Another day of sunshine will be around Region 8. Temperatures will warm into the upper 60s and low 70s. Clouds move in tomorrow night. Rain is expected by Friday morning, however the showers be out of here for the weekend. See Chris Castleman's forecast on Good Morning Region 8.
The trial judge in the case of three men accused as teenagers of killing three West Memphis second graders said in an appeal hearing today almost 15 years after the convictions that he is "ready to get it over with." Circuit Judge David Burnett began the brief hearing before five lawyers for Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley. Burnett said he would set aside three weeks to hear the appeal, most likely in September. Each defendant would have one week. Burnett gave defense lawyers 45 days to file their pleadings and set an August 20 hearing for lawyers to give him a status report.
Andrew Golden, the younger West Side shooter is due back in court. Attorney Bobby McDaniel, "Well we found Andrew Golden in Arkansas under an assumed name." Andrew Golden the youngest of the Westside shooters has been subpoenaed and will return to jonesboro to face questioning in a civil suit. It has taken at least five months and to track Golden down. McDaniel, "I'd been looking for him for a long time and we got a tip. We had three investigators who staked him out for a couple of days and we finally got him." Attorney Bobby McDaniel who is representing the families of those killed says Goldens' deposition may have some important answers.
Coming up on Good Morning Region 8...
The fallout continues on the firing of Jonesboro 911 coordinator, Bob Andrews. We'll report.
Plus, the West Memphis 3 have a day in court. We'll tell you why one judge says he's "ready to get it over with."
And Craig Rickert is back in Crimestoppers today. See Craig put the stamp on some bad guys during the 6 a.m. hour!
These stories and more start Your Morning at 5 a.m. on Good Morning Region 8!
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