Lonoke has always had issues with elected officials, prominent members of the community, and old families abusing power. One could argue that it goes all the way back to owning slaves, and the reputation of those in Lonoke that were especially brutal masters. Growing up with an abusive father, I knew what it was like… Continue reading So, why now?
On January 18, 1997, just hours after the murders of Joe, Barbara, and Heather Stocks, interviews by investigators are documented to have begun; the first at 7:50 a.m., the last at approximately 8:15 p.m. According to documents of the Arkansas Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division (ASP-DCID), nineteen interviews were held at numerous locations; Arkadelphia Police… Continue reading Omission or Oversight?
I have been deeply moved by the recent stories about Child Advocacy Centers, and how they aid children, who have been abused, to talk to those that can and will aid them. A few weeks ago there was a story on the news about these centers in the state of Arkansas and how they need… Continue reading Hear us, even if we only whisper.
Sexual abuse seems to be everywhere these days, especially in the places that everyone feels that children should be safe. Schools should be a place of education, in both books and social interactions, but these days those in such positions of power use it to fill personal needs. Teachers, coaches, principals, and tutors, for example,… Continue reading Hear my words . . .
It is said that knowledge is power. Given that statement to be true, there are, and always have been, some powerful people connected to the Stocks’ family murders. A pastor by the name of Robert Marble was knowledgeable of facts that made him quite powerful in 1997. Marble could have been a powerful figure in… Continue reading Knowledge is power.
Discovery, in both civil and criminal litigation, is everything. Determining fact from fiction, by way of evidence, in physical or material form, or with witness or accomplice statements, is the foundation of all cases. Evidence that is circumstantial, that point toward or suggest tangible evidence or events, is the handkerchief hidden in the attorneys’ sleeve,… Continue reading Discovery and Publicity
This is the first in a series of blogs regarding aspects of Heath’s case which will be dissected.