New documents at Callahan

The Callahan case archive posted many new documents yesterday.

Baldwin’s Habeas and Rule 37 Petitions and Exhibits includes many witness statements and forensic reports previously unavailable online.

Also included are three previously unavailable transcripts of Jessie Misskelley tape-recordings from 1993-1994:

  • August 19, 1993 (PDF) – Jessie Misskelley meeting with defense lawyer Dan Stidham
  • December 10, 1993 (PDF) – Misskelley interviewed by defense psychologist William Wilkins and Stidham
  • February 21, 1994 (PDF) – Misskelley phone call with defense lawyer Greg Crow

That’s a lot to wade through. I’ll post about specific documents at some point. Kudos to Christian (the guy who runs Callahan) and everyone else who helped track down and publish these documents.

Update (April 6, 2012): Another huge addition to the Callahan case archive today, the complete transcripts of Baldwin & Misskelley’s Rule 37 hearings from 2008-09. 3000+ pages, divided into eleven big downloadable PDF files.

7 thoughts on “New documents at Callahan”

  1. From reading the Dec. 10, 1993 interview of Misskelley by Stidham and Wilkins it’s clear the WMPD acted accordingly in their interrogation of Misskelley. Unless “raised voices” counts as a violation of civil rights. It’s also clear that Stidham lied about getting Misskelley to confess to the store robbery, as he vehemently denied it several times.

  2. I also see Jessie isn’t as retarded as they wanted him to seem. He seems like he perfectly understood his rights. What I don’t understand is why make a confession after his lawyer told him not tu.It wasn’t going to help his case.

  3. Jessie Misskelley meeting with defense lawyer Dan Stidham Aug 19 1993

    The rest of the interviews were just a defense strategy. This was Jessie’s only way of getting out of confessing . Now it all makes sense after reading Aug 19 1993. The state didn’t plea down to 50 years so they tried to make him look retarded. He had no problem remembering what happened on Aug 19 1993 . Also it makes perfect sense now why he made the confessions after he was convicted and received life with no parole and 40 years. He was just trying to tell the truth.

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