Friday, January 04, 2008

West Memphis 3 Update: Terry Wayne Hobbs vs. John Mark Byers?


West Memphis, Arkansas--In a case that has had as many twists-and-turns as the aftermath of WWII, there is another bizarre development: John Mark Byers is alleged to have come out for the innocence of the West Memphis 3. At this time, it's impossible to corroborate as Byers is alleged to be claiming that he's been doing "undercover work" towards whether another step-father might have been involved in the murders of the three eight-year-olds back in 1993--Terry Wayne Hobbs.
[John] Mark Byers has recently come out in favor of the innocence of those in prison. He has said he has helped perform undercover work, making tapes of his conversations with Terry Hobbs. He has made some remarkable allegations about Hobbs past. The supporting evidence for these allegations have yet to appear. (http://www.jivepuppi.com/Terry_Hobbs.html, November 15th, 2007)
What's interesting is that there have been suspicions that Byers did in fact do "undercover" informant work for the West Memphis Police Department prior to the murders of his own step-son and the other two children. It's likely that the informant work was related to drug interdiction, as West Memphis is a well known corridor for the flow of illegal drugs through that part of Arkansas. It should be noted that Hobbs's and Byers' step-sons suffered some of the most brutal mutilations and violence to their bodies. This includes what could be a bite-mark (or the lashing from a belt-buckle) on his face. Christopher Byers, step-son of John Mark Byers, suffered mutilation of the genitals.

Is
Byers innocent? So far, DNA-evidence found at the scene has not fully exonerated the man, now purported to reside outside of Millington, Tennessee. Some of the results of the DNA testing are still unknown, but one of the hairs found on the bodies of the children in a a shoestring ligature (binding) has a positive ID: Terry Wayne Hobbs. John Mark Byers and Terry Wayne Hobbs--what's common to these men? That's answered easily: both were step-parents, and both were involved in patterns of criminal violence, breaking-and-entering, and heavy drug-use. They also show signs of being abusive in their homes and with the children of others. Both Hobbs and Byers also came from strictly religious and economically comfortable backgrounds. They did not grow-up poor as the West Memphis 3 had. Then, there is the mysterious David Jacoby:

THOMAS FEDOR, FORENSIC EXPERT: None of the defendants could have been the source of that hair. None of the victims could have been the source of either hair. None of the DNA evidence from the crime scene connects any of the defendants to the scene of the crime.

MATTINGLY: So, who could the hairs belong to? A defense petition in federal court says the DNA from one hair is consistent with that of Terry Hobbs. Hobbs is the former stepfather of victim Steve Branch.

(on camera): Mr. Hobbs, do you feel like that the attorneys are accusing you of this crime?

ROSS SAMPSON, HOBBS'S ATTORNEY: The answer to that would be no.

MATTINGLY (voice-over): Hobbs agreed to go in front of our cameras while his attorney did the talking. And through most of my questions, Hobbs remained silent.

(on camera) Is it possible, Mr. Hobbs, that that was your hair?

SAMPSON: Sure. It was his son, Stephen Branch, who was murdered, and he's had to deal with this for the last 15 years.

MATTINGLY (voice-over): Defense attorneys say a second hair found at the scene is consistent with the DNA of Hobbs's friend, David Jacoby, and that the two were together in the hours before and after the victims disappeared.

Jacoby did not return our calls, but he did volunteer DNA samples to the defense. Authorities say they stand by the old convictions. West Memphis police have no plans to question anyone. ... (CNN transcipt, November 8th, 2007, http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0711/08/cnr.01.html)

And what of David Jacoby? What is his background? Who is he? His hair sample was found at the site where the bodies of the three murdered children were found, located on a tree stump. This is a relatively new name, and it should be noted here that Hobbs and Jacoby--both friends supporting each other's alibis on that day--have all generally remained out of the spotlight of this whole affair, ever since 1993. Hobbs in-particular has gone out of his way to avoid interviews until recently, while Jacoby has been relatively unknown to the general public until 2007.

While the cops try to get their stories straight and lose more evidence in their custody, a real move towards exoneration of the West Memphis 3 is building. It is long-overdue.

On November 18th of 2007,
Pamela Hobbs was arrested for domestic abuse of her sister, Sheila Muse. Drug abuse is the suspected reason for her behavior, a trait she shares with her ex-husband (as well as problems with drugs). Her own daughter aided her in the beating of Muse.

In an about-face, Pamela Hobbs is now siding with the calls for a new trial for the West Memphis 3. Still, there's the nagging question: what's John Mark Byers up to? Whatever it is, it appears that the real murderers of Steven Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers are growing restless. Everyone has to confess to their transgressions, and it's just a matter of when. When is coming soon.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't for a minute believe that Terry Hobbs had anything to do with murdering these boys.I've read the books,watched the films,read everything online that is available..

In his interviews,Terry comes across as honest.His body language is not typical of someone who would be nervous about being questioned about murdering 3 boys.Instead he seemed relaxed and truthful.As far as the little inconsistencies,you've got to give him a break for trying to remember every single detail over a decade later.

Matt Janovic said...

It's been proven that just about anyone can beat a lie detector, and many-many murderers have lied successfully. That's not to say Mr. Hobbs is an accomplice, though he could be after-the-fact. Also, there are very troubling signs in his own and his ex-wife's behaviors. I note her recent arrest, as well as the fact that she's starting to imply that he does know more than he's saying. We'll see. The DNA evidence should give anyone pause...

Anonymous said...

Since I saw Paradise Lost, I had a feeling the Hobbs family had something to do with the murders. I don't believe Mark Byers nor the West Memphis 3 are guilty of this terrible, terrible crime. Terry Hobbs is to blame. I feel it in my bones.

Matt Janovic said...

There's every reason to think that both Mark Byers and Terry Hobbs were mixed-up in the drug underworld.

We know that Byers was working for a time as a police informant, that he and his wife were known addicts for a long-time, had numerous run-ins with the law, and that's not even counting her peculiar death. The mismanagement of police informants and general incompetence by the West Memphis PD and the prosecution are probably at the heart of the case.

Would it surprise anyone if it was found that those kids were murdered in-retaliation for something that one, or the other, or both of are somehow to blame because they informed on someone? Why not?

The physical evidence doesn't bode well for Hobbs's fate, though an obstructionist judge is doing a fine job of keeping anyone from getting to the bottom of things. He's an obstacle that should be legally removed from the case altogether, he shows signs of some kind of a conflict-of-interest.

Anonymous said...

The brutalilty of the murders suggests an enormous amount of rage towards those that were brutalized the worst....from what I've read, that was Christopher. I find it interesting that Mark Byers had his teeth removed....apparently after bite marks were reported to be on one of the victims. Also, what about the dude that showed up at that restaurant covered in blood ...?? What I find troubling, is that it seems like these 3 are innocent and are paying the ultimate price for what someone else did, and that someone else is still roaming the streets, perhaps still committing heinous crimes.....My heart breaks for those 3 little boys....I can't even begin to imagine the terror they felt. Godspeed little ones.

Anonymous said...

There is no evidence to convict the WM3 of any crime nor can they be connected to the crimes. Mark Byers had a knife with human blood on it. Terry Hobbs was found to later have the knife that Stevie always carried with him. There is obvious anger carried out in the murders of Chris and Stevie. I believe Michael was a victim of circumstance. Both Byers and Hobbs should be thoroughly investigated. These crimes were committed by adult men.

Matt Janovic said...

Yes, although I'd imagine that both Mr. Hobbs and Mr. Byers have and are being investigated. It's my opinion that the West Memphis PD is holding all of the cards on this, and maybe even other Arkansas law enforcement agencies, like at the state level.

I cannot disagree with anything you write.Once again, I believe that the West Memphis PD is afraid their gross incompetence and the fact that Byers (and maybe Hobbs as well) were drug informants. There is much to point to these assertions, held by many.

Also remember that judges are appointed in this country, which to my mind makes them all suspect.True, some judges are elected--they all should be.

The anger expressed in the murders could very well have been for snitching on someone, a vengeance killing with--as you state--some victims of circumstance.

Anonymous said...

It absolutely breaks my heart knowing that there are innocent people in this world who are convicted of crimes they did not committ. I believe this to be true regarding the story of the West Memphis 3. After watching both movies of Paradise Lost, I am fully conviced that these boys (now men) need to be exonerated and released from prison. I also believe that Hobbs & Byers both played a part in this brutal crime. God will let the truth come out one day, and when that happens, the true killers will be faced with their punishments, Eternal HELL.

Matt Janovic said...

I agree. There are many in our inhuman prison system today who are innocent. Take former Gov. Sigelman of Alabama, he was very possibly a victim of Karl Rove's antics with the US Attorneys. Our legal system is a mess right now.

Anonymous said...

I am a little troubled by John Mark Byers behavior. After watching Paradise Lost and the way he blasted Damien and now he is supporting them? Maybe he knows the evidence just might point to the real killers..aka Hobbs and Jacoby! And what kind of undercover work is he doing? He is a little shady character with a volatile personality. Did his wife die under mysterious circumstances? And what about Hobbs shooting his brother? What kind of people are these and why were they not properly investigated during this? Hobbs and Jacoby used each other as alibis for the day of the murders, and yet both of the men's DNA were found at the scene of a crime they said they were not at, with boys they claim they did not see that day. West Memphis PD, its time to admit your mistakes in the original investigation, and do your job this time. A man's life is hanging in the balance!

Matt Janovic said...

I agree: Byers is a shady character and all of this just shores up the contention that he's been a drug informant or criminal informant of some sort. It also shores up the contention that he knows more about the murders than he's been willing to let over the years, so I'd imagine he's been popped at some point and is once again an informant of some sort, but most certainly a cooperating witness.

I'm saying that the noose is tightening around old Terry Hobbs and the rest of those involved.

Matt Janovic said...

PS: The West Memphis PD and the original trial judge only care about their careers and reputations, don't expect them to ever do the right thing unless it's under duress. They are unimaginably incompetent, possibly corrupt.

Anonymous said...

corrupt cops, informants, this was the work of a TEAM of corruption. they covered for each other. possible gang attack in retaliation for snitching. columbian style execution? could an animal have gone for the genitals of the child? eaten it out perhaps? what happened to the genitals, were they left there? there's too many loopholes in this. no American detectives are real, it's all politics they just want to get a conviction, they're just doing a job. the less they care about accuracy the more work they get done. the USA is a failure, and nothing is going to change that. there is no justice in this worthless country, I've lost my only chance at a normal life thanks to being victimized by the same system, falsely accused of many things, I was the perfect scapegoat. there's probably hundreds of thousands like this locked away forever with no voice. this one just got attention because of HBO. I have seen many others. believe me, there are MANY people in prison who do not belong there. again THIS SYSTEM IS A COMPLETE FRAUD, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS FAILED ITS CITIZENS AND USES ITS PEOPLE. THEIR WORKERS ARE FEEDING OFF THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY, USING THEM TO GET JOBS AT ANY COST. FIGHT BACK AND SMASH THIS SYSTEM OF GREED. THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS A LIE, THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IS A SCAM, A FRAUD, THE POLICE DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR SAFETY, IT'S ALL AN ILLUSION. CATHOLIC PRIEST CHILD RAPIST MURDERER FREEMASON CORRUPT COP DRUG DEALERS EVERYWHERE. IT'S THE GOOD OLD USA EVERYONE!

Matt Janovic said...

I agree with everything you wrote except the anti-Masonry and that it cannot be changed. However, we can get past all this since we, and many millions of others, agree on enough. The time of reckoning is coming for these bastards, mark my words on this.

I will go as far as to say that there is a possibility that Byers has been viewed incorrectly in all of this and might only know who did the killings. It is my opinion that the genitals of the children were eaten by scavenging animals, and it appears that medical experts have begun to conclude this as well.

But I generally agree with your comments, we have a real mess on our hands as a nation, and the WM3 story is just one-of-many. Our law enforcement, legal and correctional systems are broken have been for some time. Some reform came out of events like the Attica prison riot in 1971.

Recall that Gov. Rockefeller was more than willing to slaughter prison guards to shut it down, an insurrection of the oppressed. Real change can come, but it's up to us. It always gets darker before the dawn. We have some historical opportunities coming down the pike that we'd best grab.

My mother's side of the family is originally from Arkansas. Thank you for your comments, they're appreciated.

Anonymous said...

i have followed this case and let me say these boys were guilty by media just like lindy chamberlin here in australia the law is an ass
there are 6 victims here, all six boys [men now]whether it was hobbs or byers or the guy from the restaurant, damien and co should be free and when you have a judge like in the trail what a childish
red neck sorry excuse for a human he never looked at facts he just took sides an abuse of power

Anonymous said...

Terry Hobbs & David Jacoby killed all three young men to cover up a pattern of sexual abuse. Terry is an addict along with David & several other people involved. He has confessed to part of what happened to some friends. Law enforcement has little evidence to go on and therefore can't arrest or retry the case, especially since it is tied op in hysterical bible-thumping. The truth may never be known except to the dead, guilty, and innocent.

Anonymous said...

I am trying to understand why one of the most suspicious facts in this case is never discussed:

The report of a man in the restroom of Bojangles (one mile from the woods where the bodies were discovered) a few hours after the boys went missing; disoriented and covered in blood, mud, and his own feces. He is there for about an hour then leaves without a trace.

If you follow what the profiler tells us in Paradise Lost 2, there was an abduction site, likely a vehicle, a kill site, then the dump site. He could have been the one to abduct the boys in his vehicle, bring them to another location to bind and assault them, leave them (possibly with an accomplice) and go to Bojangles during this time, return to the kill site to finish the job (since time of death was approx 1 to 5 am), then return to the woods to dump the bodies.

All of this would suggest that the boys would have still been alive when this man was sighted in the restaurant and had the police done their job properly and investigated that man, he may have been able to lead them to the boys.

Any comments as to why this mysterious "Mr Bojangles" is rarely ever discussed?

Anonymous said...

I am trying to understand why one of the most suspicious facts in this case is never discussed:

The report of a man in the restroom of Bojangles (one mile from the woods where the bodies were discovered) a few hours after the boys went missing; disoriented and covered in blood, mud, and his own feces. He is there for about an hour then leaves without a trace.

If you follow what the profiler tells us in Paradise Lost 2, there was an abduction site, likely a vehicle, a kill site, then the dump site. He could have been the one to abduct the boys in his vehicle, bring them to another location to bind and assault them, leave them (possibly with an accomplice) and go to Bojangles during this time, return to the kill site to finish the job (since time of death was approx 1 to 5 am), then return to the woods to dump the bodies.

All of this would suggest that the boys would have still been alive when this man was sighted in the restaurant and had the police done their job properly and investigated that man, he may have been able to lead them to the boys.

Any comments as to why this mysterious "Mr Bojangles" is rarely ever discussed?

Matt Janovic said...

You make some excellent points, especially the main one of why the Bojangles incident wasn't investigated properly and why it's rarely discussed.

My feeling is that the incident is indicative of the entire saga: police and prosecutorial incompetence. That's enough to warrant a cover-up by "bad actors," and the judge also has a reputation at stake, he did a poor job as a jurist, to put it mildly.

But why so little on Bojangles? Because it's at the heart of the matter and it's still pretty enigmatic. The WMPD literally lost the blood sample evidence, they blew it at every point, on every level.

That alone should tell you a lot about the nature of the case. Also, add to it the strong likelihood that mismanagement of drug informants was at play, and you have a total cock-up created primarily by police and DA bungling. FOIA doesn't apply to most law enforcement records, you have to take them to court to open them.

We'll see, there seems to have been a few weird developments in the past two years.

Anonymous said...

When the african american is found, then so will be the truth. He will be identified by the night manager of the restaurant as one on Jerry Drivers past parolee's.

Anonymous said...

John Mark Byers, Terry Hobbs, David Jacoby.

Anonymous said...

You people sound like the rest of America !!! My brother IS NOT and DID NOT kill my nephew or anybody else !! And I suppose you people are not the law cause you are probably every bit as stupid as they are !! And I'm gonna leave it at that !

Anonymous said...

What would be the motive for Terry Hobbs and David Jacoby to kill those three young boys~One thought comes to mind~Stevie Branch may have intimate knowledge of Hobbs drug abuse,child abuse,child molestation?? Why else would Stevie tell his mom that he didn't like Hobbs and that he wanted to get away from him~Jacoby was probably in on it~maybe Stevie threatened Hobbs that if he touched him again he was going to tell his mother what was going on~Hobbs is very controlled in all his interviews~he has learned to say I don't know alot.

Anonymous said...

This is my opinion. The Hobbs boy was beaten the same day he disappeared right? He tried "breaking in" to his house because he didn't have a key. Terry Hobbs came home and found the 3 boys inside and questioned how they got in know he had locked the door. Hobbs then beat the boy and the other 2 boys witnessed it. They tried to leave and he restrained them. Hobbs called Jacoby and they either both killed the boys or Hobbs killed them and asked Jacoby to help move the bodies. That would then give reason for no blood being at the scene. The boys were killed in the Hobbs house and moved. Jacoby assisted Hobbs because of some sort of friendship or drug association. Either way they are both each others alibis. Remember there was hair from Jacoby at the scene where the boys were found and hair on the rope from Hobbs. If that is not enough evidence to bring them to trial then how did they bring the other 3 boys to trial?

Oh and as far as the anonymous comment about your uncle not killing his son, if your uncle is Hobbs then I think you are wrong.

Ronnie Long N.J. said...

Hobbs & wife, Jacoby, and Mr. Black ghost from Bojangles...... as well as the corrupt police, and paid off judge.... May God have mercy on your souls. Obviously one beautiful little town of drug dealers, corruption, and WELL paid detectives... who apparently hate goth kids.... Karma is a kick in the pants...ENJOY !!!!
Byers... you are a sick man,and karma will find you as well... and you know deep in your soul all the wrong you have done.... NO church going man, can judge people the way you did, act like you did.... and be mixed up in the crap that you were...you phony ass freak.

As for Jessie, Damien, and Jason.... this country as well as that shithole town, owe you a HUGE apology, and I hope you sue the living HELL out of them both.... the world has a way of teaching us things... and I'm just not sure what it was trying to teach the three of you... but whatever it was, I am sure that it will repay you in some way or another, one way or another.
What a sick, twisted, corrupt, and screwed up country this is... our legal system is about as bad as one can get..... whatever happened to innocent until PROVEN guilty.... how the hell is someone considered innocent, while they are held against their will in a prison system until proven innocent or guilty... the lives of these three men have been destroyed, as well as friends and family of these three.... and if these three are innocent...WHO THE HELL ELSE IS SITTING IN PRISON DUE TO INJUSTICES, CORRUPT COPS, AND POLOTICIANS.... sick to my stomach.... you better hope to God, that you dont try to pull that shit on me.... cause AMERICA... you wont be able to handle the consequences.

Anonymous said...

The Wm3 didn't have a chance they were conficted when 3 innocent children were murdered. I can't believe the investigator interviewing Terry Hobbs you tube Terry Hobbs speaks 4. The interviewer believes what Hobbs states that it wasn't a place where kids would play since it was jungle like and there was a creek?! (how many tadpoles or frogs were brought into your home as a youngster...think about it)...I was a tomboy and that's exactly where we would have played as kids is a creek area. These were 3 little boys where else would you have played as a kid? Hobbs is such a f-ing liar he hadn't heard of Robin Hood Hills area come on we know you are a stupid redneck hick but didn't know that the area existed until then. Listening to the interview Terry Hobbs speaks 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhEVugsKCKY&feature=related at approx 3:44 Hobbs says The Byers boy the one that was still alive..there was one that was still alive WTF? Did investigator(s) have something to hide also was it part of a child porn ring with Terry Hobbs & David Jacoby? You really have to wonder. I'm just sorry it took so long to release 3 other innocent children(adults now)

ksweatman said...

First of all, I have not seen any of the documentaries done on this case, but I've read everything I could get my eyes on. This is a twisted complicated case with an abundance of possible suspects. If I avoid speculation and simply focus on known facts, I'm going to go with Byers as the perpetrator or at least one of them. Christopher appeared to be the "target child" he suffered an agonizing death and whoever was torturing this poor child had to be driven by sheer rage and absolute hatred. A stranger with a fetish for sexual mutilation would've done all the boys. Byers beat the hell out of Chris on a regular basis. There are many eye witness accounts to verify this. The autopsy report showed evidence of old scars, bruising, and fresh belt buckle marks that Byers admitted were from him. He beat Chris shortly before he was murdered, and he was angry with him the day he went "missing". Someone at a PTA meeting overheard him tell his wife that they needed to "get rid of Chris". Eyewitnesses say he beat Chris after making him strip down naked. In my opinion, the line from physical abuse to sexual abuse was crossed. Christopher's mother suspected that Chris was being molested, she spoke with someone at the school about her concerns. Byers must've felt that it was only a matter of time before he was confronted or accused and prosecuted. Most of the parents had drug issues. The boys were always getting in trouble and drawing attention to themselves. Byers had motive for killing Chris and Hobbs had motive for killing Stevie. It's feasible that they found common ground and collaborated the crime. Experts believe more than one individual did this and they feel Michael was a collateral victim. Just based on statistics alone, the chances of Byers being the killer outweighs the others because of the fact he was severely abusive to Chris, and there is undisputable evidence to prove it. I HATE that this crime will never be solved. My only comfort is knowing that whoever did this will rot in hell after they draw their last breath on earth.

ksweatman said...

One more thing, there is no way Christopher's genitalia was mutilated my animals. The knife handle left impressions on the inside of his legs from the force. There was forensic evidence that suggests he was physically moving during the knife thrusts. He died as a result of blood loss from his wounds {castration}. This did not occur post mortem. When animals dine they don't do a meticulous job of degloving someones' genitalia. The animal theory is rubbish and it candy coats the reality of what a brutal torturous death this child had. We need to remember how horrible this crime really was, lest we may forget it, and the victims.

nonya said...

I recently watched the latest WM3 movie and believe in my heart Jacoby knows more than he is telling. I pray he has the decency to come forward one day so that justice will be served on the true killers. Those poor babies suffered horrific deaths at the hands of a maniac that has not paid for their crimes. Hobbs distancing himself from the investigations should of been a big red flag to the incompetent WM PD. Now they have wrecked 6 families lives by convicting the WRONG PEOPLE. The true killers will answer to a higher power one fine day and I would not want to be in their shoes. Those precious three little boys deserve JUSTICE! Our system has failed not only them but the 3 young men it wrongly convicted. RIP precious Stevie, Michael and Christopher. One fine day we ALL will know who did this to you and they will burn in the pits of hell.

nonya said...

I recently watched WM3 and I believe in my gut David Jacoby knows more than he is telling. I pray he has the strength to come forward and tell the truth. This is a case of GROSS NEGLIENCE on the WMPD and sadly how our failed system works. The system has ruined not only the WM3 lives but the true killers of these precious angels, Stevie, Michael and Christopher are free to harm others. you know who you are and one fine day, you will burn the pits of hell for what you did to those precious little boys. You are a liar, deceiver and manipulator and try to act so calm, cool and collected while your criminal records speaks volumes as to your true character. And to Hobbs sister that said "EWWW" regarding Pam Hobbs, honey have you looked in the mirror? Sitting on national TV smoking the filer to your cigarette. Your family knows the truth and you need to tell it, for once. Precious Stevie is in the lap of our Lord with Michael and Christopher. These precious little boys need JUSTICE for being taken from us in this heinous, horrific, senseless way. Amanda, sweetie, you are a strong and beautiful young lady please stay strong, clean and sober. the truth always comes out and what is in the dark always comes to light.

nonya said...

"My brother didnt kill my nephew and you people are as dumb as the Arkansas PD" - One fine day you and your brother and his co-hoarts will be brought to justice. Before you insult others, you need to look in the mirror. Pam Hobbs is a "speed bump you didnt expect" your brother is a demon possessed killer she didnt expect. Let the lenghty violent records speak for themselves.

Anonymous said...

This is to Anonymous(Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 1:37:00 AM EDT)

It's absurd to think this stranger (Mr.BoJangles) could have committed a crime this messy and NOT leave one hair,skin cell,nothing.Not a trace of DNA yet he is so filthy with feces,mudd and blood himself? And doesn't leave nothing of himself behind?

The DNA that was found on the boys were their own and their family members. Whether it got there by secondary transfer or by a family member killing them, it's absurd to think NOTHING from a total stranger would be left if in fact a stranger committed this and that's even if where the boys were killed was a dump site.

It's my belief that law enforcement has an overall idea of the actual kill site. Could I be wrong? Sure.

Anonymous said...

This is directed to Anonymous (Monday, March 24, 2008 at 10:50:00 PM EDT)

Sociopath's are perfectly capable of remaining relaxed,calm and cool without showing any sign of nervousness and also appear very honest,sincere,truthfull and forthcoming. History has shown this. Sociopaths are charming and lack a conscience.

You might want to read up on that and watch interviews of murderers who appear the SAME way as Hobbs does (to you) and then read how they ultimately admitted to their crimes,taking full responsibilty for what they did.

I'm sure YOU would have been fooled by Ted Bundy as well.

Anonymous said...

This is for Anonymous (Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 9:33:00 PM EST)

"Retalliation" killings don't normally occur in the manner of which the boys were killed. Generally, they would want less mess and be prepared more than likely.Generally, something like a shot to the head.

These kids were stabbed up pretty bad (signs of rage which often indicates personal) not to mention other anomolies and injuries caused to them.And I'm not talking about animal wounds post mortem.

Anonymous said...

This is directed to Anonymous (Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 5:33:00 AM EDT)

And not one shred of DNA from Byers was left behind? No blood,hair? He was looked at fairly quickly and he didn't show signs of any injury,scratches,etc.Surely whoever committed this would have been bruised up and injured at least to SOME degree from committing something so brutal.

Hobbs of course was never looked at early on.

Hobbs also had a history of being very very abusive towards Stevie amongst his own bio daughter,Pam and not to mention,the crime he committed against Mildred French. He has SERIOUS sexual hangups.

I can't help but wonder had Hobbs been looked at early on, would he have had some bruising on himself? Hell,I've had bruising for less than something like that and wondered "how I get those bruises". It's not like Im anemic or something.

The force used on these boys would indicate there would be at the very least SOME minor self injury.

So outside of Hobbs very suspicious behavior during the search and after (that has come out) I can't help but wonder if maybe he had small cuts on his hands,arms and again,bruising.

Wonder why they have never did TOUCH DNA for sweat and other types of skin cells.

Anonymous said...

This is directed to Anonymous (Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 6:01:00 AM EDT)

Uh huh. And People such as Micheal Baden,John Douglas and other top pathologists,agents and law enforcement (outside west memp police dept) are ALL WRONG and it is YOU who is right! Well gee,that makes alot of sense.It is YOU who is the expert in this field. Uh huh.Gotcha.

Let me guess, their expert opinions were "paid for"? They are in on it too? lmao!

Some of the things I read about this case from people spewing their opinions are not only hilarious, but absurd, bordering on delusional.


Anonymous said...

This is directed to Anonymous (Monday, August 29, 2011 at 10:23:00 PM EDT)

I too think Hobbs is involved, most definetly.

However, I'm not too sure about them being killed in the Hobbs household. If so, that house would be covered in blood and DNA even right now. In fact, if they went there and luminoled that place (despite paint jobs) it should light up like a christmas tree.Of course I cannot say with any degree of certainty.

Anonymous said...

Having watched all 4 film docs my personal belief is Terry hobbs was involved for sure. He had no strong alibi and looking at his past behaviour he fits the profile of a man who would kill in rage and the murders were certainly done in rage as most experts concur. The memphis three were the opposite of angry they were actually way too placid & docile for their own good which didnt help them in the first film. It made them seem like they accepted guilt. I believe Terry was angry at his stepson & attacked him severely then had to kill the other 2 boys as witnesses. Just looking at him answering probing questions he screamed guilty to me. He didnt even have answers sometimes & shut down. I also think the mutilation of the boys private parts was a HUGE red herring in this case. I think a turtle bit that off after bodies were dumped. Several world experts backed up the theory of animal markings on the body. If you accept that the scratch and bites were from animals then the penis mutilation fits in with that. Its great the memphis three were released but them having guilty verdict is a disgrace. The judicial system and the Memphis PD have acted disgracefully throughout this and seem to have followed their own agenda instead of seeking REAL JUSTICE for those poor little boys murdered. Even now they just want it buried to spare them any blushes or compensation claims. An almighty MESS of a case that was yet again ruined by lousy initial investigating. Id also like to say that the stories of child beatings & abuse by the stepfathers in these films was in itself quite upsetting regardless of whether they killed the boys.