Fogleman: Call Shane Griffin.


(long pause)

The Court: Have you already been sworn?

Griffin: Yes sir.

Fogleman: Would you state your name and occupation for the jury?

Griffin: Yes, my name is Shane Griffin, I'm a narcotics detective for the West Memphis police department.

Fogleman: Um - Detective Griffin, I want to direct your attention to May the 6th, 1993. Uh - were you also with uh - narcotics at that time?

Griffin: Yes sir, I was.

Fogleman: What part did you play in the search uh - for the missing boys?

Griffin: Uh - that morning around 8:00, uh - we come into work around 8 - we were notified that there were uh - three young juveniles that were missing. Uh - as soon as I arrived at work, I started searching for the juveniles.

Fogleman: And where did you search?

Griffin: Um - there was an area that they thought they were possibly seen, north of the interstate. And it's a wooded area there and I was searching that area mainly on foot.

Fogleman: Alright. And uh - how long did you search, uh - I believe your search was interrupted, is that right?

Griffin: Yes sir, it was. Uh - I searched most of the morning.

Fogleman: And uh - your search was interrupted by having to go execute a search warrant -

Griffin: - Yes sir.

Fogleman: - Unrelated to this.

Griffin: Yes sir, it was unrelated.

Fogleman: Alright. Now after you returned from uh - completing those duties, what did you do?

Griffin: Um - just as we were finishing up the search warrant, uh - Inspector Gitchell called um - my captain, and informed us that they had found the uh - bodies of the victims.

Fogleman: In response to that call, what did you do?

Griffin: Uh - we were asked to - to, uh - arrive at the scene to assist the detectives in the - on the crimescene.


Fogleman: Detective Griffin, if you wouldn't mind stepping down from the um - with the court's permission ofcourse, now did you uh - play some part in the recovery of the children's bicycles?

Griffin: Yes, I did.

Fogleman: Now if you could, here take this pointer and point for the jury, where those bicycles were recovered.

Griffin: Ok, right here is the Ten Mile Bayou, and this is a little pipe that runs right across it right there, and then we recovered them on each side of that little pipe.

Fogleman: Alright. If you would, take this red marker and if you could circle, uh - that where the pipe is. If you'd put your initials - if you, well, I'll tell ya what - just stay down - I want to show you 3 photographs that I have marked for identification purposes as state's exhibits 56, 57, and 58.


Davidson: No objection, your Honor if he's going to introduce them.

The Court: Well.

Fogleman: I'm getting ready to.

The Court: Alright, they may be recieved without objection.

Fogleman: If you would uh - first of all, look at those photographs and uh - do you recognize -

Griffin: Yes sir.

Fogleman: - The scene depicted?

Griffin: Yes sir.

Fogleman: Alright. And if you would uh - start with state's exhibit uh - 56, and uh - take the photograph and describe for the jury and show the photograph to the jury uh - what's depicted in the photograph.

Griffin: Ok, what's depicted in 56, is uh - there was a group of search and rescue guys that - that had a pole uh - they were dragging the uh - bayou there, the east side of the pipe. It hooked onto something uh -

Fogleman: And could you show the photograph to the jury?

Griffin: Yes sir. They hooked on to - they felt something in the ditch with the pipe they had. They handed it to me um - at the time I pulled it up out of there and it was one of the bicycles, Uh - that was on the end of it.

The Court: Go on to the next one.

Griffin: Ok. This one shows uh - the other bicycle that was found, uh - right close to it, on the other side of the pipe. It was already pulled out and laid on - this was the pipeline that we found this on.

Fogleman: And is that the same pipeline that you circled on uh, state's exhibit 101?

Griffin: Yes sir. And uh - this one shows both of the bicycles pulled out uh - with myself and the search and rescue unit was only there with the bicycles laying on the pipeline there.

Fogleman: Alright. And uh - are you the one that's in the white t-shirt?

Griffin: Yes sir.

Fogleman: Alright. You can retake the stand.


Fogleman: Judge, if it would make it easier, could I have uh - Detective Griffin come around and look at the bicycles over here rather than hold the bicycles around -

The Court: You can just step around this way, it's alot quicker.

Fogleman: Ok, look at the bicycles and retake the stand.


Fogleman: Do you recognize those bicycles?

Griffin: Yes sir.

Fogleman: And what do you recognize those bicycles to be?

Griffin: Uh - those are the two bicycles that I pulled out of the bayou.

Fogleman: Alright. Now, did you also later uh - assist in taking some measurements for the crimescene diagram?

Griffin: Yes sir, I did.

Fogleman: And what particular measurements did ya'll uh - take?

Griffin: Uh - myself and Detective Durham, uh - took measurements of the location where we found the uh - three victims in the bayou.

Fogleman: Alright, and did you use any particular reference points to assist you in taking those measurements?

Griffin: Yes sir, there was a uh - a tree on the west side of the bank and a tree on the east side of the bank that we used as our points of reference.

Fogleman: Now, Detective Griffin, if you would step down and uh - look at state's exhibit 13, and take a look at that, familiarcize - familiarize yourself with it and see if you see those two trees that you used as reference points.

Griffin: Yes sir, I do. The trees we used as reference points is this one on the west side and this one on the east right here.

Fogleman: And where in relation to those two trees was the body of Michael Moore found?

Griffin: Which victim was it?

Fogleman: That's the first victim.

Griffin: Ok. Uh - the first victim was found 10 ft. 6 in. um - east of the tree on the west bank and it was found uh - 14 ft. 7 in. southeast - or southwest from the tree on the east bank.

Fogleman: Ok. Could you take this pen and write that on that diagram? Could be easier.



Fogleman: Alright. Now, how far - just stay where you are - how far from the - from victim #1 was the second victim found?

Griffin: Uh - the second victim was found 27 ft. south of the first victim.

Fogleman: Alright. If you could, write - note that on there - the diagram.


Fogleman: And how far um - was victim uh - how far was it for victim #3 from?

Griffin: Uh - victim #3 was found 32 ft. south from victim #1.

Fogleman: Ok. And if you could note that on the diagram.


Fogleman: Alright, you can retake the stand. I don't have any further questions, your Honor.

Davidson: Just have a couple of questions for you, officer. Um - did you - are you the officer that actually pulled the bicycles out of the water?

Griffin: Yes sir. The search and rescue team, they hooked or felt something underwater at which time they notified us and I came over and actually took the hooks and pulled them up out of the water.

Davidson: Ok. Now you pulled them up out of the water um - uh - did you say with hooks?

Griffin: Well, that's what it - yes sir, it was attached to - 'cause the water was deep at the time.

Davidson: Ok. Uh - are you the officer that was actually in People magazine holding the - holding it up?

Griffin: I - I never saw the People magazine, I carried the bicycles from the -

Davidson: Ok. You didn't have any gloves on, did you?

Griffin: Yes sir, I did. I had leather gloves.

Davidson: You did have leather gloves on?

Griffin: Yes sir.

Davidson: When you held the bicycle up?

Griffin: In the execution of search warrants, I always wear leather gloves and I had 'em on at the time.

Davidson: You had 'em on at the time?

Griffin: Yes sir, I did.

Davidson: Thank you. Now, what fingerprints were found on that bike?

Griffin: I'm not familiar with it.

Davidson: Ok. Is that basically the extent of your uh -

Griffin: Yes sir, I just took custody of 'em from the scene.

Davidson: Thank you.

Ford: No questions, your Honor.

The Court: Alright, you may stand down, any reason to keep him in attendence?

Davidson: Uh - your Honor, we may want to recall him. He doesn't have to stay in attendence, but we may want to recall him.

The Court: Alright, you can go back to your duties, we'll get in touch with you. Call your next witness.

Fogleman: Call Glen Masengale.