January 6, 1995
This letter will appear very odd to you because I seriously doubt that you have ever heard my name. First of all let me tell you that I got your address from Joyce at the Juvenile Detention Center. Joyce speaks very highly of you and I have always trusted her opinion. I asked her about writing to you and she told me I should do whatever I felt was right.
I am a counselor in Jonesboro, Arkansas and one of my clients was the young man who testified that you confessed to him while you were in the detention center. Every word that he said in Court was told to him by me. We were discussing the case in a meeting and I told him what people were saying about the victims and about what was allegedly done to the bodies. This young man then went to the police and stated that you had confessed these details to him while in detention together.
When I found out what was going on I had no clue as to what I should do. I was very afraid that if I told anyone that the young man would sue me for revealing confidential information about our discussions. I finally contacted Mr. Ford and told him that if the young man's name appeared on the prosecution's witness list that he should call me. When the name did appear on the list Mr. Ford called me and I went to his office and told him everything that had transpired. Later, Mr. Ford informed me that he wanted me to testify. I agreed but later learned that I would not be allowed to tell the Court what had happened. I cannot tell you why because I do not know. They said it had something to do with the fact that the information was privileged.
Jason I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. I have never done anything that I regret more than this incident. I was completely out of line and very stupid for engaging in conversation of that nature. I realize the damage has already been done and nothing I can do will help you or convince you how truly sorry I am. I would give anything in the world if I could take back the comments that I made or change what happened but again you know that is impossible.
I will not ask you to forgive me because if I were in your shoes I seriously doubt I could forgive such utter insanity. I do however want you to realize that if the opportunity rises to assist you in any way I will do all that I can.
I am single and have no children so my financial responsibilities are small. I would never try to buy your good graces but please let me know if I can send you anything. It would truly mean a great deal to me if I knew I could do something for you. If, however, you choose to never answer this letter I will certainly understand.
If you wish to write me my address is ....
May God be with you and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.