the conversation, Mrs. Misskelley got to talking about how Jessie Jr. was waking her up at night crying and having nightmares. Every time she went into his room he would be crying hysterically and he would tell her it was because his girlfriend was moving away. She told us it happened a number of times, and that she could not believe his girlfriends' moving would cause that kind of hysterical behavior, but that little Jessie had been acting strange.


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    Jessie confessed because he couldn't carry the burden of what he'd done. It's as clear as day unless you're invested in believing the confessions were false. He regretted it, badly.

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    I can't understand why Jesse would not testify against Damien and Jason. By the time J and D's trial started Jesse's was over and it was a well known fact he implicated them in the crime so why not testify against them for a sweet deal? He was already known as a snitch so what would it hurt to testify against them? What did he have to lose? I know he gave an explanation saying he would not do it because it was wrong to lie. Did he commit the crime by himself and felt bad for implicating J and D so he decided not to testify against them because he would feel even worse if his testimony got them convicted for something they did not do?
    "IT TAKES A LOT BIGGER MAN TO STAND UP AND ADMIT HIS MISTAKES THAN TO HIDE BEHIND A LIE"
    WHY WON'T ANYONE STAND UP FOR HALEIGH??!! WHY?? TELL THE TRUTH!!
    HALEIGH DESERVES IT!!

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