Before the undersigned Notary Public, duly qualified and acting in and for said county and state, appeared Leonard Haskins, to me well known to be the affiant herein, who stated the following under oath:
"1 . My name is Leonard Haskins. I am serving a sentence for first degree murder. My inmate number in the Arkansas Prison is 102384. My date of birth is May 23, 1977.
2. From about June into December, 1993 I was in the Craighead County Juvenile Detention Center at the same time as Jason Baldwin. I remember that Jason liked to draw. I used to kick it with Jason. He and I got along.
3. I remember when Jason came in. He had long hair. I remember when I first talked to him, he told me that they were trying to convict him of some murders. He did not talk about his case other than that. He never told me l that he had anything to do with it.
4. When I was first arrested in 1993 I was charged with capital murder. The charge ended up being reduced. I remember that when I was first locked in up, there were some of my homeboys there. I remember Xavier Redus and Montavious Gordon. There was another guy named Little Chris Clay. The only people in the unit with murder charges were me, a guy named Tito, Gordon, and Jason Baldwin.
5. It took awhile before Jason was comfortable enough to kick it with me. It took awhile so that we could see that Jason fit in. He got along well with everybody. I never saw any negative vibes or bad behavior towards Jason.
6. When Jason first got in the unit, he didn't talk to anybody at all. He was real quiet. He was messed up behind his case. It took awhile for him to come out and talk to other people. After awhile he did.
7. I talked to Jason more than 20 times. We were in the Juvenile Detention Center for a long time together. He never told anybody that I know of, including me, that he had anything to do with the killings. He was always stressing because he said he did not have anything to do with the murders.
8. Everybody in the Detention Center got to like Jason. The lady who ran the place, whose name was Joyce, took to liking him too. Joyce tried to communicate with all of us. She tried to make us all feel at home.
9. I remember that the day room in the Juvenile Center had one or two tables. At first we could only go into the day room one at a time. And then we all started going out there together.
10. Sometimes I would play cards with Jason. He knew how to do card tricks. Sometimes we would sit down and play cards, a group of four of us.
11. The way things were set up, when a new guy would come into the unit, unless we already knew him, it would take all of us awhile to figure him out. I never saw or heard Jason talk to any of the others, either white or black, about doing the crime, or cutting people up in any way. That was never the way he talked. He never even joked about being involved.
12. Nobody that I knew there, none of my home boys, none of the other people we were locked up with ever said to me that Jason had talked at all about being involved in the crime, or doing any part of it. That just never happened.
13. I heard some more about Jason's case after he and I were both sent to prison. I have never heard anybody claim that Jason admitted being involved in the case, or doing these killings. Based on what I know about Jason, and the way that I saw him behave when we were locked up together in Jonesboro, I do not believe that he would have told a new dude in the Juvenile Center that he had not known before that he had had something to do with the crime. If you know anything about the way people behave when they are locked up, you know that it takes awhile, especially for quiet people like Jason, to get comfortable enough to talk about personal things. It takes awhile before you will do that. I never saw Jason behave that way.
14. I have read the foregoing statements and state that they are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief."
Further the affiant sayeth naught.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand this 11th day of June, 2004.