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    SUSPECT: Michael Lloyd Self

    MICHAEL LLOYD SELF v. STATE TEXAS (09/18/74)

    THE TEXAS COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS
    September 18, 1974

    MICHAEL LLOYD SELF, APPELLANT
    v.
    THE STATE OF TEXAS, APPELLEE

    Appeal from Harris County

    COUNSEL

    Appellant: Thomas M. Roberson; 608 Fannin, Wuite 1800; Houston, Tx. 77002. Appellee: Carol Vance, D.A.; Houston, Tx.

    Author: Dally
    MICHAEL LLOYD SELF v. STATE TEXAS (09/18/74)
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    SUSPECT - Michael Lloyd Self

    Details: In 1972, the bodies of teenagers Rhonda Johnson and Sharon Shaw were discovered in a remote Webster, Texas field. The police soon connected the murders to Michael Lloyd Self who subsequently confessed to the crimes, but several official's believe that confession was coerced by a crooked officer and that an innocent man now sits in prison for a crime he never did.
    http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/w...ael_Lloyd_Self
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    Taking another look at Texas cold case killings

    LISA OLSEN,Houston Chronicle

    HOUSTON (AP) — Suntanned and skinny, 14-year-olds Rhonda Renee Johnson and her best friend, Sharon Shaw, vanished from Galveston in 1971 in what some now suspect was part of a serial killer's murderous spree.

    A few months later, two more surfer girls, just 15, disappeared after catching a ride in Galveston near Stewart Beach.

    All four were killed, their bones and remains later found in marshy bayous.
    Several of Johnson's family members are convinced of Self's guilt.

    Others are not.

    "There was a great concern the system had blamed the wrong person," said Clinard J. Hanby, a defense lawyer who worked on Self's federal appeals and at one point persuaded a federal judge to set Self free. His release was later overturned by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Self died in prison in 2000.

    Even former Harris County prosecutor Douglas O'Brien, who worked the case, became convinced the wrong man went to prison and the true killer remained unpunished.

    It was after Self's death that Galveston police officer Paige began re-investigating the 1971 disappearances. Paige believes a serial killer committed the murders of the four girls abducted from Galveston in 1971, and likely others.

    Willis, their friend, just wishes they'd gotten in her Cougar that day: "There's never been closure for me."


    http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=58695
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. - 973 F.2d 1198

    This appeal is bottomed on "our federalism" and turns on the proper application of the 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d) presumption of correctness accorded state findings of fact. Its genesis is Michael Lloyd Self's conviction in 1973 for murder. In 1991, the district court granted his habeas application, holding that his confession, the critical evidence at trial, was obtained in violation of his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and his Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Based on our review of the state record, we conclude that the district court, inter alia, violated § 2254(d) by disregarding state findings which are fairly supported by the record, and so erred, in part, by making credibility choices contrary to those of the state judge who observed the witnesses' demeanor. We hold that the challenged confession was not obtained contrary to the Constitution and, therefore, REVERSE and REMAND for entry of an order of dismissal.
    http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/...3/1198/386343/
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/

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    The PoliceNews

    According to their reports, Self
    confessed to the murders of
    Johnson and Shaw after being
    interrogated by several officers
    including Morris, Deal and officer
    Henry Morgan. After signing a confession,
    he was taken to Houston to
    appear before Judge Lee Duggan
    to be formally advised of his rights.
    Duggan also appointed Houston
    Attorney Dewey Meadows to represent
    him.
    The Houston Chronicle reported
    in a story on November 13, 1975:
    ‘Convict’s Claim of Forced
    Confession Probed’ that Harris
    County District Attorney Carol S.
    Vance appointed Ted Busch, his
    Trail Bureau Chief, to investigate
    claims that the police coerced the
    Murder Investigations Likely
    Marred By Crooked Cops
    Breck Porter / The Police News
    Continued on pg. 26
    (Crooked Cop
    Detective Paige who continues to pursue
    the deaths of these girls with dogged determination,
    interviewed Tommy Deal earlier this
    year from his federal prison cell in Ohio where
    he will likely spend the rest of his life for serial
    bank robbery. Deal confirmed that he and
    Morris were carrying out the bank robberies
    all during the time they were conducting the
    investigation of Michael Lloyd Self. He told
    Paige that he had robbed several Texas
    banks, one in Clear Lake City twice. This supports
    the report by reporter Tom Moran.
    Michael Self was convicted solely on his confession
    and the testimony of these two convicted
    bank robbers masquerading as police
    officers. There was no physical evidence, no
    murder weapon, no witnesses, no nothing to
    support
    http://thepolicenews.net/html/gcpnoct06.pdf
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



    Write to:
    Chairman Charles L. Mann Sr.
    NC Post Release Supervision & Parole Commission
    P.O. Box 29540
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0540
    RE: Fred Howard Coffey, DOC# 0081135
    or send an email to parole@doc.state.nc.us
    http://justice4amanda.tripod.com/



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