Mother In West Memphis 3 Case Wants To See Physical Evidence

Posted on: 5:34 pm, June 25, 2012, by

(Memphis) The prosecuting attorney in the West Memphis Three case, Scott Ellington, has given his okay to let Pam Hicks see the items that were found with her son’s birthday.

Pam Hicks is the mother Stevie Branch who was killed 19 years ago.

He, along with Christopher Byers and Michael Moore were killed in West Memphis in 1993.

Hicks filed a lawsuit last week against the City of West Memphis and the police department.

Ken Swindle, an attorney representing Hicks said, “Through his efforts they are at least saying they will let use Stevie’s belongings, but Miss. Hicks would like to see everything.”

She said, “I have a lot of unanswered questions. So, I’m hopeful and taking one step at a time that maybe one of these days this will be the end and our unanswered questions will be answered.”   
         
Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Junior were convicted of their murders, but they were freed last year after entering an agreement with prosecutors that allowed them to maintain their innocence, but still plead guilty.

Hicks said, “I don’t have any objection with the West Memphis Three being free.”
          
She has filed a petition in Crittenden County asking a judge to force the West Memphis Police Department to show her physical evidence in the case.

Hicks said, “Stevie’s bicycle is precious. Like I said earlier, it is evidence to the police department, but it belonged to my son. It’s the last thing he rode on and I know what clothing he had on that day.”
     
But Hicks questions whether all of the evidence is still in police custody leaving this mother with several doubts about the investigation.

She said, “I just want to make sure it’s all there. I just have a feeling that and even hearing rumors that things used during the trial, some of the things are not there.”