From WREG News: “At a hearing held today regarding evidence in the West Memphis 3 murders, the names of several new possible suspects were released by attorneys for the mother of one of the victims…. One of those named is Terry Hobbs…. Also on the list is David Jacoby, LG Hollingsworth and Buddy Lucas.”
Now slowly winding its way to trial, the alleged child molestation case against Robert Adams and Creative Frontiers School first made the news in July 2011, when the school was closed and Adams was declared a suspected child molester based on uncorroborated allegations alone: allegations made by a 65-year-old school volunteer who'd been passed over for a paid position; allegations that were released in prosecution press-packets and that made national and international news within 24 hours; allegations that, in the two years since, have been loudly and repeatedly denied by actual children at the school; allegations that were confounded by the six months of school video surveillance seized by police; allegations since dropped from the case altogether, but only to be replaced, by prosecutors desperate to save face and avoid a staggering lawsuit, with statements made, one and all, by a fresh handful of demonstrably motivated accusers: two families who owe money to the school, two fired teachers, and their friends; allegations that stand in marked contrast to the experiences of over-five-thousand students and employees who have played on the bucolic 7-acre campus and sat in the cottage-style classrooms of the 30-year-old, predominately women-staffed, private school that once thrived, like hope itself, among the sprawl of Citrus Heights, Sacramento County, California.
New West Memphis Three
Leaving aside as well the predilections of, and the misinformation supplied by, local newspapers and local authorities in West Memphis, there can be no doubt that the crime scene was easily interpreted as suggesting a sexual component to the murders…. [but] I would also suggest that the investigation went far afield not because of the sex-crime angle, but because of the perceived homo-sexual violence of the crimes…. For the literal-minded/illiterate in West Memphis the fantasy of a consummate breed of homosexual male violence carried at least as much Biblical fear/hatred as that text’s injunctions against occult arts, and was every bit as potent as the Satanic Panic among West Memphis jurors in 1993….
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Pam Hicks (originally Pam Hobbs) filed suit in June, when West Memphis authorities denied her initial requests to view records and evidence related to the murder of her child, Stevie Branch, nearly 20 years ago — one of three children murdered in a case made famous by Arkansas’ wrongful conviction of the so-called West Memphis Three – a case that remains, as a result of Arkansas’ botched investigation and prosecution, unsolved. Hicks as well as John Mark Byers, father of murdered Christopher Byers, so far have met with stonewalling from the authorities now being sued in a third, amended version of the original suit: West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes; Mayor of West Memphis, William H. Johnson; and Congressional hopeful and current Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, Scott Ellington.