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Misskelley Pretrial Pleadings (June 15, 1993 - January 27, 1994)


June 4, 1993
Municipal Court Order (Echols & Baldwin & Misskelley)
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June 15, 1993
Motion for Discovery (Echols)
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June 17, 1993
State's Motion for Discovery (Echols)
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August 4, 1993
Order (Echols)
Transcribed

Order (Motion for Discovery) [Baldwin]
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February 4, 1994
Judgment and Commitment Order (Misskelley)
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February 10, 1994
Order (Baldwin)
Transcribed
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February 15, 1994
Petition for Attendance of Witness (Jennifer Bearden)
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Order for Attendance of Witness (Jennifer Bearden)
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Order for Attendance of Witness (Holly George)
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PDF


February 16, 1994
Order for Return of Witness
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February 22, 1994
Motion to Dismiss (Echols & Baldwin)
Transcribed
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Amended Judgment and Commitment Order (Misskelley)
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February 23, 1994
Amended Order for Attendance of Witness
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March 19, 1994
Order of Execution [Branch] (Echols)
Order of Execution [Byers] (Echols)
Order of Execution [Moore] (Echols)

March 21, 1994
Lyons & Emerson's Motion for Attorneys Fee
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March 24, 1994

Phillip Wells' Petition for Attorney's Fee
Transcribed
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March 29, 1994
Motion for New Trial (Baldwin)
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April 6, 1994
Motion for Recusal (Baldwin)
Transcribed
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April 12, 1994
Response to Motion for New Trial (Baldwin)
Transcribed
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Amended Notice of Appeal (Misskelley)
Transcribed
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April 22, 1994
Order Denying Motion for New Trial (Echols & Baldwin)
Transcribed
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April 27, 1994
Notice of Appeal (Baldwin)
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May 3, 1994
Order (Echols)
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PDF

1995
Direct Appeal to Arkansas Supreme Court Vol. 1 & 7 (Misskelley)
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Arkansas Supreme Court: Volume 1: Index (Echols & Baldwin)
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January 8, 1996
Motion to Withdraw Pro Se Request to Waive Death Penalty Issues on Appeal; granted (Echols)
Transcribed
(Link to ASSC website via archive.org)
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February 19, 1996
Arkansas Supreme Court: Opinion (Misskelley)
Transcribed (Link to ASSC website via archive.org)


March 27, 1996
Order of Competency (Echols)
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April 1, 1996
Arkansas Supreme Court: Supplemental Opinion on Denial of Rehearing (Misskelley)
Transcribed
(Link to ASSC website via archive.org)

December 23, 1996
Arkansas Supreme Court: Opinion (Echols & Baldwin)
Transcribed
(Link to ASSC website via archive.org)


March 10, 1997
Petition for Relief under Rule 37 Arkansas Rules of Criminal Procedure (Baldwin)
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PDF

October 31, 1997
Motion for Release of Necklace for Scientific Testing (Echols)
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November 21, 1997
Motion to Fix Compensation Rate for Appointed Counsel and for Interim Award of Fee & Brief in Support (Echols)
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November 24, 1997
Order (Echols)
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February 5, 1998
Motion for Release of Knife for Scientific Testing (Echols)
Transcribed
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April 20, 1998
Motion for Continuance of Hearing (Echols)
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April 28, 1998
Second Motion for Continuance of Hearing (Echols)
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May 4, 1998
Motion for Discovery and Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence (Echols)
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Motion for Transfer of Case (Echols)
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July 29, 1998
Motion for Second Interim Payment of Attorney Fees (Echols)
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August 25, 1998
Motion to Allow Defendant to View Movie Concerning His Capital Murder Conviction (Echols)
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September 17, 1998
Order (Echols)
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October 19, 1998
Motion for Continuance of October 26, 1998 Hearing and, if Denied, Motion for Stay Pending Appeal (Echols)
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October 20, 1998
Response to Motion for Continuance and for Stay Pending Appeal (Echols)
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Order (Echols)
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Notice of Appeal (Echols)
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October 21, 1998
Amended Notice of Appeal and Designation of Record (Echols)
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October 26, 1998
Arkansas State Supreme Court Order (Echols)
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March 18, 1999
Order (Echols)
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March 19, 1999
Appoinment of and Order to Pay Court Appointed Attorney (Echols)
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May 11, 1999
Post Rule 37 Hearing Argument (Echols)
Transcribed

June, 1999
Respondent's Post Rule 37 Hearing Brief (Echols)
Transcribed

June 14, 1999
Motion for Third Interim Payment of Attorney Fees (Echols)
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June 16, 1999
Order (Echols)
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June 17, 1999
Order (Echols)
Transcribed
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PDF

?, 2000
State's Brief on Echols' Rule 37 Appeal
.doc

November 15, 2000
Motion to Preserve Evidence and For Access to Evidence for Testing (Misskelley)
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Exhibit
Declaration of Marc Scott Taylor

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February 8, 2001
Amended Petition for Relief Under Rule 37 (Misskelley)
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February 27, 2001
Petition to Reinvest Jurisdiction in Circuit Court re: Writ of Error Coram Nobis (Echols)
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Writ of Error Documents

March 9, 2001
State's Response to Motion to Preserve Evidence and For Access to Evidence for Testing (Misskelley)
Transcribed
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April 26, 2001
Arkansas Supreme Court: Opinion (Echols)
Transcribed
(Link to ASSC website via archive.org)


June 7, 2001
Arkansas Supreme Court: Supplemental Opinion on Denial of Rehearing (Echols)
Transcribed
(Link to ASSC website via archive.org) [Scroll down]

July 30, 2001
Order (Echols)
Transcribed
Images

April 4, 2002
Affidavit and Declaration of Counsel in Support of Motion to Preserve Evidence and for Access to Evidence for Testing (Misskelley)
Transcribed
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July 25, 2002

Motion for Forensic DNA Testing (Echols)
Transcribed
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Appendices to Motion for Forensic DNA Testing
PDF (2.03 megabytes)

September 27, 2002
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Supplement to Motion to Preserve Evidence and for Access to Evidence for Testing (Misskelley)
Transcribed

November 20, 2002
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Supplement to Motion to Preserve Evidence and for Access to Evidence for Testing filed by Petitioner (Baldwin)
Transcribed
PDF

January 27, 2003
Order for Preservation of Evidence (Echols)
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May 21, 2003
First Supplement to Echols Motion for Forensic DNA Testing (Echols)
PDF (0.98 megabytes)

Verified Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice + Order Granting Motion (Robert C. Owen)
PDF


October 16, 2003
Arkansas Supreme Court: Opinion re: Writ of Error Coram Nobis (Echols)
Transcribed
(Link to ASSC website via archive.org)

October 30, 2003
Arkansas Supreme Court: Opinion re: Rule 37 (Echols)
Transcribed
(Link to ASSC website via archive.org)

June 2, 2004
Joint Status Memorandum (Echols & Baldwin & Misskelley)
Transcribed
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Order for DNA Testing (Echols & Baldwin)
Transcribed
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October 28, 2004
Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus (Echols) [District Court]
Transcribed
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PDF

Motion to Recall the Mandate and to Reinvest Jurisdiction in the Trial Court to Consider Petition for Writ (Echols)
Transcribed

Memorandum in Support of Motion to Recall the Mandate and to Reinvest Jurisdiction in the Trial Court (Echols)
Transcribed

Motion for Leave to File Under Seal Certain Exhibits Proffered in Support of Motion to Recall the Mandate (Echols)
Transcribed

Exhibit U Images

November 5, 2004
Order (Echols) [District Court]
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December 13, 2004
State's Response to Motion to Recall the Mandate (Echols)
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December 20, 2004
Petitioner's Reply in Support of Motion to Recall the Mandate (Echols)
Transcribed
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January 6, 2005
Order (Echols) [District Court]

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PDF

January 20, 2005
Arkansas Supreme Court: Opinion re: Motion to Recall the Mandate (Echols)
Transcribed
(Link to ASSC website via archive.org)

February 8, 2005
Petitioner Damien Echol's Acknowledgment of Information on Destructive DNA Testing (Echols)
Transcribed
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Petitioner Jason Baldwin's Acknowledgment of Information on Destructive DNA Testing (Baldwin)
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February 24, 2005
Arkansas Supreme Court: Supplemental Opinion of Denial of Rehearing (Echols)
Transcribed
(Link to ASSC website via archive.org)

February 25, 2005
First Amended Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus (Echols) [District Court]
Transcribed
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PDF

March 2, 2005
Motion to Dismiss Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus for Non-Exhaustion (Echols) [District Court]
Transcribed
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PDF

March 4, 2005
Notice of Filing of Exhibits (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

March 14, 2005
Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Motion to Dismiss (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

April 6, 2005
Order (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

April 28, 2005
Response to Motion to Dismiss Amended Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Echols) [District Court]
Transcribed
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PDF

May 13, 2005
Reply to Echols' Response to Motion to Dismiss Petition for Habeas Corpus (Echols) [District Court]
Transcribed
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PDF

August 18, 2005
Order (Echols) [District Court]
Transcribed
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PDF 

March 15, 2006
Defendant Echols's Status Report Re: DNA Testing (Echols)
PDF


June 27, 2007
ASSC Request for DNA Status Report (Echols)
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July 17, 2007
Defendant Echols's Second Status Report Re: DNA Testing (Echols)
Transcribed
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PDF 

July 19, 2007
State's Reply to Echols's Second Status Report Re: DNA Testing (Echols)
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PDF

October 26, 2007
Joint Status Memorandum Submitted by Non-Capital Case Petitioners Baldwin and Misskelley(Baldwin & Misskelley)
Transcribed
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October 29, 2007
Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Petiton for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

Second Amended Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Second Amended Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Echols) [District Court]
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.doc
PDF (Text)
PDF (Images) Part 1 - Part 2

Exhibits in Support of Second Amended Petition (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

Motion for Leave to File Under Seal Certain Exhibits Proffered in Support of Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

November 7, 2007
Order: Petitioner's Motions granted (Echols) [District Court]
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November 9, 2007
State's Motion for Determination of Time to Respond and Alternative Motion for an Extension of Time (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

November 21, 2007
Letter Order (Echols) [District Court]
Transcribed
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2008
Baldwin's Habeas and Rule 37 Petitions and Exhibits

January 3, 2008
Petitioner's January 2008 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

January 29, 2008
Letter from Circuit Judge David Burnett to all counsel of record
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February 21, 2008
Joint Status and Case Management Memorandum Submitted by All Parties
Transcribed
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March 4, 2008
Petitioner's March, 2008 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF
Exhibit A Images - PDF
Exhibit B Images - PDF

March 28, 2008
Letter from Circuit Judge David Burnett to all counsel of record
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April 3, 2008
Petitioner's April, 2008 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF
Exhibit A PDF

April 8, 2008
Memorandum in Support of Previously Made Statutory Motion for Release of Fiber Evidence and Animal Hairs (Baldwin)
Transcribed
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PDF

April 11, 2008
Petitioner Damien Echols's Motion for a New Trial
PDF (4.55 megabytes)
.doc

Exhibits: All the exhibits filed with this motion are the exact same as the ones filed with the "Second Amended Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus." The only exceptions are "Exhibit A" (PDF) and "Exhibit Y" (PDF) and that "BBB" and "CCC" (ASSC opinions) are not included.

May 2, 2008
Petitioner's May, 2008 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

May 29, 2008
Petition to Proceed in Trial Court with a Writ of Error Coram Nobis (Baldwin)
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PDF

Amended Petition for Relief Under Rule 37 (Baldwin)
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PDF

May 30, 2008
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Motion for New Trial (Baldwin)
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PDF (5.11 megabytes)

State's Response to Petitioner Echols's Motion for a New Trial (Echols)
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PDF

Affidavit of Lloyd Warford
Transcribed
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June 4, 2008
Petitioner's June, 2008 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

June 5, 2008
Amended and Supplemental Petition for Relief Under Rule 37.1 (Misskelley)
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PDF (10 megabytes)

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Motion for New Trial (Misskelley)
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PDF (5.63 megabytes)

Petition to Reinvest the Circuit Court with Jurisdiction in order to Consider Petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis (Misskelley)
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PDF

July 2, 2008
Petitioner's July, 2008 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

August 12, 2008
Petitioner Damien Echolsís Reply in Support of Motion for a New Trial
Transcribed
.doc

August 14, 2008
Petitioner's August, 2008 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

September 10, 2008
Order Denying Motion for a New Trial (Echols)
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Order Denying Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Motion for New Trial (Baldwin)
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Order Denying Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Motion for New Trial (Misskelley)
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September 18, 2008
Petitioner's September, 2008 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

September 24, 2008
Order of Recusal (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

Order of Transfer (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

October 23, 2008
Petitioner's October, 2008 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

December 19, 2008
Petitioner's December, 2008 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
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PDF

March, 2009
Echols final appeal to Arkansas Supreme Court (Echols)
PDF

May, 2009
Baldwin's DNA appeal brief (Baldwin)
PDF (4.93 megabytes)


June 8, 2009
Response to Appellant Echols's Motion to Correct Supplemented Record on Appeal (Echols)
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PDF (Page 4 is missing)

September 16, 2009
Amicus Curiae Brief filed on behalf of Damien Echols by the Center on Wrongful Convictions, Northwestern University School of Law,and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Echols)
PDF

September 17, 2009
Echols' substituted brief filed in appeal before Arkansas Supreme Court (Echols)
PDF

October 11, 2009
Appellant Echolsís Motion for Order Staying Appeal and Remanding for Further Proceedings Regarding Showing of Actual Innocence (Echols)
PDF
Exhibit D: Affidavit of Jamie Clark Ballard PDF
Exhibit E: Affidavit of Deborah Moyer PDF
Exhibit F: Affidavit of Brandy Clark Williams PDF

November 6, 2009
Attorney General Response to Echols in Appeal before Arkansas Supreme Court (Echols)
PDF

November 30, 2009
Echols' reply brief in appeal before Arkansas Supreme Court (Echols)
PDF

December 2, 2009
Petitioner's December, 2009 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

January 6, 2010
Petitioner's January, 2010 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

January 20, 2010
Order Denying Post-Conviction Relief (Baldwin)
PDF

Order Denying Post-Conviction Relief (Misskelley)
PDF

February 5, 2010
Petitioner's February, 2010 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

March 5, 2010
Petitioner's March, 2010 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

April 8, 2010
Petitioner's April, 2010 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

May 7, 2010
Petitioner's May, 2010 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

July 8, 2010
Petitioner's July, 2010 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

September 30, 2010
ASSC - Oral Arguments (Echols)
Transcribed

October 4, 2010
Petitioner's October, 2010 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

November 3, 2010
Petitioner's November, 2010 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

November 4, 2010
Arkansas Supreme Court: Opinions (Echols & Baldwin & Misskelley)
Echols: PDF
Baldwin: PDF
Misskelley: PDF

December 7, 2010
Petitioner's December, 2010 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

February 17, 2011
Baldwin's Brief (Baldwin)
PDF (7 megabytes)

February 18, 2011
Damien Echols' Pre-hearing Brief (Echols)
PDF

Baldwin's and Misskelley's Brief of Issues on Remand (Baldwin & Misskelley)
PDF

Misskelley's Brief of Issues on Remand (Misskelley)
PDF

Respondent's Pre-hearing Brief (Echols)
PDF

Misskelley's Rule 37 Brief (Misskelley)
PDF (2.76 megabytes)

March 15, 2011
Order (Echols & Baldwin & Misskelley)
PDF

March 17, 2011
Order (Echols & Baldwin & Misskelley)
PDF

March 30, 2011
Echols' Motion for Additional DNA and Other Forensic Evidence Testing (Echols)
PDF

April 8, 2011
State's Response to Echols' Motion for Additional DNA and Other Forensic Evidence Testing (Echols)
PDF

April 18, 2011
Order (Echols & Baldwin & Misskelley)
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Order (Echols & Baldwin & Misskelley)
PDF

April 20, 2011
Order (Echols & Baldwin & Misskelley)
PDF

April 29, 2011
Damien Echols' Brief on the Admissibility of Evidence of Juror Misconduct (Echols)
PDF

Joinder in Echols' Brief on the Admissibility of Evidence of Juror Misconduct and Baldwin's Supplemental Brief (Baldwin)
PDF

May 16, 2011
State's Response to Briefs on the Admissibility of Evidence of Juror Misconduct (Echols & Baldwin)
PDF

May 25, 2011
Damien Echols' Reply Brief Re: The Admissibility of Evidence of Juror Misconduct (Echols)
PDF

July 13, 2011
Petitioner's July, 2011 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

July 18, 2011
Damien Echols' Testing Status Report (Echols)
PDF

July 25, 2011
Damien Echols' Supplemental DNA Testing Status Report (Echols)
PDF

August 4, 2011
Petitioner's August, 2011 Report Re: Status of State Court Proceedings (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

August 18, 2011
Order (Echols & Baldwin & Misskelley)
PDF

August 19, 2011
Alford plea documents
Echols & Baldwin: PDF
Misskelley: PDF

Waivers: PDF

September 8, 2011
Motion to Dismiss Second Amended Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

September 28, 2011
Order (Echols) [District Court]
PDF

September 30, 2011
Amendment of Conditions of Suspended Imposition of Sentence (Misskelley)
PDF

October 4, 2011
Amendment of Conditions of Suspended Imposition of Sentence (Echols & Baldwin)
PDF