Q: Dan Stidham
A: Christy Jones-Moss


Q: Would you please state your name for the court?
A: Christy Jones-Moss.

Q: And Miss Jones, you said Moss, have you recently married?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Do you know Jessie Misskelley?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: How do you know him?
A: We were friends.

Q: How long have you been friends with Jessie?
A: For almost 3 years.

Q: Do you remember May 5th, 1993?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: And how do you remember May 5th, 1993?
A: Because I remember Jessie being at his house, at his house with me, and I remember seeing him with Susie. And I remember him being down there when the cops were called.

Q: What are you talking about, when the cops were called?
A: When Connie pulled Stephanie's little boy off his bicycle.

Q: Is that how you can remember May the 5th?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Could you tell the jury when you'd seen Jessie, what times of the day that you'd seen him on May the 5th?
A: The first time I seen him was about 4:30, and we were over at, uh, Johnny Hamilton's house and him and Susie came in. And then when they left she went home and he went to his house and I went over there. And then we were sitting out on his front porch-

Q: And "his" being Jessie's front porch?
A: Jessie's front porch. And Stephanie Dollar pulled up in her car and Jessie went out to the street to talk to her and they were talking about what happened with the cops. And then Susie's mom, Beverly, pulled up on the other side of Stephanie and was talking to Stephanie. And then when they both left, some little kids came up, riding up on their bicycles talking to Jessie. And then he came back and we went to Johnny Hamilton's for them to get ready to go to Dyess.

Q: Wait a minute, let me stop you there. When you say "we" went to Johnny Hamilton's-
A: Me and Jessie.

Q: Ok, anybody else with you?
A: Uh, no sir.

Q: Then what happened?
A: Then, they sat around there for a few minutes and they got in the car and they left to go to Dyess.

Q: Now, when you say "they" left to go to Dyess, who are you talking about?
A: Jessie, Johnny, Roger, Fred and a guy named Bill.

Q: You actually seen them get in the car and leave?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: What time was that?
A: A few minutes after 7.

Stidham: Pass the witness.


Q: Would the Bill that you talking about that you say went with them, would that be a guy named Bill Cox?
A: I'm not sure what his last name was, I just know they called him Bill.

Q: And you said they left about what time?
A: A little after 7.

Q: Was it daylight or dark?
A: I don't remember.

Q: Can you picture-I assume you're testifying from your recollection? Your testifying from your own recollection about what you remember about May 5th?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Ok, from your recollection, do you remember when these people got into a vehicle and left whether it was daylight or dark?
A: I'd say it was just about turning dark. It was still a little light outside but it was just about turning dark.

Q: Do you remember if they had their headlights on?
A: No, sir.

Q: Now, were you employed at Shoney's during that period of time during the spring of 1993?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: And do you remember talking to the police officers, Bryn Ridge, and giving them a hand written, signed statement? Do you remember doing that?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Do you remember telling them you were working at Shoney's restaurant the evening hours from the last of April for about six months?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: And were you working the evening hours back in May of 1993?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Ok, and when you talked to Officer Ridge did you ever mention to him, make any statement, any indication at all that you had seen Jessie Misskelley on the night of May 5th, 1993?
A: I don't remember.

Q: Ok, let me show you your statement. And this was by the way, you talked with officers back in October of last year, is that right?
A: Yes, sir, that sounds about right.

Q: And at that point in time you knew that Jessie was in jail-
A: Yes, sir.

Q: -on these charges, is that right?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: And you knew that the key date involving all these charges was what happened on May 5th? Is that right?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: So you knew it was real important where Jessie was on May 5th?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: And you do recall talking to Officer Ridge?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Ok, I'd like you if you could-is that your signature at the bottom of that statement?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: If you could look thru that and point out to me where it was you tell Officer Ridge there about seeing Jessie on the afternoon or evening of May 5th?
A: No where.

Q: Well now, you're wearing one of these yellow ribbons for Jessie too, right?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: And that signifies you're part of a movement to get Jessie out of jail, correct?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Is that something that's cropped up since October? Have you become a part of that movement since October of 1993?
A: No, sir.


Crow: I wouldn't call it a movement, I think-
Stidham: Your Honor, that's, that's
Crow: The victim's families are wearing ribbons, and the defendant's families are wearing ribbons, that's not a movement, I object to that.
Davis: I'll rephrase it, Your Honor.
The Court: Rephrase it.

Q: Have you become part of that group since October of '93 when you talked to police?
A: No, sir.

Q: Well, did you intentionally not tell them that? Or have you just remember it since October of '93?
A: No, the reason that they told me they wanted me to come in there was because I was supposed to be in the cult, that's all they said. They didn't want to know nothing else. And every time I tried to tell them something about Little Jessie, they didn't act like they listened. They'd change the subject.

Q: So, you made a concerted effort to tell them that you were with Jessie on May 5th-
A: I told them I seen Jessie.

Q: -and they just wouldn't listen to you?
A: Yes, sir, they-everytime I started to talk about you know, Jessie as a friend or something they'd just change the subject about the cult.

Q: But they did ask you what you were doing in the evening hours as far as what your work schedule was in the evening hours back in April and May of 1993?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Were you curious that day-that didn't have anything to do with cult activities, right?
A: Well, you know, they wanted to know if I had time to go to cult activities in the evenings.

Q: And so you provided this information, they just didn't put it down or they wouldn't listen to you?
A: Well, every time I started to say something about it they changed the subject.

Q: Now, as I understand it, you're sitting on the front porch at Jessie's house with him about what time that afternoon?
A: About 6, or 5:30, 6, something like that.

Q: Ok, and how long did y'all sit there?
A: For quite a bit of time. I mean it wasn't for maybe an hour, an hour and a half.

Q: Now his girlfriend was Susie Brewer, right?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: And was she sitting out there with y'all?
A: Not at that time, she was walking around, but she had left after we seen them over at Johnny's.

Q: So you see the two of them together at Johnny's, is this Johnny Hamilton or Johnny Dedman?
A: Johnny Hamilton.

Q: Did y'all ever go to Johnny Dedman's?
A: I didn't.

Q: Do you know whether Jessie did?
A: No.

Q: And you're sitting there on the front porch and Susie Brewer, she's no where around, is that correct?
A: Not that I-no.

Q: Now are you good friends with Susie?
A: We're, we're friends.

Q: What about Stephanie Dollar?
A: I just recently got acquainted to her, I didn't know her that well.

Q: And is it your testimony that the first time you saw Stephanie Dollar that evening, she pulled up in her car?
A: No, no, sir. I seen them when they were down talking to the police, and her and Jessie were talking to the police and he was trying to tell them where they could find Bobby Dollar.

Q: He's telling the police that?
A: Yes, sir. To where they can, because there was supposed to have been a fight or something.

Q: So Jessie went down there to help kind of clarify all this disturbance?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Ok, which officer was it that Jessie talked to, do you recall?
A: No, sir, I don't, I don't know none of them cops up there in Marion.

Q: Ok, was the officer in his vehicle, or was he outside the vehicle when Jessie was talking to him?
A: I don't remember.

Q: Ok, but you recall Jessie going down there to talk to the officer?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Now, did you know any of these guys who were involved in this wrestling deal at Dyess?
A: I knew all of them except for that Bill guy.

Q: And you knew Fred Revelle?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: He also goes by Fred James?
A: I didn't know he went by that. I just know him by Fred Revelle.

Q: And those guys had been going down there wrestling for about a month prior to May 5th, hadn't they?
A: Yes, sir. Somewhere around in there.

Q: Pretty frequently-two, three, four times a week?
A: I don't remember how often, but I just remember they were going before then.

Q: Had you seen them take off to go down there wrestling?
A: Yea, I've seen them a couple times leaving.

Q: And did you-they continued to go down there even after May 5th didn't they?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Did you see them after May 5th?
A: What do mean did I see them-

Q: Did you see them leaving to go down there at times after May 5th?
A: Uh, yes, sir.

Q: And what-is, is what crystallizes your memory about this being May 5th, is it Jessie walking up and talking to the police officer at the end of the street?
A: Uh, no, sir, it's the fact that I remember Stephanie Dollar pulling up in front of Jessie's house and they were talking about the incident that happened with the police.

Q: When you say "pulling up" she's in a vehicle, right?
A: She's in her car.

Q: And that's the same day you say that you saw Jessie talking to the police officer?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: How many police cars were down there when Jessie was talking to them?
A: I believe it was one.

Q: Ok, do you know Officer Dollahite?
A: No, sir.

Q: Have you ever talked about what went on on May 5th with Jessie Misskelley, Sr.?
A: Not, not completely. I've told, I've talked to Jessie's attorneys about what's happened, but I've never really sat down and talked to Jessie Sr. about it.

Q: And I guess when you talked with their attorneys you told them a bunch of these details about what you're telling us about what went on on May 5th?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: But that isn't contained in the police statement that they took from you?
A: No sir.

Davis: Pass the witness.


Q: Had the officers allowed you to talk about that, would you have told them?
A: Yes, sir.

Davis: I object to leading. This is his witness.

The Court: Sustained.

Q: Would the officers let you talk about Jessie?

Davis: Your Honor, I have the same objection. He's leading the witness (unintelligible) scope of the questions he allowed his witness to testify to.

The Court: Rephrase your question.

Q: You talked to the police in October?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: And they wanted to know about this cult?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Did they say Jessie said you were a part of a cult?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: Were you?
A: No, sir.

Q: Have you ever known Jessie to be a part of a cult?
A: No, sir.

Q: Did you try to tell the police what you knew about May 5th and seeing Jessie?
A: Every time I even mentioned him being my friend, anything about May 5th, they would change the subject and start talking about the cult.

Q: Do you remember talking to Mr. Crow in September about the events of May 5th?
A: Yes, sir.

Q: And you told him basically what you've testified here today?
A: Yes, sir.

Stidham: Pass the witness.


Q: Just one other question. It is true that Jessie Misskelley introduced Vickie Hutchinson to Damien Echols, right?
A: Yes, sir, he said he had knew Damien -

Q: I didn't-
A: -from school.

Q: And Jessie knew him well enough that he was able to introduce Vickie to him, correct?
A: Yea.

Davis: No further questions Your Honor.