STATEMENT OF: Doug Cooper DATE: 1/25/94 PAGE: 1
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 257
DOB: __/__/61 M W WORK PLACE:

On Dec 19, 1993 Doug Cooper received a hunting-knife from Mr. Mark Byers at Mr. Byers home during the late afternnon/early evening. The knife had a dark synthetic handle which the blade folded into (total length of the knife unfolded was approx 9 inches) Mr. Cooper presented the knife to Mr. Joseph Berlinger & Mr. Bruce Sinfosky who in turn reported it to HBO upon being informed HBO demanded the knife be returned to West Memphis Police, upon this request Mr. Cooper transfered custody of the knife to Berlinger & Sinfosky whom then sent the knife via Federal Express to Inspector Gary Gitchell in West Memphis.

I have written this statement consisting of 1 page(s), and I affirm to the truth and accuracy of the facts contained therein. [one sentence scratched out by witness]

This statement was completed at 12:45 PM., on the 24th day of January 1994.

WITNESS: s/Inspector Gary Gitchell

Signature of person giving voluntary statement