Selected Testimony and Arguments from the Trial of Jesse Misskelley and the Trial of Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin
Jason Baldwin with his attorneys, Paul Ford (left) and George Wadley (right) on March 18, 1994. Asked if there was any reason why he should not be sentenced to life in prison, Baldwin replied, "I'minnocent." (photo by Lisa Waddell, The Commercial Appeal)
The Jesse Misskelley Trial (January 26 - February 4, 1994)
"One day you wake up and see, beyond doubt, that your govt. is just one great big puppet show, that pulls its own strings and tenders out to the highest bidder. They are a law unto themselves! (but not you). My govt is totally unlawful, and has been…"