Case 4:09-cv-00008-BSM Document 38-9 Filed 08/21/2009 Page 1 of 122
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
NATALIE PASDAR, et aI.,
CV NO.: 4-09-CV-0008BSM
DECLARATION OF JO LYNN MCCAUGHEY
I, Jo Lynn McCaughey, declare as follows:
"My name is Jo Lynn McCaughey. I am over the age of21 and competent to give
All of the information set forth herein is within my personal knowledge and is
true and correct.
On May 6, 1993, the bodies of Steven Branch (who was nicknamed "Stevie"),
Christopher Byers and Michael Moore, were discovered in the Robin Hood Hills
area of West Memphis, Arkansas. The boys had been murdered.
I am the sister of Pam Hobbs ("Pam"). Pam is the mother of Stevie. At the time
of the murders, Pam was married to Terry Hobbs ("Terry"). I have known Terry
throughout his marriage to Pam (from the mid-1980s to 2004) up to the present.
The press and public have been very inquisitive about the murders of the boys and
the subsequent trial of three teenagers for the murders. The teenagers who were
tried and convicted of the murders have been called the "West Memphis 3."
News organizations from allover the world have covered the story of the
murders, the trials, the West Memphis 3, the families of the victims, and the effect
the murders and whole ordeal has had on the families.
Soon after the murders, the national television show America's Most Wanted did a
story on the murders of Stevie, Christopher and Michael. I have seen statements
by the West Memphis Police Department that after the show aired they received a
great number of phone calls and leads on the case.
The Geraldo Show, another national television show, also did a show on the
murders, the victims, the families of the victims, and the West Memphis 3. Both
Pam and Terry were on this episode of The Geraldo Show in 1994. Attached here
to as Exhibit 1 is a true and correct copy of the transcript of that